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Indie Outdoor Lore 'n' More


LA is Fun: Cool Things to Do, DIY Indie-style

2017-01-18 I love LA. Some people say Los Angeles is too big or impersonal. I've never thought so. I have a personable time whenever I visit. The people are awesome, outgoing, civilized, thoughtful, generous, and friendly, I think…

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Seneca: How to Buy Your Ghost-Town & Bar

2013-12-29 [UPDATE 2/18/14: Best offer stands at $240k. Wrapping up any day now. Last call!) [UPDATE 7/11/14: Well, we have had a buyer for Seneca for a few months now, who has made a couple payments. We are presently sorting through final paperwork…

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Seneca Music Fest!

2013-12-25 Here are some scans of long-stashed slides taken during the morning of one of the acoustic music festivals held in Seneca during the mid-1970's. Thousands of sun-backed youth piled into the forest hills around Seneca to attend the festivals…

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Seneca Auction: LAUNCHED!

2013-12-25 [UPDATE 2/18/14: Best offer stands at $240k. Wrapping up any day now. Last call!) [UPDATE 7/11/14: Well, we have had a buyer for Seneca for a few months now, who has made a couple payments. We are presently sorting through final paperwork…

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Seneca -- Buy a Scenic Ghost Town with a Liquor License

2013-12-10 [UPDATE 2/18/14: Best offer stands at $240k. Wrapping up any day now. Last call!) [UPDATE 7/11/14: Well, we have had a buyer for Seneca for a few months now, who has made a couple payments. We are presently sorting through final paperwork…

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Rosie's Diner: Extinct Roadside Attraction

2013-07-09 We were driving home from picking up Henry from music camp when we ran right into the tail-end of holiday-goers returning home. The freeway was a parking lot 30 miles north of Grand Rapids. So we peeled off and decided to drive surface roads around the whole region…

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Sleeper to Seattle: Pics from our Empire Builder Trip

2013-04-07 Here's a link to 150+ pics of our Seattle train trip. I edited for the best. : ) Hopefully it's a quick scan. Ahem. plus…

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Team OYB: In Seattle (More!)

2013-04-04 No time, as usual. But I'll try to dash up a few pics now that we're in Seattle. Actually, we'll be leaving on the train again in a few hours! I'm at a laundromat, hopefully not straining their non-customer patience…

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Team OYB in Seattle: a Hardworking Maritime Scene

2013-04-02 What a great train trip across the continent! We cashed in years of Amtrak credit card points and got a free sleeper car both ways. It's automatically First Class. Linen table cloths. An attendant…

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Team OYB: Away to Seattle! (OYB Store CLOSED!)

2013-03-26 FYI, the OYB Store will be closed for a week or two. If you order something, there will be a delay. Because... ...We're going away on the TRAIN! For the past few years we've had an Amtrak credit card…

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