mjgradziel.com    michael j. gradziel
anacapa island, cherry burl, sierra nevada, spacecraft parts, joinery, wyoming, california
A decade and a half long record of life as I know it.

     Mike, most recently:
Spring is here, it has rained in California, the grass is green again, and flowers are blooming. Even in the desert, there are fields of flowers in some places where normally there is hardly anything alive. This was unusual enough to motivate us to pack up the kids and drive five hundred miles to Death Valley, where the best bloom in years is happening. Marlon did not appreciate this and would have liked to stay home in his cozy blanket, but Norman was mostly ok with the drive as long as he had his iPad and regular breaks to run around. We progressed about four hours for every six that elapsed, on account of the various stops.

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Photos and Commentary . . . follow the links:

Mexico to Canada on the PCT, Dad's account from the trail in 1978.
New York to New Orleans by bicycle and riverboat, 1944. Grandma's story.

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Most photos are mine or Joy's (credits to others are in image captions); please credit us where appropriate.