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My Blog

Photos from my dream trip to New Zealand and Australia are now posted.

About Me

My Background

The Louvre in Paris, France

I grew up in Hudson, Illinois, a small and friendly farming community.  After high school I attended The University of Iowa and following graduation began a career with State Farm. After 36 1/2 years and the last 23 as an agent in Colorado Springs, I just retired.  Now the real adventures begin!

My Interests


My two favorite activities are golf and hiking and I have been lucky to do both at many fascinating places around the world.  It is amazing what you can find when you have a camera and a backpack and the tranquillity gained and the people you meet on a golf course.

My Bucket List

Coco Point

Trips to New Zealand and Australia are at the top of the list but there are so many great places in the U.S. where I have not been or experienced....yet.  Stay tuned for photos and notes from the ground I have covered.