An Around the World Explorer

First I saw the badge on the back of his knapsack…

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Then I saw him…

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And I asked him about his backpack badge: Was he an explorer? Had he traveled around the world? And Harold Croxton introduced himself and said that he had indeed been on every continent – including Antarctica – and that he’d even climbed Kilimanjaro. This led me to talk about my 98 year-old dad, who’s been on every continent but Africa and who is in Wikipedia for his climbing and art.  Harold asked me to guess his age then – and I couldn’t even begin to guess – so he told me: He’s 96! “Were you in World War II?” I asked. And Harold said he’d served in the Navy during the war. I told him Dad had been in the Coast Guard.

I had a lovely time meeting my new friend. We’re hoping we’ll somehow be able to bring Dad and him together. I think they’d be great chums.

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Bellingham Women’s March

Images from the Women’s March in Bellingham, Washington –

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The Canadian Coastal Range

Looking north from Bellingham, Washington, the Canadian Coastals have been spectacular this week…

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photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell

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photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell