More Leavitt Meadow photos

Walking up the trail to Poore Lake we ran into a llama caravan. Are they just the cutest animals or what?  Note that they are carrying gear rather than people?  They can only carry less than 100 pounds. This is the river that we forged several times while backpacking into…

Bone update

I brought the bones we found at Leavitt Meadow to the Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota.  I love the Bell Museum.  The staff seems genuinely interested in bones.  They brought me up to their office to research what animal the vertebra came from.  Based on the size and…

Carnival in Brazil

Carnival in Brazil is quite the event.  Four, five, six days of constant partying before Lent begins.  We were in Pitimbu which is in the extreme northeastern part of Brazil right on the coast.  Pitimbu is a little village but they still celebrated Carnival for five days.  It was pouring…

Brazil — here we come

Vacation is here.  Eleven hours of flying -- all night long.  I don't really like airplanes but they are a necessity to change from the single digit temperatures to the mid-80s in a matter of hours.  I'm anxious to see if the toilets swirl counterclockwise.  I'm anxious to check out…

Excellent new friends from England

I haven't written much about our trip to Egypt and Israel other than posting a few pictures of scuba diving. Coming home to the pregnant cat distracted me. Plus I needed time to decompress from the trip and think over all the experiences. I had many preconceived ideas about ways…

We are going camping today

We are camping at Temperance River State Park on the north shore of Lake Superior almost to the Canadian border.  Why this weekend when the forecast predicts rain? I made these reservations over a month ago and we got the last spot in the campground.  Kevin is going to New…