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  1. 1. Emeriti office in Youngchild Hall<br />Teaching years in Stephenson Hall<br />Retire –1996<br />work…work…work<br />golf…golf…golf<br />
  2. 2. A Lake Superior kayak adventure was how I began my retirement - from Big Bay to Presque Isle.<br />We started by paddling from Lake Independence to Lake Superior via Iron River.<br />
  3. 3. Scenes along the way…<br />Arrow shows nonconformity between Archean below and younger Precambrian Jacobsville Sandstone.<br />
  4. 4. Granot Loma is a National Historic Landmark begun by Louis and Marie Kauffman in 1919.<br />
  5. 5. The Little Presque Isle tract is often called the crown jewel of Lake Superior, with its beautiful sand beaches, rugged shoreline cliffs, heavily timbered forests, and unmatched public views.<br />We paddled through the gap between the mainland and Little Presque Isle. It is shallow enough that one can wade to the island from the shore.<br />
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  7. 7. Finished at Presque Isle Park<br />
  8. 8. Hiking is another popular activity around Marquette.<br />View from Sugar Loaf<br />First view of Sugar Loaf trail<br />
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  10. 10. Beach walking is another frequent activity<br />
  11. 11. Golf at the Marquette Country Club<br />
  12. 12. 1997 – Adventures in Europe<br />Met Al Swanson at LaGuardia and flew to Zurich where we met Simon Estes.<br />
  13. 13. High Alpine Excursion <br />A rotating gondola!!<br />
  14. 14. Salzburg<br />Salzburg was the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the American musical and film The Sound of Music.<br />
  15. 15. Salzburg (Werfen) Castle<br />
  16. 16. Vienna<br />Simon Estes played Escamillo, the Toreador role. He provided our tickets<br />for a wonderful performance of Carmen.<br />
  17. 17. Hotel Sacher<br />The Original Sacher-Torte has been the most famous cake in the world since 1832 and the original recipe a well-kept secret of our hotel.<br />Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence in Vienna, Austria.<br />
  18. 18. Budapest, Hungary<br />This panorama is from the hilly Buda side; on the far side of the Danube, Pest is flat and is home to the Parliament and the main business section.<br />St.Mathias Cathedral<br /> in Buda<br />Parliament in Pest<br />
  19. 19. Florence, Italy<br />A distinctive feature of Florence's skyline is the dome of the cathedral (Duomo), Santa Maria del Fiore.<br />octagonal dome<br />
  20. 20. Uffizi Gallery<br />Pietà by Michelangelo<br />Michelangelo’s David<br />
  21. 21. Perugia<br />Left the train at Perugia and rented a car. Assisi<br />And Gubbio were the hill towns we visited in Umbria.<br />
  22. 22. Assisi<br />Assisi is a town and commune of Italy in the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region and on the western flank of Monte Subasio.<br />View of the medieval city of Assisi, with the Duomo in the center and <br />Basilica di Santa Chiara on the right<br />
  23. 23. Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi<br />
  24. 24. Gubbio<br />Gubbio is famous among geologists and paleontologists as the discovery place of what was at first called the "Gubbio layer,” a sedimentary layer enriched in iridium that is exposed by a roadcut outside of town. This thin, dark band of sediment marks the K–T boundary, between the Cretaceous and Tertiary geological periods roughly 65 million years ago, and was formed by infalling debris from the gigantic meteor impact responsible for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. Its iridium, a heavy metal rare on Earth's surface, is plentiful in extraterrestrial material such as comets and asteroids. It also contains small globules of glassy material called tektites, formed in the initial impact. Discovered at Gubbio, the K–T boundary is also visible at many places all over the world. The characteristics of this boundary layer support the theory that a devastating meteorite impact, with accompanying ecological and climatic disturbance, was directly responsible for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event.<br />
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  26. 26. San Gimignano<br />San Gimignano, known as the City of Beautiful Towers, is a classic medieval walled hill town in Tuscany, Italy. San Gimignano's historic center is a UNESCO world heritage site for its architecture.<br />
  27. 27. Verona – From Florence to Verona our train passed through the area where the 10th Mtn Division defeated the German army. Brother Will was in the 10th during these battles. <br />From Naples, Italy, the 10th Mountain set sights on routing the Germans from Mount Belvedere. Mount Belvedere provided the key to advancement into the Po Valley and securing Mount Belvedere depended on routing German artillery entrenched on Riva Ridge. The assault on Riva Ridge required climbing rather than skiing. On the night of February 18, 1945, companies of the 86th Regiment scaled Riva Ridge surprising the Germans.<br />The capture of Riva Ridge enabled the 85th and 87th Regiments to move on Mount Belvedere and the adjacent peaks. In capturing these peaks, the 10th Mountain suffered over 900 casualties. The next major assaults were in March on Mount della Spe and in April at Tole. Victories paved the way to advance on the PO Valley. By April 20th the 10th Mountain Division entered the valley, and after heavy fighting the German Army in Italy surrendered on May 2, 1945. In the campaign in Italy, the 10th took heavy losses with 4,888 casualties including 978 killed in action.<br />
  28. 28. Scenes from Verona. Note where Romeo and Juliet allegedly performed the balcony scene.<br />
  29. 29. Upon our return to Zurich, we had the opportunity to see the Hale-Bopp comet Hale-Bopp had its closest approach to Earth on March 22, 1997 at a distance of 1.315 AU.<br />Comet Hale-Bopp over <br />Zabriskie Point, <br />Death Valley<br />
  30. 30. London - 1998<br />We shared an apartment near Russell Square with Mary Poulsonand Greta Rogers. We could see the British Museum from our window.<br />Notable experiences<br />Included two tours led by the founder of the London Walks: Legal London and Dickens’ London.<br />
  31. 31. Chester<br />We visited Chester and made a quick trip to Wales.<br />Chester Cathedral is the mother church of the Church of England.<br />
  32. 32. Betws-y-Coed <br />Betws-y-Coed is North Wales' most popular inland resort. It is where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, the Llugwy, the Lledr and the Machno. Much of it was built in Victorian times and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. <br />
  33. 33. Colorado River Raft Trip<br />Trip was led by John Warmeof Colorado School of mines.<br />Locations in subsequent slides are given in miles <br />from the starting point which is at Lee’s Ferry.<br />
  34. 34. Mile 61.25<br />The Little Colorado River’s (right)'s confluence with the Colorado River (center). Note that the Little Colorado is a light brown color caused by recent cloudbursts, while the Colorado is an emerald green. When Powell and his crew arrived here in 1869, it was this color of the river that they saw, while the Colorado's green color is caused by Glen Canyon dam trapping sediment.<br />
  35. 35. Mile 156.25<br /> Havasu Creek enters<br />
  36. 36. Vulcan’s Throne and Lava Falls, near Mile 179. Vulcan’s Throne is a 700 feet high cinder cone that erupted along the Toroweap fault about 10,000 years ago.<br />
  37. 37. Mile 186.9 - Whitmore Helipad – helicopter to ranch where small aircraft flew us back to Lee’s Ferry.<br />
  38. 38. Golf at Arrowhead – Littleton, CO<br />
  39. 39. 1999 - Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltar and Spain<br />Another adventure owing to John Warme. He was professor with the carbonate study group at Colorado School of Mines. They study recent environments as analogs for ancient carbonate sequences. In 1999 Morocco was the site and Al Swanson and I joined the group.<br />We first went to Lisbon, Portugal. <br />Drove to this quaint fishing<br />Village on the Algarve before<br />returning to Lisbon to fly to <br />Casa Blanca.<br />
  40. 40. Morocco<br />The souk in Marrakesh<br />Ksar Swari is a palace located <br />just outside Marrakesh<br />
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  42. 42. Domes and basins in the Anti-Atlas Mountains near Tadakoust, Morocco<br />
  43. 43. Fossil- and mineral-diggers have made Morocco famous for its trilobites and its Orthoceras-rich limestones. Polished slabs of black limestone streaked with cone-like Orthoceras fossils are sold as curios or fashioned into coffee tables, ornamental sinks and even bathtubs. Finely prepared Moroccan trilobites can be found in the collections of museums great and small, as well as in the homes of innumerable amateur paleontologists. And the country’s colorful minerals, such as bright-red vanadinite and silvery skutterudite, are also the pride of many a great collection worldwide.<br />
  44. 44. Tangier to Gibraltar<br />
  45. 45. Most of the Rock is the Jurassic Gibraltar Limestone Formation. It is riddled with caves and disappointed me as <br />a symbol for a strong insurance company.<br />
  46. 46. Spain<br />The formation of the Iberian Peninsula was completed following what is called 'the most important process in the geological history of southern Europe', in other words, an Alpine-Himalayan tectonic movement, which occurred in the Tertiary era.<br />Almost the entire morphology of mainland Spain was formed in the Tertiary era. The Pyrenees, the Andalusian, Cantabrian, Iberian and Sierra Morena mountain ranges, as well as the sedimentary basins of the Ebro and the Guadalquivir rivers were formed. The uplifting occurred by means of faults in the Galician massif, defining the Central Mountains and the Toledo mountains, and therefore, the unevenness that exists between the two plateau. The marks left by these tectonic movements have fundamentally remained until present day. It can therefore be said that they gave rise to the geography of the peninsula as it is known today.<br />
  47. 47. Costa del Sol<br />Nerja, Costa del Sol<br />
  48. 48. Granada<br />The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is one of the most famous items of the Islamic historical legacy that makes Granada a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain.<br />
  49. 49. Savannah Elderhostel – January, 2000<br />Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America).<br />
  50. 50. Austin and Judy Boncher joined us on this adventure. Part of the Elderhostel was held on the island and part in Savanna. Subjects ranged from coastal flora and fauna to history, music and visits to locations shown in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. A wonderful experience.<br />
  51. 51. 2000 - London<br />Leeds Castle from across the moat<br />This castle and its grounds are now a leisure destination in the county of Kent. The castle grounds have an aviary, a maze, a grotto, a golf course and what may be the world's only museum of dog collars.<br />
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  53. 53. Marble Arch<br />We attended a trial at Old Bailey.<br />
  54. 54. Portobello Market<br />Portobello Road is a street in the Notting Hill district in west London. On Saturdays it is home to Portobello Road Market, one of London's notable street markets.<br />
  55. 55. Blenheim Palace is home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston.<br />Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, the Palace was created a World Heritage site in 1987.<br />
  56. 56. Oxford<br />
  57. 57. Wales<br />We met Carol’s cousin in Cardiff to follow-up on the family history. Carol’s Grandfather, David W. Fletcher was a ‘nonconformist’ preacher at Carmel Baptist in Maerdy (1903-1905). Carol’s mother lived in the house we saw; she was one of 9 children. Fletcher was such an impressive preacher that the Mellon family brought them all over to Pittsburgh, first classin 1907.<br />After serving Welsh community churches in Pennsylvania and Ohio he took a pulpit in Des Moines. He then studied law and rose to be the most prominent criminal lawyer in Des Moines.<br />
  58. 58. At Brynmawr, we went to St. Mary’s church yard and saw the graves of Carol’s Great Grandparents and Aunt, Joseph and Sarah Jayne and Maude (2 years and 6 months).<br />On to Llanelli to view Pant-y-Bailey, the Jayne estate and the parish church. Here we saw where John Jayne and his wife, Elizabeth and sons<br />John and Basil are buried.<br />The Jayne side of the family produced Bishop Francis John Jayne, who was Bishop of Chester for 25 years.<br />
  59. 59. Rev Francis John Jayne (1845 –1921), was a British bishop and academic.<br />Born in Pant-y-beiliau, Llanelli, he was educated at Rugby School and Wadham College, Oxford. He took his B.A. in 1868 and M.A. in 1870. He was a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford between 1868 and 1873. From 1879 to 1886, Jayne was Principal of St. David's College, a university institution in the small Welsh town of Lampeter. During his time there, he steered the institution through the difficult years following the 1880 Aberdare report on intermediate and higher education in Wales. The report recommended that the Colleges at Aberystwyth and Lampeter be united to form one institution, but Jayne fought the plan and retained St. David's College's independence.<br />A devoutly religious man, Jayne left Lampeter to become an Anglican vicar in Leeds. He became Bishop of Chester in 1889, a position he held until 1919. He died at Oswestry, and was buried at Bowdon, Cheshire.<br />From Wikipedia.<br />
  60. 60. Cardiff <br />Castle Coch<br /> Castle Caerphilly<br />Late nineteenth-century 'fairytale'-style<br />castle, built on medieval remains.<br /> Caerphilly Castle is one of the great <br /> medieval castles of western Europe. <br />
  61. 61. Llandaff Cathedral<br />
  62. 62. Back to London<br />We attended a lecture, ”Almost Like a Whale” by Steve Jones, the author of a book of the same name. It was held in the Darwin Building of University College, London. <br />An update of The Origin, it included many things of which Darwin knew nothing such as AIDS, genes, DNA, and cladistics, as well as a wealth of ecological data, on ants. <br />
  63. 63. Golf <br />Timberstone, 17th hole. The course is built beside Pine Mountain <br /> ski area, Iron Mountain, MI. It is hilly, tough and gorgeous. <br />
  64. 64. 2001 – Germany, Denmark and Sweden<br />Frankfurt to Copenhagen by rail immediately after a red-eye flight was a struggle. A look at the map shows that we had a lot of bridges over the Baltic Sea.<br />
  65. 65. Copenhagen<br />Tivoli Gardens, the old entertainment park<br />The Glyptotek was started by the son of the man who founded the Carlsberg Brewery. The Glyptoteket has Egyptian and Renoir collections, as well as Danish paintings from the "Golden Age" in the 19th. century.<br />
  66. 66. Rosenborg Castle<br />
  67. 67. Sweden<br />We made our journey from Copenhagen to Malmö in a breeze, taking only 35 minutes. It is the longest road and rail bridge-tunnel in Europe (it is approximately 10 miles long) connecting Denmark and Sweden, and has one of the longest cable-stayed main spans in the world, at 1608 feet. <br />
  68. 68. Stockholm<br />
  69. 69. More Stockholm<br />A glimpse of Gamla Stan<br /> St. James Church<br />Stockholm City Hall<br />
  70. 70. Vasawas a Swedish warship that was built from 1626 to 1628. The ship foundered and sank after sailing less than a 2 km into her maiden voyage on 10 August 1628.<br />She was salvaged with a largely intact hull on 24 April 1961. She was housed in a temporary museum called Wasavarvet ("The Wasa Shipyard") until 1987, and was then moved to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. <br />
  71. 71. Helsingborg<br />Kärnan is the most famous landmark of Helsingborg, Sweden. It has been there for some 600 years. As the tower is on a hill the views are quite spectacular over the narrow sound toward the sister city Helsingor in Denmark <br />
  72. 72. Sofiero Castle in Helsingborg, was one of the Swedish royal family's country mansions, located 5 km north of Helsingborg. It was originally a Scanian farm, bought in 1864 by Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden and his wife Sophia of Nassau. The first one-story palace was completed in 1865. It was expanded to its current size between 1874 and 1876, after crown prince Oscar had been crowned king Oscar II of Sweden and Norway.<br />
  73. 73. Helsingborg to Bremen to Koblenz<br /> Ferry from Helsingborg to train. Spent overnight in Bremen.<br />
  74. 74. Koblenz<br />Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges is the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz. It has an abundance of cultural monuments and historic buildings.<br />Our three country rail pass included the Rhine boat trip. We started here and <br />transferred to the train at Rudesheim. From there it was a short train ride to Frankfurt. <br />
  75. 75. Cologne Cathedral<br />
  76. 76. Black Wolf Run – River Course<br />June 13, 2001<br />It was an unforgettable day. We arrived in time to warm-up at the driving range, chipping green and putting green. I was hitting well and felt excited and hopeful. The weather was humid, over eighty degrees but a breeze kept us comfortable. The foursome members attributed my strong play to the new Tilley hat. I hit every fairway and only lost two balls. I had really worried about losing the new balls because 12 holes have water. I shot an 89 with 7 pars. We even played skins and I carried the day as my partner shot 113; the opponents scores were 92 and 129.<br />
  77. 77. Scottsdale<br />The Phoenician Resort and its<br />golf courses – Camelback Mountain<br />is ever present.<br />
  78. 78. Casa Blanca and art night<br />
  79. 79. Casa Blanca<br />Apache Trail and Roosevelt Dam Trip<br />
  80. 80. Cabo San Lucas, MexicoSheraton Hacienda del Mar<br />
  81. 81. Ocean Course<br />
  82. 82. Desert Course<br />
  83. 83. Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf<br />Ocean Course - Nicklaus Design<br />
  84. 84. Stones in the Mudd - 2006<br />
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  88. 88. Golden Wedding Anniversary<br />
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  91. 91. Las Vegas<br />
  92. 92. Valley of Fire State Park<br />
  93. 93. Death Valley<br />
  94. 94. You can’t tell by the pictures but the four of us <br />had coughs and sore throats during this trip.<br />
  95. 95. Utah<br />
  96. 96. Zion<br />The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes 9 formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. At various periods in that time warm, shallow seas, streams, ponds and lakes, vast deserts, and dry near-shore environments covered the area. Uplift associated with the creation of the Colorado Plateaus lifted the region 10,000 feet starting 13 million years ago.<br />Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Common plant species include cottonwood, Cactus, Datura, Juniper, Pine, Boxelder, Sagebrush, yucca , and various willows<br />
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  98. 98. Bryce<br />
  99. 99. Escalante<br />Rainbow Country Bed & Breakfast is located near some of the most spectacular slot canyons found anywhere in the world and all of these are found in the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. <br />
  100. 100. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument <br />The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument encompasses a vast area <br />of multi-hued cliffs, twisting canyons, expansive plateaus and all manner of buttes, <br />pinnacles and mesas.<br />The Grand Staircase is made up of five tilted, southward, facing escarpments called stairsteps. The stairsteps rise 5500' and range from the North Rim Grand Canyon through Zion to the uppermost riser, the pink cliffs of Bryce Canyon.<br />
  101. 101. Back to Scottsdale<br />
  102. 102. Eagle Creek<br />Greywalls #2<br />
  103. 103. Golf courses at Lawsonia - Links and Woodlands<br />
  104. 104. Sedona - 2009<br />
  105. 105. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the mesas of Sedona, Arizona, which was inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Richard Hein was chosen as project architect.<br />
  106. 106. Verde Santa Fe… It’s Where We Stayed!<br />Realty On the Greens at Verde Santa Fe was established in August, 2010. We offer an onsite full service Brokerage specializing in selling the homes that comprise the Verde Santa Fe master planned golf course community located just minutes from Sedona. <br />
  107. 107. WaNiPa – Here every summer since 1946<br />

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