Is your life an adventure? Yes? How? No? Why not? Anyone can have an adventure. Here are some of mine...

2020 Adventures
Hiking in Arizona

Hiking in Arizona

Kayaking in Colorado

Kayaking in Colorado

Four-Wheeling in Colorado

Four-Wheeling in Colorado

Cook Inlet Beach

Walking the Cook Inlet Beach in Alaska and picking up rocks and shells

Cranberry picking

Picking cranberries on the Gaede-80 homestead in Alaska

2018 Adventures
Arizona

I’m a hiking addict. Here I am in Arizona.

2017 Adventures
My Therapy Dog

My Therapy Dog and I volunteer at three health facilities.

Switzerland

My Bucket List: hiking in Switzerland, and of course, seeing the Eiger.

Switzerland

Not such a thing as too much hiking, often with trailheads arrived at by train, gondola, bus, and of course, by foot.

Switzerland

Swiss Cheese at every meal.

Kenai Peninsula History Conference

I met many interesting people and heard informative presentations at the Kenai Peninsula History Conference, Kenai Peninsula College in Soldotna, Alaska.

Kenai Peninsula History Conference

Russian performers brought a lively balance to the lectures.

Mennonite Heritage Tour

I savored every minute of the Mennonite Heritage Tour around Hillsboro, Kansas - the area where my forefathers and mothers settled after immigrating from the Ukraine.

Homer, Alaska

We looked for sea life under the boat docks at Homer, Alaska and found starfish, sea anemones, barnacles, and more. What fun!

2016 Adventures
Hiking Buddy

My hiking buddy for a terrific trip to Death Valley with geographical and geological amazements, and plenty of hiking and scrambling.

Badwater Basin

Badwater Basin — lowest point. Salt crystals. Yes, they did taste like salt.

 Desolation Canyon

Desolation Canyon — lots of rock scrambling, but then great views. We wore gloves everywhere we hiked.

Borax 20-Mule Train

Borax 20-Mule Train — fascinating stories of those hauls.

4-point Crawl

Sometimes 4-point crawling/climbing — whatever got us up!

Ziplining Buddies

My buddies for adventure at Stoney Creek Ziplining in Seward, Alaska.

Swing Bridge

Ziplining wasn't all: a swinging bridge, too.

Rappelling

And, THAT wasn't all: rappelling off of several platforms. Once I realized I really was safe, and wouldn't plummet to the ground in one second, I thought it was fun.

2015 Adventures
Dutch Harbor

The Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor in WW II. There are many forts and bunkers on the island.

Dutch Harbor

The United States used Dutch Harbor as a refueling base to fight the Japanese army's occupation of Alaska's islands, Attu and Kiska.

Dutch Harbor

Great hiking on the treeless island.

Dutch Harbor

Fun tide pools!

Alaska Marine Highway ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway Ferry functions like a "city bus" between the remote villages along SE Alaska. I traveled on it from Bellingham, WA to Skagway, AK.

Ferry Deck

Some passengers ride without a berth. They sleep on plastic recliners on the deck, or pitch their tents.

Potlatch

At Wrangell, I toured Potlatch and learned the purpose of totem poles: the figures are oral history prompts.

Sitka

The stop in Sitka was much too short. I wanted to learn more about the Russian influence.

Tractor

Just like nearly every state and province in the U.S. and Canada, Colorado has a Mennonite Relief Sale. Standard features are a live auction with the sale of a vintage tractor.

Homemade Ice Cream

Bicycle riders churned the homemade ice cream.

Quilts

The afternoon quilt auction brought in high bids with the newly integrated modern, geometric, and neon fabric quilts.

2014 Adventures
Flying

Landing with my brother Mark in his Super Cub on the Gaede-Private airstrip on our Gaede-80 Homestead.

Cabin

Renovating the salvaged Gaede-80 homestead cabin, built in 1963, by the legendary Johnny Parks.

Silverthorne, CO

Great day to play in the tons of powder with snowshoes!

Castlewood Canyon

Between my micros-spikes and trekking poles, I can go about anywhere!

Quilt Tour

Fun Barn Quilt Tour in Ft. Morgan County, Colorado. Check out your own state for Barn Quilt Tours.

Fall

Taking in the spectacular fall foliage in Colorado.

Civil War History

Touring Civil War History in Charleston, South Carolina. Plantations, grits, first submarines, slave museum, forts, extreme wealth and extreme devastation. (This was my first trip with Road Scholar.)

MCC Sale

An annual event: Rocky Mountain Mennonite Relief Sale. I donate, I volunteer, and I bid. (Check out these sales in your state or province.)

Hiking

Hiking with my grand boy. Teach kids the love of the outdoors, climbing dirt piles to mountains, snow angels to sledding hills, grand views, and wild life.