Another Big Trip:  2011

This trip started in Palm Harbor, Florida and was taken solo by George.  Linda, Nick, Hailey and Corrine was picked up in Las Vegas and driven to Seattle, Washington.  George and Nick continued the trip home. 

Mt. Ranier Hike
Mt. Ranier Hike

Nick and I are hiking up to Paradise in Mt. Rainer National Park. A while on the trail, this bear begins to charge. I stoop down to put on my tennis shoes. Nick says to me, "Dad, you will never outrun that bear." My response was, "I don't have too. I just need to out run you."

Quanah, Texas
Quanah, Texas

Ed Givens was one of the early astronauts at NASA. In 1967, he was killed in a car accident. He never flew in space.

Outside Lincolns Tomb
Outside Lincolns Tomb

Just outside Lincolns tomb is a large bronze bust of the former president. Humor has that you will receive good luck if you rub its nose. Here, Nick tries it like many other before him.

Mt. Ranier Hike
Mt. Ranier Hike

Nick and I are hiking up to Paradise in Mt. Rainer National Park. A while on the trail, this bear begins to charge. I stoop down to put on my tennis shoes. Nick says to me, "Dad, you will never outrun that bear." My response was, "I don't have too. I just need to out run you."

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Forest fire in North Central Texas.

After leaving Vernon, Texas I came across this wild fire.  Just about a half an hour after leaving this area, the road had to be closed because the fire spread over the highway.