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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 12/17: Seneca is being repaired. Local volunteers are fixing it up with donated materials and help from the new owner. Hooray! It was close to falling down after nothing happened in first years after being sold…

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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 12/17: Seneca is being repaired. Local volunteers are fixing it up with donated materials and help from the new owner. Hooray! It was close to falling down after nothing happened in first years after being sold…

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

2013-12-10 [UPDATE 12/17: Seneca is being repaired. Local volunteers are fixing it up with donated materials and help from the new owner. Hooray! It was close to falling down after nothing happened in first years after being sold…

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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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