Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Clinic and the Mountains, Peru

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru Other locations: Mountains outside of town towards El Galeno mine Min altitude: 8750 ft Max altitude: 11,700 ft Today was a slow day at the clinic – very few patients. Found ...

Clinic and Banos del Inca, Peru

Location: Cajamarca, Peru Max altitude: 8800 ft. After a couple of pretty intense days the pace has caught up with me. I managed to stay more or less on top of journal entries and ...

Second Day of Clinic, Cajamarca, Peru

Breakfast is served from 7-8:30 and we leave for the clinic at 08:30. All I have to do is shower and get dressed – I could roll out of bed at 07:30 and have plenty ...

First day of clinic, Cajamarca

Start location: Cajamarca, Peru End location: Cajamarca, Peru Miles today: Around town Miles total: Min altitude: 9000 ft Max altitude: Min temp: Max temp: Today has been incredible, and it’s only noon. I can’t ...

Lima to Cajamarca, Peru

Start location: Lima, Peru End location: Cajamarca, Peru Miles today: Miles total: Min altitude: 113 ft / 34 m Max altitude: 9022 ft / 2750 m Min temp: Max temp: Had a hard time ...

Los Angeles to Lima, Peru

Start location: Los Angeles, CA, USA End location: Lima, Peru Miles today: (flight) Miles total: Min altitude: 126 ft / 38 m Max altitude: 128 ft / 34 m (not counting the flight) Min ...

Columbus to Los Angeles

Start location: Columbus, Ohio End location: Los Angeles, California Miles today: (flights?) Miles total: Min altitude: 126 ft / 38 m (LAX) Max altitude: 815 ft / 248 m (CMH) Min temp: 50-ish  (Milwaukee) ...

The American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

I’ve glued four matches together and already had a few revelations. One, it’s not as easy as it sounds, and two, I should have considered how I planned to hold them in place while they ...

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Dad had his training session today, so I had the day to explore the area. I’d checked the National Park Service website and discovered there is a park just 45 minutes away in Hot Springs, ...

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Lindalee and I stopped at one of my favorite National Parks, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in central southern Colorado. ...

Mesa Verde, Colorado

Our first stop this morning was Mesa Verde National Park, which I figured might consume an hour or so. Five hours later we coasted down the mesa towards the exit, a whole eight miles further ...

Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Today was one of those once-in-a-lifetime days where you see something truly amazing, and between the sheer willpower to grasp it and the energy to pick yourself up out of the sand after kneeling under ...