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 requiring as much energy to chew as providing, and cross-country skis that hadn't been out of the closet to taste snow since leaving Colorado in 1992. But thanks to the 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!