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Thom Hoch
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On extended sabbatical exploring North America
On extended sabbatical exploring North America

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September 11-12, 2017
Continuing south we crossed into Wisconsin. Good beer and time at The Thirsty Pagan Brewery in Superior. Met up with Kirk & Amy for a very nice visit. Spent our first Walmart night in the BooVan.

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September 10-11, 2017
Crossed back into the USA near Warroad, MN. Strong head winds again for a 3rd day now. Knocked another National Park off our bucket list, Voyagers NP.

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August 20 - 22, 2017

21 Aug 2017 10:17 am - totality lasted about 1 min 40 sec.: Our Total Solar Eclipse experience in Corvallis, Oregon. Words can't describe the aura that blanketed us, the color, the shadow passing over, shadow ripples on the ground as totality approached and again as it left, seeing stars, a pink hued horizon like that of well past dusk. Our grandson Ryan described it as "like being in a painting".
Thank you Tom B and K2 for hosting this gathering of old friends and new, as well as your wonderful hospitality.
Thom & Dar

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July 2 - July 4, 2017
Enjoyable excursion to Vernonia and Camp Crawdad with family.

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June 1, 2017
Arriving in Sutherlin.

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May 30 - May 31, 2017
Trip to Fresno for inspection and orientation. Van is formally delivered in Reno NV the next day. Then we drive home to Sutherlin.

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New Theme for an Old Blog
What could that mean? Is it possible there's an glowing ember of life here at the Sabbatical Journal? Let's gently blow on it and see what happens.

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Continuing across Alberta, Canada today we could see smoke from wildfires burning in Glacier NP, USA. It's harvest time here. Sept 5 and 6.

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Video clip of drive through mountains of British Columbia
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