Latest Posts

Five Tips for Buying Hiking Boots
with No Comments

I’ve been hiking for close to 85 years already and have worn out at least a dozen pair of hiking boots. I’ve heard a lot of hype about buying “the perfect hiking boot.” Most is interesting but not very useful. … Read More

Waiting for Old Geezer, Bill
with No Comments

Back in the day — I was always waiting for the slowest hiker.  Today I am the slowest hiker. Not bad though, for I’ve taken a tip from one of my favorite backpacking companions, my nephew Kenn Petsh,. Kenn always … Read More

Visiting My Shafer Grandchildren
with 1 Comment

What a gift it is to have grandchildren!  We don’t deserve them, but oh-such-joy they give us when we stop to see them. The finale of my trip to New York was visiting my daughter, Maggie, her great husband Doug, … Read More

Arabian Nights on the Subway
with No Comments

My daughter Katie took me on an exotic tour of the world within The City! We went to New Delhi, Rome, Athens, Cairo and Shanghai — all by subway train! And without a doubt, New York, New York is a great … Read More

Bites of the Big Apple!
with No Comments

I arrived in NYC Thursday to visit my children and grand children. A daughter in Brooklyn, another who came down from Boston — and of course their partners — gathered in The City for a few days of fun. One … Read More