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Some adventures I've taken, places I've been, and things I've done-in no particular order, (to get the large original of the picture, click on the image.)


Sports Car Racing. Turn 2 at Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, California, in a Sports Car Club of America sports racing machine. The "Spec" racer is a fast and agile race car that is a handful at speed-its always doing something. But it carried me to second place in the San Francisco Region SCCA Solo I championships in 1992 and 1993.


Machu Picchu, Peru. On the day after this picture was taken, we climbed the peak in the background, Huayana Picchu. It was a grunt. Machu Picchu is an inspirational and magic place. Pictures do not do it justice-particularly the stone craftsmanship of the ancients. The Ya-Yas have a website for the Peru trip.


Bicycling. Weekly outing with my friends who enjoy bicycling around Northern California's wine country-this near Healdsburg during harvest season. The Ya-Yas bicycle several thousand miles a year.


Inca Trail, Peru. The Ya-Yas on the Inca Trail, between Machu Picchu and Sun Gate.


Inca Trail, Peru. The Inca Trail, between Machu Picchu and Sun Gate. Note the craftsmanship of the Inca stonemasons.


Sports Car Racing. Entrance to turn 11 at Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, California, in a G Production Spitfire. As race cars go, the Spitfire is pleasure to drive. Nothing can out break and dive under a Spitfire going into a corner. The Spitfires carried me to first place in the San Francisco Region SCCA Solo I championships in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1990, and second place in 1988 and 1991.


Ollantaytambo, Peru. In the market, negotiating to enhance my doll collection.


Ollantaytambo, Peru. In the market, negotiating to enhance my doll collection-I don't know who made out the best in the negotiations; but the Peruvian people are civil, industrious and hospitable to outsiders.


Sports Car Racing. My first race car-a G Production Spitfire, with team manager and husband John in the paddock at Sears Point Raceway. After this picture was taken, I went too fast through the old turn 4 at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey California, and hit the concrete barrier on drivers left at the exit. The car was a write off. Next season, I had a new Spitfire, and the team colors were changed to solid blue.


Iquitos, Peru. The gateway to the Amazon in Peru-in front of the El Pollon Restaurant. The motorized bicycle taxis, (in the background,) were fascinating.


Aspen, Colorado.. An annual trek. I first skied in 1967, and have skied at most of the areas in Western America. Of all the places, Taos Ski Valley is my favorite. I was raised about 40 miles from Taos in Espanola New Mexico. My family has been in Southwest America since the Colonization in the late 16'the century.


Yagua Indians, Amazon, Peru. My husband John is a pipe smoker, and negotiated with the man on my left, (a tribal elder.) He got a briar pipe, and my husband got to try out the blowgun, (and actually hit a tree on the second attempt.) The Indians could hit a quarter at 25 paces. (And, yes, they still hunt with poison tipped darts.)


Shaman, near Cuzco, Peru. The Inca culture is gradually losing to modernity-but much of the heritage still survives. The descendents of the Incas are a proud people and willing to share much of their antiquity with outsiders.


Bicycling. Taking a rest, (or just starting-I can't remember which.) The bicycles are Diamondback steel frame touring bikes, that are a decade old, and have tens-of-thousands of miles on them; a good $200 investment!


Amazon Canopy Walkway. The Canopy Walkway is a short walk through the Amazon jungle from the CONAPAC/ACEER research station. This observation deck is 120 feet in the jungle canopy.


Amazon Canopy Walkway. The walkway runs for a quarter of a mile through the top of the jungle canopy.


Bicycling. Lunch! After peddling 40 miles, anything tastes good.

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