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Umtanum VanSlam

Ok, first of all, is it Umptanum or Umtanum?  Well both spellings seem to be used interchangeably.  So you can decide which one you like and go with it. With the Dudes out of school for spring break and the … Continue reading

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Jammin’ – The Spring Break Sessions

Susan and I hit the road for a few days to join Leane and her Donovan Dudes for some spring break fun at Ocean Shores. Anyone familiar with the springtime weather in that little southwestern Washington oceanside resort town, would … Continue reading

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Tool Boxes For Valentine’s Day

Well its time for another winter building project.  Just after New Years Day I had a notion that I would build a little carpenter’s tool box for each one of our 5 little dudes.  Not that they would all become … Continue reading

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The Story Discs

A few days ago my beautiful wife Susan said something about going camping on my birthday with the Dudes… I didn’t hear most of the conversation because immediately after I heard camping and Dudes, I ran down and jumped in … Continue reading

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Oregon Coast VanSlam

Well we’re just back from a wonderful camping trip on the Oregon coast.  We linked up with my niece Lexy and her husband, Charlie.  Proud owners of a cool little Westfalia VW camper, they drove up the California coast from … Continue reading

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Ride the Duck

Right, what’s a “duck”?  Well that is one of the WWII era amphibious vehicles that have been pressed into service as Seattle tour boats/buses.  Suzie picked a beautiful sunny September afternoon and took all of her tribe for a local … Continue reading

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Robe Canyon Father’s Day Hike

We had a wonderful family hike today down into the Robe Canyon, as a Father’s Day event for me and the other dads. I thought I would slap up a few pictures for our little adventure. Richie and Travis discovered … Continue reading

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The Birds of Spring

It has been a pretty blustery spring here in the Pacific Northwest.  Everything is green and lush, and a little wet.  That hasn’t kept me from riding my motorbike almost every day… meaning that every night I have an elaborate … Continue reading

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The Third Bunk

Way back in November of 2007 Susan and I built a pretty nifty bunk bed set for Leane and Richie’s two (at the time) Dudes.  Solid 2×6 timbers, and an indestructible frame design have stood the test of time… Yeah, … Continue reading

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Who’s In The Katzer Family Doghouse?

So the other day I called my daughter Leane on the phone and the first words I hear are, “you’re in time out, go back there in the corner”… or words to that effect.  In the background was all the … Continue reading

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