The Oliver Corps of Discovery

I had a fifth grade teacher that taught me a brief overview of Lewis and Clark and their adventure to the Northwest. My fascination and curiosity about that historic journey continues to this day. I’ve reached my destination Following the Path of Lewis and Clark, but the journey continues.
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Following the Path of Lewis and Clark

I was not be able to travel by boat up the river or hike over the mountains or even fight the grizzly bears, but I was able to visit many of the same places they traveled and examine all the monuments and museums along the way. – Noel Oliver

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On Saturday, August 10, I had the opportunity to make my first public presentation of my journey.

A great group of ladies calling themselves the Widows Breakfast Club invited me to join them at Louie’s for breakfast and show a few photos of my trip. They requested about a 15 minute program. Of course, I was excited to do it, but concerned about the “15 minute” part of it.  Those of you that know me are aware that I can talk for hours about my expedition.  Well, as you might guess, my presentation ran about an hour and I didn’t even finish the journey. I will have to learn to limit my stories and stick to the script to stay closer to the requested timeline. Thank you ladies for inviting me and being interested in my...

Selected Photos

I have selected some of the better photos that give an overall view of the entire journey.  ...

Now that it’s over !

First of all, I owe some words of appreciation to many of you.   The first Thank You goes to my wife for her support and encouragement. She has listened to me talking about and planning this journey for a long, long time. I am sure she thought it would never really happen– that’s what I thought too for many years. She has always understood my wish to actually take this adventure and she has always understood that I wouldn’t shut up about it until I did it. She has put up with a lot from me and in reality, this is just one little quirk of mine; one of many she has learned to live with. Thank you so much to my wonderful wife Judy.   The next person I need to thank is my son Adam. He too has listened to this dream for a long time. I think it was his guidance and assistance with the blogging possibilities that made me finally decide to “pull the trigger” on this journey. His expertise in that field made it a no brainer for me and his willingness to work with me every night of the trip, made it possible.   Next my Thank You expressions should go to the unknown number of elementary students from around the world that at least occasionally peaked in on my blog. Their interest and curiosity about one of my favorite subjects encouraged me to keep at it and make that journal entry every night of the trip, no matter how late at night it took me and Adam to get the job done. I really hope that this adventure has stoked at...

Homeward bound

The last leg of our journey. Although there was still some beautiful country to see, we were on the last leg of our trip and we were determined to get home.   California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois in a pretty short period from Sunday to Wednesday evening.  ...

Short visit with California Family

Because of continuing winter weather in the extreme North, Judy and I decided to take a more southern route for home and that could include a brief visit with our family in the San Francisco area.   A really great chance to see Rebecca and Clarke, and Oh Yeah, Paul and Pam too. We were able to see two Little League games with Clarke and attend a school Open House. Both of them are growing so quickly, if we don’t make an effort to see them, they will be adults and on their own before we realize it.  ...

North California

Everyone is attracted to Southern California but the North half has the beauty of the state.  ...

Beginning the journey home.

This time my wife is with me and the trip will have a little different flavor.    The first full day on the Oregon coast was very cold, windy and rainy, so we decided to take a more inland route.  ...

Tucson Side Trip

Judy and I flew to Tucson for a business conference for a few days. The keynote speakers were Colin Powell, Tom Daschle, and Dr. Bill Frist.   General Colin Powell was the 65th Secretary of State, Former National Security Advisor and Four star General.   Tom Daschle was a policy advisor and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader.   Bill Frist, MD is a former U.S. Senator from Tennessee and the U.S. Senate Majority Leader.   The desert/mountain scenery is totally different than what we had been seeing in the Seattle area.  ...

05-06-2013

More photos of our family and scenery in Washington.  ...

05-02-2013

Judy and I ventured out on our own in the nearby countryside. Beautiful landscapes to photograph.  ...