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Where we live or how we live is of little consequence.
What is all-important is to live.

Ernest Dimnet

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What makes events remarkable? Perhaps they are just recent events that stand out as rare, fun, and a little offbeat. Or perhaps I just wanted three sub-categories beginning with the letter r.

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dennis maust skis deckers creek trail to masontown and back

Cross-country skiing Deckers Creek Trail (Feb 2014). A long day trip from Morgantown to Masontown and back (about 22 miles), via tired old legs, far-from-perfect balance, a water bottle too soon emptied, near-frozen Power Bars burning rather than providing energy, and cross-country skis that hadn't been out of the closet to taste snow since leaving Colorado in 1992. But thanks to the (life-saving) music of Parsonsfield, it was indeed another "Almost Heaven" experience.

dennis maust hikes seneca rocks with gary and renee

Seneca Rocks (2012). A little day trip to Seneca Rocks with my brother and his wife. A nice, short hike. A grand view. Wonderful weather. Since I was contemplating moving back home, getting reacquainted with "Almost Heaven" seemed appropriate. Perhaps it was also a bit of salesmanship by the family, too.

piper cherokee flying with Mike Meyer of Azle, TX

Back in the cockpit. Got a chance to go flying with a friend in his Piper Cherokee in April of 2002. We took a little trip to Lake Texoma for lunch. Nice! Back in the cockpit after 14 years. Thanks, Mike!