In 1986 we relocated from Virginia to California. There were a lot of reasons for the move, but one subtext had to do with Oregon. Jim and I had fallen in love with the high desert near Bend on an earlier trip and had a notion of someday retiring there. Moving to California was intended to be a way-station on that journey. Things never turn out the way they are planned, but that's another story.
There are a couple of ways to follow us on our trip. I've tried to make the narrative a complete summary, but I've used many links to other web sites to provide additional details and sometimes pictures. You can either stick with the basic narrative or explore the various links. At the time this album was created the links were all valid, but the WWW is in constant flux and that can change. If you encounter broken links, please send us some email.
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