Entries from July 2008

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 30-Jul-1993

Date July 30, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/30/93 – Fri. Well, a good night’s sleep did [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 29-Jul-1993

Date July 29, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/29/93 – Thur. Probably another short entry here, as [...]

Big Brother Locomotion

Date July 28, 2008

Lest you’re tempted to feel sorry for Benton, keep in mind that he is the resident knots expert in our house these days. In both cases below — both occurring within an hour of each other on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon — Benton came up with the idea as to what to hook up to [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 28-Jul-1993

Date July 28, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/28/93 – Wed. Well, so much for skipping one [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 12-Aug-1993

Date July 28, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 8/12/93 – Thur. I’m staying at the RPH cabin [...]

Alana Ready for the Pool

Date July 24, 2008

Digging It at the Playground

Date July 23, 2008

On Thursday, we discovered a new playground called North Orange Park, about 20 minutes from our house. It was mentioned by a neighbor and was well worth the extra minutes to get there. The park has 2 playscapes, a shady gazebo, a pond, paths you can ride bikes or scooters on, and a big sand [...]

Cleveland with the Campbells

Date July 21, 2008

On Monday, July 14th, I met up with some Texas friends in Bainbridge, OH. We have known them since Benton and Angela started daycare, 9 years ago in August. The Campbells were finishing up a vacation in NY and were going to be passing through the Cleveland area, so we drove up to see them. [...]

Gilligan on the AT Revisited: 21-Jul-1993

Date July 21, 2008

This is a 5-month long series of blog posts that are the entries in my journals written on most evenings as I hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993. The journal entry appears first — indented — and then any additional commentary from my 15-years-removed perspective follows. 7/21/93 – Wed. I am starting this entry earlier [...]

Big Machines with Boppa

Date July 19, 2008

Our trip to COSI yesterday included lots of time with Boppa (aka Grandpa Larry). I managed enough pictures of grandkids with Boppa to warrant a separate posting. Here, Larry poses with Alana before hoisting her onto one of the machines. Larry was great sport about heading into the centripital force machine that Carson wanted to [...]