Adventures with Greg

“Our lives can be spent carrying out actions that we hope will lead us to a greater sense of purpose, accomplishment and meaning, but all these are secondary to the need to feel alive. And when we pursue the activities that make us truly feel alive, we discover the places and people and things we always had wished existed–people and places and things that have always been there–waiting patiently for our arrival.” Joseph Campbell.

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New York, New York!

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Laura and I decided we needed to see New York City during the winter holidays so we made arrangements to stay in Manhattan for a long weekend and try to see as much as we could. We arrived Christmas Eve and we lucked out. The weather was a record 72*, followed by 68, 65, 62

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Viva Italia! Sept 2014

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  September 2014, my wife Laura and I went to Italy for our first adventure into Europe. We started in Venice, “The City on Water”, as you probably know, full of canals and waterways. Then we traveled by train all over Italy. First to Verona, then Cinque Terra, which is a stretch of five towns

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Pacific Northwest trip, Labor Day 2013

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Laura and I flew out to Seattle the morning of September 2 2013. I rented a Mustang convertible and we started out towards Mount Rainier. That turned out to be a bad idea, it was in the clouds and wasn’t visible. On to Mount St. Helen’s , (I’ve been wanting to see since I felt

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Backyard Bucks

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What to do when its cold, winter and boring? I feel sorry for my outdoor buddies so I buy them corn and feed them all winter long. After a while I can walk outside and shake my bucket of corn and they come running to me. By the end of winter I can get within

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Fall colors near Lutsen, October 1st, 2012

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I drove my truck up up along the western shore of Lake Superior, known around these parts as  “the North Shore” for peak fall colors, Oct 1st. The colors were superb! Bright reds & glowing yellows. My wife Laura riding “shotgun” and my springer spaniel Daisy rounding up the backseat of my truck. We stayed

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Fall ride to top of Wisconsin, Little Sand Bay

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September 16, 2012 I left St.Paul at 7:30 am, my friend Doug left Ironwood Michigan at 8:00. we met in the middle in Hayward  WI, @ the Norske Nook for breakfast. After a few good cups of coffee and goodies, we synced our Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth headsets and we were off. (http://www.senabluetooth.com/ & http://www.senabluetooth.com/products/acc_SMH-A0303.php). I’ve

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2012 “WOI” Wheels of Italy

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Here is the “DOOM” display tent, with some of the hosts of the WOI event surrounding the guys…. 2012 Wheels of Italy, Car / motorcycle show. What a turnout, 100 Ducati’s, Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s , Maserati’s all in one big parking lot. Near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. The weather was sunny, warm and a lot of

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Day at the gun range

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 Click link to see video   2012-09-24 10.37.14 I went to Bills gun shop and range met my buddy Clay to shot our pistols. It was my 2nd time out with my CZ 9mm. I’m getting better at shooting it and learning how to pull the trigger smoothly/ better accuracy. Anotherspendy fun hobby to do

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July 4th 2012

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Boy, what a hot trip this one was. Day 1, when we started out, it was already 95* with high humidity. We rode up to Taylor Falls had lunch, then up through Hayward WI on our way up to Doug & Lisa’s place up in Ironwood MI. Day 2, cool morning, like 70 *when we

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