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THE WINNERS OF THE BOOMPERPDX 500, pt. 1

Anyone Can Drive The Freeway, But Where Can You Get Your Kicks?   Before you start any race, know where you are.

THE BRIGHT ANGEL SIDE OF LIFE

Bright Angel is the name of the trail that runs from rim to rim across the Grand Canyon. It’s a place to meet new friends and enjoy the outdoors. An interpretation of Bright Angel is Baby Boomer ass kicker. If you make it down a mile and a half to the first bathroom/water stop and […]

WONDERS OF WIFE WORDS (WWOW)

A Boomer Husband Interpretation. A Zen retreat sits near the base of Thunder Mountain. The area of peace and reflection draws people from around the world. It seems Sedona is a world magnet for healing and renewal. If you chose a day for peace and harmony, this is the place. My wife and I found […]

BOOMER TRAVEL: THE ROAD TO UPPER SEDONA

Or How To Drive A Roundabout Without Sideswiping Half The State. Let’s praise the newest traffic separator sweeping the nation. This British import will be bigger than the Beatles. Not a stop sign, not a traffic light, the roundabout is a two lane puzzle designed to deliver drivers any direction they want. Or just go […]

10 THINGS THE SEDONA VORTEX WON’T DO

But You Would. 1. Help confused drivers find their way through one roundabout after another. The place has more of them than a YES album, more than an English county. The problem starts when drivers think yield means stop. Learn how to navigate this simple alternative to traffic lights.

LOVE IN THE TIME OF TACOMA

One sure measure of a city on the way up is the people who move there. When the smart crowd shows up, things change. Of course it takes more than intelligence. It also takes commitment and patience. Combine intelligence, commitment, and patience in newly weds who choose to make Tacoma their home, and the fuse […]

HIKING BABY BOOMER PORTLAND, pt. 3

Part One and Part Two. Portland bridges move people over the river. They also create fantastic venues for events. Above is Portland’s Mini Maker Faire from Sunday in OMSI’s parking lot. That’s the Marquam Bridge and I-5 overhead. A beautiful thing about Portland is its availability. I left my driveway at 1:30 and parked on […]

HIKING BABY BOOMER PORTLAND, pt. 2

An incredible part of the city is feeling like you’re never far from the woods. There’s always a clearing, a trail to follow. And it feels safe enough to dive right in there. On a Friday I stopped on SW Terwilliger in between appointments. This is the road on the side of the hill below […]

INVITATION FROM PORTLAND: WHAT’S MY NAME?

An old Russian saying explains it this way: The much loved are called by many names. With that in mind, Portland must be much loved by the number of names it has. Stump Town. Soccer City, USA. River City. Rip City. Rose City. Beervana. Bridge City. And they all fit. Just like weather that changes […]

THE OREGON BEER TRAIL TO PORTLAND

Oregon Brewers Festival Fans’ Points Of Origin. Courts of law rely on evidence. They need proof. Nothing helps close a case like proof. How do you prove Portland is a big draw, that the recent Brewers Festival draws huge numbers to Portland, who then go home and tell others? Put a map up with push […]