The first morning's picture -- off we went!

The beech wood along the trail.

Broadway Tower on The Cotswold Way.

Me and my Henry at the Roman Baths... in Bath.

At Elton House with Emma, Nick, Chris, Joan, Philip and Kevin.

This, and the photos below, are in Jerusalem on our trip there in March. It was so incredibly good we're going back later this summer and working on an archaeological dig with UNC Charlotte with the same folks from the March trip.


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December 20, 2009

Tags: snow, West Jefferson, snowshoes, cross country skis

Broke out Michigan winter clothes this morning - even gaiters. I found Henry's snow boots in the bag with the snow shoes and poles. A hike around town, while it was snowing this morning, was Christmassy to the maximum. In fact, I think they should change the name of this town to Christmastown or North Pole City, or Fraser Town. This is the biggest Christmas tree producing county in the state -- they are everywhere. We have a thriving nursery as well as choose-and-cut thing going already. C'mon people! We only have ONE Christmas store? That's just not right. Why do we need a Jefferson and a West Jefferson right next to one another anyway? You can't even tell when you're in one or the other. Check out my pictures in Photo Essay section of this site, and you'll see what I mean.


  1. December 22, 2009 8:11 AM EST
    Do you have a Spruce St., an Evergreen Dr., perhaps,a Pine Tree Pl. or, maybe, a Christmas Tree Ln.?
    That's all I got!
    - Carleen Jones
  2. December 22, 2009 8:58 AM EST
    We have Spruce and Evergreen for sure; don't know about Pinetree. I think the main drag through town could be renamed that way though as part of my grand scheme. Good thinking, Carleen!
    - Chris Arvidson

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