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Meet my new hearing dog – Rasta

Rasta is my new service dog. I received Rasta last week from Canine Companions for Independence. We have been very busy training, learning everything about taking care of each other, and finally, getting her back to Alaska. I am going to add Rasta to the website now, as she has become a "Wandering … [Read more...]

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Counting down the dog days!

Michael and I leave in just three days to go to California to pick up a service dog. I have been struggling with my hearing loss for years, and now I am getting a hearing dog from Canine Companions for Independence to help me. I am really excited. I have been without any pets for many years. It will … [Read more...]

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New York state of mind

What is the New York state? The dogs wear sweaters. The men have hipster beards and wear lumberjack plaid shirts. I keep washing my hands because everything is sticky. The subway entry gates DO NOT like me - access denied. Twice. The bathroom in Central Park was locked. So, well, … [Read more...]

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A perfect cap

Great capps to be had in SLC. A pleasant surprise. … [Read more...]

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Canine Companions for Independence

I found out earlier this week that I will be attending a two week long training session in California in preparation for receiving a service dog. I am all excited. I applied and have waited my turn. It has been 18 months. I leave March 28. … [Read more...]

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No cops around this time – Thank God!

We woke up in Torrey and mingled with the travelers. It turns out this little secret is getting out to everyone but the locals. We chatted with some folks that came in from New York to visit Hell’s Backbone Grill, and a couple from Colorado that were doing the red rock tour. Snow was … [Read more...]

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Was that a sock that flew off your motorcycle?

And we are off! We pulled out of Grantsville and headed over to Tooele and then turned south. Stopped for coffee at Vernon and then crossed over the hills into Eureka. Gene and Arlene were leading the way, and I was second, with Michael bringing up the rear. All of a sudden, I see a … [Read more...]

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Overland Expo 2014

Adventure in the Desert – Overland Expo 2014 We are headed off to Overland Expo 2014. This is an adventure travel conference filled with courses and venders related to folks that like to travel off the beaten trail, generally by motorcycle, ATV, or a well-suited vehicle. We have scheduled a few … [Read more...]

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Looking For Death

I flew into Seattle for the weekend. Tickets were so cheap that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. My good friend Marla rode the train up from Portland and met me at the airport. From there we headed north to the border. During my travels by motorcycle in Canada the last few years, I’ve … [Read more...]

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What’s fer dinner?

I wanted to create film and photo stock for the website and figured red rock country in southern Utah would be the ticket. I’m hoping to do little snippets about our adventures and have a short film intro that stayed the same, along with an end. I have heard people in the office call them … [Read more...]