Biking out of the Pandemic – Greater Allegheny Passage – Day 1 – Greenock to Connellsville


It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Look at the lowest elevation change, and do the most miles on that day.  So we decided to go from Greenock (my house) to Connellsville, a…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Greater Allegheny Passage – Pittsburgh to Cumberland


Leaving the great pandemic behind is going to take work.  Things won’t just fall back into the same care-free ways without us taking some serious action.  This bike trip was such a step for us. …

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The Global Search for a Cat Bus


As my career at Westinghouse winds down, I tend to look back at some of the more memorable moments with people who have been like family to me.  Nearly 40 years ago, when I first…

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Meyersdale to Frostburg – Biking Through the Pandemic


While life has not been overly kind to us in 2020, the weather surely has been.  Never mind that my pepper plants lasted until November 18, the Indian Summer weather has been great for biking…

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Wellsboro, PA and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania – Biking through the Pandemic


After being cooped up for months, we decided to take our first Covid-era road trip.  Wellsboro is a small town in north-central Pennsylvania a stones throw from the New York state line.  It also is…

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Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA – Biking through the Pandemic


It’s been a tough time for travel bloggers.  Can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything.  Luckily, we like to ride our bikes.  Now we are not crazy people who go 100 miles per day, but we…

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Banana Peppers 2 – I Still Have Too Many


Previously, we talked about being overrun with peppers and what you can do with them.  In the current summer of Covid, you can’t just simply dump them on your co-workers like you did every other…

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Banana Peppers – What Can You Do With Them?


The pepper patch is in full swing.  I have gotten to the point of picking a half bushel of each type every few days, then I am under the gun to figure out what to…

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Hot Pepper Relish


As you already know, I like to pickle peppers.  I’ve been doing it for years now, and devote a large chunk of my pepper patch to jalapeno and serrano peppers just to keep my public…

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Hot Pickled Cauliflower


Hot Pickled Cauliflower – A Delicacy from my Youth Hot pickled cauliflower was my initiation into the wonderful world of spicy foods.  As a kid, my mom always had a jar of Bell-View Hot Pickled…

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