Bend Home

Bend Home

Hey guys, Here’s some pics from our new home in Bend, OR. The image at the top is from our April trip early in the morning as the moon was setting over Mt. Bachelor which is about 20 miles to the southwest. Lynn’s looking forward to skiing most every day. In the mid 70’s when I went to Oregon State in Corvallis, Bend was a small town of 8,000 or so people. Today the population is closer to 100,000. Average age is early 40’s.  Outdoor activities rule. Every other car is a Subaru of some type with bike or kayak Read more »

Out and About in Chile and Argentina

Out and About in Chile and Argentina

Part 1 – Santiago and Valparaiso January 2017 found Lynn and I traveling out and about in portions of Chile and Argentina with our friends Mary and Joe Studlick. Joe spent a considerable amount of time going back and forth with Jeff at Off the Beaten Path (OBP) to plan a 20+ day trip to visit the Atacama Desert and Patagonia in Chile and the Salta area in Argentina. And OBP did a great job with airport to hotel transfers, guides, restaurant reservations, wine tours, and trips back and forth across the Chile/Argentine border. We were looking for good food, Read more »

The Making of the Fly

The Making of the Fly

Ok, ok, I’m a little late with this post. Halloween is over and nobody probably cares anymore, but I had a blast making this Halloween Costume. So here’s how it all played out… At the end of last year’s Boyd and Bouffard Halloween party we all voted on the theme for this year. And the winner was “Classic Hollywood Horror” movies. After my totally bogus Ballchinian mask for that year’s party, and the disappointment of my little friend Danny, I was determined to make up for it. So a couple of days after the party I found “The Fly” from Read more »