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About pelicanguy6

I'm an environmental educator and writer currently based in Oakland, California. I plan to include a hiking/nature journal on this blog, along with articles on environmental education, travel articles, poetry, and spontaneous thoughts. I am a passionate hiker and camper and a world traveler. I really enjoy cooking vegetarian feasts, and specialize in veggie German meals for Oktoberfest.

Another adventure begins

Yes, Kate and Are leaving tomorrow, taking a train to Colorado to see her brother and sister in law for a few days then moving on from there to various destinations. I am taking work I have to do on … Continue reading

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Bidwell Park

Discipline, once again, so I will continue to write. Here is a little information about Bidwell Park, the municipal park I am researching and writing about.   It is a huge (3000 acres plus) park that actually connects with downtown … Continue reading

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Discipline, discipline…

I am finding myself working hard on a major writing project, which is evolving into a book about Chico’s wonderful Bidwell Park, a very large space that includes both developed and wild places. It is a complicated and fascinating story … Continue reading

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Far, far too long

I have to get back into blogging. It is a great way to reflect on flie at the end of the day, whether anyone else in the world is reading it or not. I do not think I have written … Continue reading

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WE MISS ECUADOR!

It is very odd being back in the States, where I-phones are everywhere (they are in Ecuador of course, but not in such mass numbers), where we are not running to a new town every three days, where the Andes … Continue reading

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BOO HOO!!!

THIS IS OUR LAST DAY IN ECUADOR. AND, OH YEAH, I AM USING AN UNFAMILIAR KEYBOARD AT AN INTERNET CAFE AND CANNOT GET IT TO GO TO LOWER CASE, SORRY. WE LEAVE FOR SAN FRANCISCO ON A FLIGHT TONIGHT. TODAY … Continue reading

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What kind of place is Quito?

Quito is the highest national capital, 9000 feet,sorrounded by volcanoes. Some of its pastel colored neighborhoods cling to mountain sides. It is a place of traffic that rarely stops for pedestrians, and a city with polluted air. It is a … Continue reading

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