Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I thought Roger had moved to Chile after he retired. But then the other day I received the following email:

Hi Don,
I'm glad you liked the photos from Patagonia. A couple of captions are incorrect. 

Hope you are well.

Sooo, maybe the following captions are right, and maybe not.

I don't know where this is, but that looks like Roger.

Looks like snow on the mountain top.

Roger, again.

Valle California is an area in Patagonia where one can have a great vacation. There are activities such as fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and nature walks, kayaking, 
rafting and river float trips, and birdwatching.

Trevelin is a town in the Patagonian Argentine province of Chubut.

The town was important in the Welsh settlement of Chubut. It was named Trevelin, the Welsh for "mill town") after the first mill, known as "Los Andes", was established there by John Evans in 1889. 

One of the tourist attractions of TrevelĂ­n is the grave of Malacara, Evans' horse, 
who a few years earlier in 1884 had saved his master's life by a prodigious leap.

In 1902, following a territorial dispute between Argentina and Chile, 
the inhabitants of the area voted to remain in Argentina.

Nanty Falls: The meaning of the name comes from the first word of Welsh origin 
meaning stream, and the latter of English origin, meaning waterfall or jump.

This site is also a good place for camping and recreation.

Just for fun --

Born 1903-Died 1942
Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on
the way down...It was!

In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery:
Here lies an Atheist
All dressed up
And no place to go.

In a London, England cemetery:
Here lies Ann Mann,
Who lived an old maid
But died an old Mann.
Dec. 8, 1767
In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery:

Anna Wallace:
The children of Israel wanted bread,
And the Lord sent them manna.
Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
And the Devil sent him Anna.

In a Ruidoso, New Mexico, cemetery:
Here lies Johnny Yeast. .
Pardon me
For not rising.


  1. Thurmont Md! Beautiful rural area, where we used to drive to to pick out a Christmas tree from a farm there. Your gravestone jokes brings back many fond memories of life there.

  2. The lupines in the California Valley are beautiful!
    I also liked seeing the wagon base hewn from a log. Love those types of make-it-themselves tools.

  3. Hi Roger! Thanks for sharing your pictures!