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About crossingsauthor

Judy Fleagle spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.Since 2009, she has written five books: "Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges," "The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans," "Around Florence," "Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known," and "The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED!!!."

#307–The Grand Tetons

Grand Disappointments We arrived about 11:30 a.m., and our first day gave us a lot to be disappointed about. In Yellowstone there are lots of places to go and lots to see. In the Tetons, it is mainly the impressive … Continue reading

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#306–Onward to Yellowstone

It will be no surprise if I say, that we were not the only ones visiting Yellowstone during the last week of August. On our sightseeing days, my brother Harry and his wife Jayne joined my sister Edna and I … Continue reading

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#305–Montana & Mission Possible . . .

The trip started with everything going wrong—an absolutely hellish experience—but things got better, thank goodness. In fact, after that first day, it turned out to be a most satisfying trip full of wonderful memories and a mission accomplished. Except for … Continue reading

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#304–The Florence Festival of Books is back . . .

I’m back to writing my blog post every Friday!!! And the Florence Festival of Books is back––as of last weekend. Much was the same, but much was different. It had the same events—the Friday afternoon panel discussion, the Friday evening … Continue reading

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#303–EcoGeneration––a supercalifragilistic event . . .

Note: For three Fridays in August, I will be taking time off from posting on my blog. I’ll lbe back in September. Some things are good, some things are very good, and some things are what I call supercalifragilistic good! … Continue reading

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#302–New book is here; now the fun begins . . .

The Cancer Blog (TCB), all 1,500 copies, arrived during the first time for me to be away for more than a day in 19 months. Of course, they did. But my neighbors had been forewarned, and they made sure the … Continue reading

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#301–Cruising the coast with Teeta in a Tesla . . .

Teeta had a new Tesla and wanted to drive it. So, she picked me up, and I played tour guide for the northern half of the Oregon coast while she drove. We planned the trip months ago and I made … Continue reading

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#300–In praise of my refrigerator magnets . . .

When some people travel, they return home with art to adorn the walls, crystal or pottery to adorn shelves, or books to adorn the coffee table. I, on the other hand, return home with refrigerator magnets. Okay! I do have … Continue reading

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#299–Back in the groove––sorta . . .

Pre-Covid My normal summers were busy with trips up and down the coast, delivering books for sales, which I’d already arranged over the phone or by email and had the invoices ready. Sundays were spent at the Yachats Farmers Market … Continue reading

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#298–I am woman, I am strong, I am resilient . . .

I love the song “I am Woman.” During most of my adult life, it did not necessarily describe me. It provided goals to aim for and made me feel fabulous when I sang along with Helen Reddy.  Being a widow … Continue reading

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