A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Before I begin my Thanksgiving Day story, I want to announce a very special friend’s 81st birthday today. It’s ironic that my buddy Norm Colon (the southern Norm), gets to celebrate three special occasions today – because he lives in the USA and they celebrate Columbus Day.  Their Thanksgiving Day isn’t until next month. So,… Continue reading A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Independence Day

Although I’m Canadian, I want to wish my large circle of friends in the United States, a very Happy Independence Day. Holly’s friend Colby, who’s a rescue dog from the States, sent this beautiful video of an assortment of fireworks.  My favorite is the last one – what’s yours? (Thanks, Colby, Denise, and Al –… Continue reading Happy Independence Day

A Fair Lady in Fairhaven

After a short series of emails, Tom, Margaret, Norm, and I got together for an impromptu walk in the village of Fairhaven, Washington.  Norm’s wife, Gina, wasn’t able to join us because she was volunteering.  So, my gal pal, Margaret, was our ‘fair lady in Fairhaven.’ Margaret is Tom’s wife, which left Norm, and I like… Continue reading A Fair Lady in Fairhaven

Guemes and Me

Guemes Mountain March 22, 2019 Photo by Danny

On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, I fell in love – minutes after my friend Tim Fisher pointed her out to me. We had all gathered at Volunteer Park, in Anacortes, Washington on a picture-perfect day, to do a ‘workers’ walk’ for an upcoming NW Trekkers Walking Club event on an island in Skagit County. And… Continue reading Guemes and Me

A Small World

Danny and Tom share a moment Photo by Sue Wallace

In early January, I began a walk across Canada, and hope to arrive in St. John’s, Newfoundland by December 31, 2019.  I am a member of two walking clubs; one in Vancouver (Vancouver ‘Venturers) and one in Washington State (NW Trekkers). The American Association of our clubs initiated a “Walk Across Canada” challenge for interested… Continue reading A Small World

Tulips and Neptune

When I was growing up, if I was ever sad, or in a bad mood, people would often ask, “What’s wrong with you – get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?”  And back then, I shared a bedroom with three younger brothers.  I mention this only to point out that in those… Continue reading Tulips and Neptune

A morning in LaConner

The first time I heard about LaConner, Washington, was about a year ago.  A friend had spent some time there and said that it was a ‘cool’ town.  I”ve always viewed ‘word of mouth’ testimonials to be the most accurate, as opposed to advertisements or commercials. So when I got this week’s walk schedule from… Continue reading A morning in LaConner