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Unicycling Crater Lake

September 7 (2019) we took a day trip to Crater Lake, Oregon’s only national park. Scott (on his unicycle) and two bicycling friends rode the 32-mile Rim Drive. It’s a challenging ride, taking Scott seven hours and about 3,000 feet … Continue reading

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July 2017 Newsletter

Want to read the print (pdf) version? Click here. Why Unicycle? Scott’s work commute is by unicycle, certainly an unusual sight here. Why does he unicycle? First, because he enjoys it. But, second, it helps him connect with people and … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 – Verano 2014

Yes, we know it’s not summer anymore, but we want to catch up with some of our summer events.  Sí, sabemos no es verano, pero queremos contar nuestras noticias. First, we’re not in Costa Rica at language school any longer; we … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts

Our oldest daughter, Vjera Thompson, shares a favorite holiday tradition in a second guest blog by one of our “kids.” Like many people, I’m sure you have breathed a sigh of relief now that the holidays are over.  Although it’s … Continue reading

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What kind of crazy people cut up fabric just to sew it back together?  Quilters! I (Jody) have been a quilter for more than 20 years.  I enjoy beautiful fabrics, the many wonderful designs, and the unexpectedness of how my … Continue reading

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Unicon 16

If you’ve ever wondered what people do at unicycle conventions/competitions, here are some great videos of the best riders in the world from Unicon 16 this summer in Brixen/Bressanone, Italy. We have been to two Unicons and they are a … Continue reading

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Tour de Lopez

Who drives 15 hours for a four-hour ride? A unicyclist! Friday, April 27 we drove five hours north to Seattle, Washington and spent the night with friends. Up at 5:15 a.m. Saturday, we picked up a Seattle unicyclist, Noli Ergas, … Continue reading

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