2006 and all that

On New Years Eve, Janet and I got married amidst the tall trees on the banks of the Hood Canal.


 Daughter, Elizabeth and Trevor on wedding day


In February we traveled to San Carlos, Mexico








Amazing clouds



Stopping in Tombstone


and Tucson, Arizona

Retired US Air Force A10 "Thunderbolt" Aircraft mothballed in the desert

on the way home

Janet with new Grandson, Connor


One of Janet's best images of the year.  Taken at Butterfly World in Victoria, Canada


Denmark, Norway and Sweden






The boats of Thor Heyerdahl at Bygd°ynes in Oslo

The Kon-Tiki


Rai II


Viking long Boat



Main shopping area Ulricehamn


Koster Island


Koster Island family transport (cars are banned) note the safety seat made from a bottle crate. Very common on the Island.


Anten-Grafsnas Jarnvag Railway



Our hosts in Sweden, Margarita and Goran Rosen


Goren standing in front of their traditional Swedish farmhouse


Janet driving Goran's Britannia Pacific at Boras

More images of Live Steam in Sweden can be seen here


A visit to the vineyards of the Willamette Valley for Janet's birthday in November

Erath Vineyard with Mount Hood in the center distance


The coast, north of Florence with Heceta lighthouse in the distance on the cliff.


The engines and wing of the Howard Hughes flying Boat "The Spruce Goose" at McMinnville


Crater Lake in late June

Colorado and Wyoming



Grand Teton National Park in late September


Durango and Silverton Railroad

More images from the Durango visit can be seen here 



Hoh Rain Forest and Coast

This too is one of Janet's images








New Career!

In October 2006, I joined the Union Pacific Railroad


In the yard at Hinkle, Oregon


Typical freight working on the Portland to Seattle run


Approaching the Tacoma "Narrows" 


Underside view of the new, under construction and "old" Narrows Bridge, west of Tacoma, Washington. Taken from the cab of a north-bound freight. working.


Crossing from BNSF to UP track-age north of Tacoma with Mount Rainer in the distance


Red Cross

Janet continues to manage the local Red Cross operation

Janet, standing far left of picture with some of her staff and volunteers


Elizabeth on Christmas Eve 2006


Janet,  New Years Eve 2006












































































































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