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Columbia River Gorge - June 2004 Visit to Scotland - May 2004
Robin and April in the Marathon

We went to the Columbia River Gorge Marathon in Oregon in June 2004. Very beautiful course, and a reasonable time of 4:19. I had the good fortune to run with April from Erie, Pennsylvania. She did a terrific 4:13 in her first ever marathon. Penny repeated her personal record of 3:52 - just outside her Boston Qualifying time of 3:50.

Columbia River Gorge is very beautiful - I highly recommend a visit. Gorge photos. This year is the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and of course our heroes sailed down the Columbia on their way to the Pacific Ocean.

The early west coast pioneers had to navigate the river on the raft as the final part of the Oregon Trail. After a journey of 2000 miles in a covered wagon, they had to face 100 miles on a raft down the rapids of the river! Gosh the pioneers were tough. Museum Photos

Ali eating ice-cream in Scotland

We went to Scotland in May for a family gathering. My father passed away in November 2003 and we didn't decide how to deal with his ashes at the time of the funeral. So we interred his ashes at his parents' grave in Greenock on May 24, 2004. The service was followed by a lunch for family and friends and a visit to Haylie House - where Dad ended his days in a home for the elderly. We donated a bench to sit in the gardens of the house - overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

We had the pleasure of being joined by Irene, Robert and Kirsty from Houston, Texas. We had a holiday together in Largs and the weather was beautiful. Memorial Photos

Largs - May 27, 2004

Largs - May 27, 2004. A perfect day.

And coming up...

Next up is the Double Dipsea. We're only going to spectate - too tough for me.

Then it's Western States - 100 mile endurance event. We're assisting at an aid station on Saturday. I'm to crew for Steve at mile 90 on Sunday (help him through the aid station).

The 4th July weekend and fireworks. Then a trip to Yosemite to climb "Clouds Rest". Our summer vacation at Glacier National Park, Montana in July.

So lots of exciting things ahead.

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