LeRoy & Alessandra

Welcome to our new blog.  My wife Alessandra (Ali) and I have so many interests that we decided to include them into one blog.

Some of LeRoy’s interests are:

  • Photography/Videography
  • Music
  • Travel (RV, camping)
  • Health
  • Cooking
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Bicycling
  • Woodworking
  • Software

Some of Alessandra’s interests are:

  • Art (Painting)
  • Travel
  • Music
  • Health
  • Reiki (Reiki Master Trainer)
  • Instructor/Professor

We intend to share our journeys (physically and metaphorically) here and on our YouTube channel.


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Fleeing Wildfire Smoke – Almost a Tragedy

I have been staying in Pinedale, WY for the last several weeks.  Several wildfires have sprung up locally causing numerous problems.  The one that affected me most was the smoke plumes or threat of smoke plumes.

Last night the smoke from local wildfires was pretty spectacular.

Sunset – Sun through Wildfire Smoke

This morning the wind had shifted from the SW to the NW.  This means that I awoke to overwhelming smoke from the nearby wildfires.  A few days ago the smoke was causing me neurological issues, so I decided to bug out and find a new place to camp until the winds shifted again.

Sky in Pinedale at 2:00 pm

Jackson, WY is only about 70 miles away and showed to be clear on the smoke plume map...

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Moose in Pindale, Wyoming

Today was a really good day. After work I headed up north of town to view the mountains. The Wind River Range seems to extend just about forever. The only way to really capture the extent of it is with a video.

After spending some time shooting hoops at Pinedale’s amazing Aquatic Center, I headed out for a walk along the river. I have seen moose there several times, but was not quite ready for today’s experience. Across the river there were four moose. A momma, her two twins (one male, one female) and a mature bull. Of course, they were on the trail blocking my return to the Jeep (where my real camera was stored.)

Luckily, my phone does okay with video and this was the result.

What a wonderful experience to watch the moose as they enjoy lunch.

In order to get to...

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Dramatic Exercise/Movement Change

It has been almost three weeks since I escaped the heat and humidity of Minnesota. My health and ability to move has taken a dramatic upturn.

The day before I left I could not walk across the kitchen floor without my cane in my right hand and my left arm draped over my wife’s shoulder. And just to make things more exciting, I couldn’t talk. My doctor attributes this to the motor control portion of my neurological system being affected. The humidity and other toxin/molds in a humid environment exacerbate the problem.

So I left in our RV trailer and headed to Pinedale, Wyoming which over the last three years has proven to be a safe and healing place for me. There is loads of sunshine, minimal pollution and the dew point is usually in the 30s.

As you can see from the following gr...

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