This summary file covers the years 1998 thru 2003
Date: Mon Jan 25, 1999 7:44am
Subject: Viking Reservation in Sweden.
I am planning on spending the summer of 1999 at a Viking Reservation in
Sweden called Foteviken. I will fly over in late May and fly back in
Here is their map.
Here is a home page for them.
Please feel free to come visit me there.
Date: Thu Feb 18, 1999 8:22pm
Subject: All vikings are welcome to participate and live here with the resident vikings.
This is where I will be the summer of 1999.
In the viking reserve people live as vikings the entire summer. In the reserve new houses and enclosures are constantly being built. Grains are sown and harvested. Animals are cared for - the hens are fed and the sheep are tended to. The craftsmen are busy at work.
The summers activities
The entire summer we are in full action, from the end of May to the beginning of September.
On Mondays everybody can join in or watch when the animals are fed and the sheep are tended to.
On Tuesdays we bake and prepare food in the South gothic house.
On Thursdays we smoke fish and meat in the smokehouse. (check our summer program, which is coming soon)
Every week has a theme program.
"Slaget vid foteviken" the 12-14 June is the big weekend at Foteviken, in the south of Sweden.
All vikings are welcome to participate and live here with the resident vikings.
Fotevikens museum is situated on a height over-looking the coast near the entrance to Höllviken, in the south of Sweden. To the west you will find the ruins of the Castle of Skanör and to the north the Fotevik barrier from the Viking age. This is most likely the spot where King Neils was defeated in 1134.
Fotevikens Museum is situated at Höllviken, approx. 20 km south of Malmö.
We will be
in Oslo about the 17th or 18th of June, then an overnight trip to Copenhagen
to see two friends. From there it is a short hop across to Sweden where we
will rent a car.
I look forward to your visit. By then most of the resident Viking should know me by name. Just ask anyone.
Will you please give me some details about the Viking camp?
I made a copy of some of their web site. They tell me they had 30,000 visitors the second summer they were open. This summer will be year four I think.
Where exactly is it located?
Near the small city of Höllviken.
What are the activities?
See above. I think they also have a Viking ship. If so, I will try to be a member of the crew.
Is it a tourist site?
Yes. It will cost you each 30 kr to get in.
Do you know what your role will be?
No. I suspect we will talk about it when I get there. I will have along my Viking watch.
That should be fun.
Do you have any idea where one stays nearby?
Motels. Hotels. I would guess.
More of what I might be doing there. Pete
Vikingage ship building
At Fotevikens museum the maritime archaeology is of vital importance, model and reconstructions of wrecks are included as a natural part of the reservations environment and at the same time an interesting component which will seperate fishing, shipping and trade.
At the moment research is being carried out on a few ship wrecks. The Foteviks wreck dates from the year 1040, one of the five wrecks raised up from the barrier in 1982. The Knösen wreck, excavated in 1991-92, is approximately 18 m long and dendrologically dated to 1134. New construction of the Falsterbo ship, flotsam found in 1932, is today in Falsterbos museum and is dated to around 1100. Laupouri from Finland dated year 980, excavated and reconstructed by archaeologist Harry Alopeaus.
Discovered 1977. Archaeologist Harry Alopeaus who participated in the excavation and is also responsible for the reconstruction which was carried out here at Foteviks museum, in the south of Sweden. The boat 12,5 m long, weighs 800 kg has a simple construction. Its form is unusual with a very sharp stern section, board planks 18 mm thick and a delicate frame, board planka are exceptionally wide, 5th board measures 53 cm midship. Sciencetificly this a very interesting experiment. Harry has chosen to reconstruct as expertly as the material could be interpreted. Reconstruction in full scale according to drawings and model are estimated to be ready during the summer 98 when the ship sails under Foteviks flag with Fredrik Koivusala as captain.
Foteviken Erik Emune
After the discovery of Foteviken Erik Emune was christined during the museums Viking Week -97, 863 years since the battle at Foteviken 1134. Erik Emune won over the Danish King Nils. Reconstruction and model done by Björn M Jakobsen and Jan Mellring. Jan built the replic, the meaning was to build a sister ship though not a copy of the Fotevik, reasons being we couldn`t study all the details as we only had the drawings from the time of the discovery as a lead. This is a smaller stabily built ship 10,6 m long with a low mast and wide sail, but can even be rowed with 12 oarsmen.
With few exceptions most of the construction of the rig and sail were chosen examples of the following Norwegian North land boats which sailed around the Northern Atlantic coast from to year 1900.
Experiments with this type of sail and rig construction can give other interesting facts about the ships character.
Date: Sat May 29, 1999 2:33am
I am in Sweden
Date: Sun May 30, 1999 8:49pm
Subject: test 5 or 6
Boy the fight is hard this morning
Date: Mon May 31, 1999 4:51pm
The lilacs are in bloom. My favorite.
The day started sunny, but now it has gotten overcast.
Date: Wed Jun 2, 1999 5:56am
Subject: Post Card with a picture
Well I now think I have a way to make a picture pop up in your email. Now it may be too much trouble. We shall see.
Date: Fri Jun 4, 1999 6:22pm
Subject: Swedish for the folks back home
Here you folks at home get to try out your Swedish.... What does the washer
Date: Tue Jun 8, 1999 4:08pm
Subject: ship in water
I meet the fellow who builds and sails the Viking ship here. He said what
is your last name? I told him. He said ah yes, I have seen your web site.
I figured I would meet you some day.
They have a few oars to build. Then they sail.
Maybe some postcards from the water next.
The rain report... it rained from 4 yesterday afternoon tell midnight.
Looked like about three inches in various pails I saw.
Date: Wed Jun 16, 1999 3:59pm
Subject: Pink legs.
We sailed and rowed the Viking ship yesterday. To get to the ship we need
to wade out into the water a 100 meters. The way to do this is to take off
your shoes and pants. Then since it was a warm day we just left them off.
Thus the pink legs.
Date: Fri Jun 18, 1999 0:40am
Subject: sailed all day
Sailed all day wind fine.
Date: Sun Jun 20, 1999 6:53pm
Subject: New sail
My internet is not working at the moment so I am just entering text into a
text editor. If I am lucky I will be able to save this text to my floppy
disk I use for the camera and latter upload it to my post card. We shall
We fitted the new sail to the boat. The sailing master said it sailed
better. He went back to Denmark yesterday.
His name is Bo Jo/rgen Nielsen bjn(at)birkeland.dk www.birkeland.dk/bjn
Fun sailing and talking with him.
Date: Sun Jun 20, 1999 11:55pm
Subject: Friends from California
You get to see how to change a normal California couple into Vikings.
Date: Tue Jun 22, 1999 6:25pm
Not to worry if you don't hear from me for a few days. I have been invited
to visit Stockholm to celebrate midsummer. We should be back next week some
Date: Sat Jul 3, 1999 6:03pm
These two young girls were selling dried apples on a blanket at the market.
Date: Sun Jul 4, 1999 6:15pm
Subject: monday and rain
The market is over and all 5000 visitors are gone.
Looks like a good day to take it easy.
I trust you had a good 4th of July.
Date: Thu Jul 15, 1999 5:33pm
Subject: Viking Post cards
Well it almost worked. Take a look.
Date: Thu Jul 22, 1999 4:17pm
Subject: sailed a Viking ship in Denmark
Lots of fun.
The boat in the back to the left is the one we sailed. The front two are
Viking work boats. Even these work boats have very sweet lines.
Date: Sun Jul 25, 1999 9:07pm
Subject: cyber cafe
I am in Malö at a cyber cafe. $2 per half hour.
Off on the train to visit the Viking ship Sigrid Storråda.
Film at eleven.
Date: Thu Jul 29, 1999 4:42pm
Subject: visited another Viking ship
Nice location for this ship.
Now I am off to Normandy France for ten days. A Viking market of all
Europe. Should be fun. We sent our ship on ahead.
Date: Tue Aug 3, 1999 7:07am
Subject: wish me luck
It turns out the French have a different keyboqrd than I have seen.
Date: Thu Aug 12, 1999 0:30am
I am back from France. These are the pictures from the last day and the
trip back. The pictures from before that will come later.
I was part of the crew that drove the boat back. We learned that the roads
we were on did not exist on the maps that we had. Such fun. Fine country
side and good food. People were the best.
Date: Sun Aug 29, 1999 11:47pm
Subject: Viking Movie
This page takes a little time to load. It has ten pictures on it.
Two more Viking ships.
This may be my last post card from Sweden. We shall see.
Date: Tue Oct 26, 1999 4:04am
Subject: LOVE is freeware.
Here is the new home of my trip to Sweden.
Here is a cute story to make your day.
Customer: I will. Thank you for your help.
Date: Tue Nov 23, 1999 1:16am
Subject: Re: Hello USA
Picture of the day...
brought to you direct from France.
Yann is one of the very experienced local sailors we made friends with in
France. Here is a photo of him...
And here you get to see a picture of me that I had never seen.
From: "LEDOUX YANN" yann.ledoux(at)worldonline.fr
Subject: Hello USA
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 22:00:10 +0100
Exuse me, i am alone and i dont find my words.
My web site is www.ifrance.com/pecheurs
You are welcome on it.
i will go to see you at Brest (Bretagnes, France)
Date: Thu Dec 16, 1999 0:44am
Subject: Pete's first electronic christmas card.
Happy holidays to all.
This is my first electronic christmas card. I will no longer be sending
paper christmas cards. The big advantage with electronic
christmas cards is that I can send pictures and songs with ease.
Your special treat for this Christmas is an original song written and played
by my son Charles.
I had a fine year and trust you had the same. I expect to have even more
fun next year.
To see this xmas card on the web, go to
then you can hear Charles' song and see all the pictures.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful new year.
1518 West Ave.
Fullerton, California 92833-3945 USA
Date: Fri Jan 21, 2000 3:55am
Subject: I found this old picture of my family.
Click to see what I looked like in 1975.
At 11:55 AM 1/21/00 -0800, you wrote:
Click to see what I looked like in 1975.
Date: Sun Feb 6, 2000 1:09pm
Subject: Peter in a capsize demo.
See if you can find Peter.
Loads a little slow.
I think I am in this slide show four times.
Date: Thu Mar 2, 2000 10:20am
Subject: Colorado... end of March. Sweden... middle of April.
To see what I have planned for the summer of 2000 click on...
Date: Tue Mar 28, 2000 6:51am
Subject: Hi from Colorado
Kids and grand kids are doing fine. Sean has grown another three inches.
Date: Wed Apr 5, 2000 1:33am
Subject: Hi I am home from snow country.
I got to spend a day in a hot spring pool waiting for the road over Monarch
pass to clear. Lots of snow. I heard latter that the Monarch ski resort
was closed because of blowing snow. Monarch got 18 inches of snow in that
Here is a photo of my daughter Maria. She has 11 weeks left before her
first baby arrives...
I took two really striking photos. One of Charles's wife Kris...
and one of Clo's daughter Kristy...
Here are 25 pictures from my trip. Each picture is about 50k so it takes
some time to load to your computer...
Date: Fri Apr 14, 2000 6:32pm
Subject: hi from sweden
I am on the boat.
This computer has a touch screen. Very strange. No mouse.
Date: Sat Apr 22, 2000 11:25pm
Subject: crew party. Ten going to Vinland.
has some new photos.
Work on the ship is going well. Sail date 29 April, 2000
Date: Mon Apr 24, 2000 7:17pm
Subject: Photos from Easter weekend around Stockholm
I added another twenty pictures at the end of this page.
Less than a week before we sail.
All is well here.
Date: Thu Apr 27, 2000 5:26pm
Subject: email ship information to these two email addresses
Good talking to you last night. Here are the two email address I want you
to send your daily update to.
If you wish to add yourself to either of these two list, just send a blank
Date: Wed May 3, 2000 6:43pm
Subject: storm sail
I added six pictures to this page.
I took the pictures from our new dingy. Very sweet boat. new 25 horse
Still waiting for new sails, but we are right at the edge of the land now.
84 From: MILLYT(at)aol.com
Date: Fri May 12, 2000 3:18pm
Subject: They're on their way!
A few pictures of the crew in the on-line Swedish newsletter, MME. They are
following the adventure day by day. They've just passed a famous lighthouse
about 100 kilometers south of Stockholm according to one of the crew's
friends in the area.
Date: Sun May 14, 2000 7:31am
Subject: Pete on dry land
Spending a few days with a Viking ship expert.
Karlskrona on the south east of Sweden.
Date: Sun May 14, 2000 5:09pm
My estimation is that neither the ship or the crew is ready for the North
Atlantic. I plan to exit the ship shortly.
Date: Tue May 16, 2000 1:29pm
Subject: sliver in keel
A few days ago while sailing thru an area with a lot of rocks, we heard a
loud thug like we hit something.
Yesterday Par put on his wetsuit and looked around under the boat.
What he found is that one of the 12 large bolts holding the keel together
was bent back and to the side. Causing a splinter of keel to stick out two
fingers wide and two hands long.
My assessment: sort of points out two basic problems. The ship needs a dept
sounder. The ship needs a sacrificial timber attached to the keel to
protect the 12 bolts.
Sort of gets back to a more basic problem. The Vikings built their boats
keels out of one piece of timber, thus they had no need for these bolts.
88 From: bo-goran sjolander
Date: Wed May 24, 2000 4:15am
Once again a have proudly steal your photos to my webb at:
Look at Viking 2000
Is there any chanse for you to return to the ship Skiblaner?
I have heard roumours of The Great return of Peter the great!
Date: Wed Jun 7, 2000 8:29pm
Subject: sewn boat pictures
Miska has his boat done. It looks just fine. Take a look at the photos.
All is well here.
Date: Tue Jun 20, 2000 9:11pm
Subject: It's a boy!!
Congradulations to my daughter Maria and her husband Tom on the birth of
Maria had her baby (6-18-2000), his name is Jonathan August Kattnig.
He was born at 2:10pm and weighed 10 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21.75 inches long
Date: Tue Jun 27, 2000 5:55pm
Subject: mid summer
I got to see a traditional mid summer celebration. Skansen is a park full
of old building from all over Sweden.
Date: Tue Jul 4, 2000 10:18pm
Subject: flying home
My three month vacation is over. I am flying home Thursday.
I see I have a six hour layover in Chicago. If any of you find yourself at
the Chicago airport with time to talk, stop by. I will be waiting for
American flight #1125.
I have a few more pictures but they will have to wait until I get home.
SAS#102 Lv Malmo 7:00 am Arr Stockholm Terminal #4 8:05
American #81 Lv Stockholm 10:55 am Terminal #2 Arr Chicago Terminal #5
American #1125 Lv Chicago 6:44 pm Terminal #3 Arr Long Beach 9:04 pm
Date: Tue Aug 8, 2000 6:36am
Subject: Photo of Pete's third grandson.
Johnathan August Kattnig
Date: Thu Sep 7, 2000 5:59am
Subject: Photos of my new grandson.
All doing well.
Date: Fri Sep 8, 2000 0:04pm
Subject: Best baby photos of the summer.
Maria took these photos with a 35 mm camera. Good shots.
Date: Thu Dec 14, 2000 6:09pm
Subject: Merry Christmas with bright red berries.
The heavenly bamboo in my back yard set these bright red berries every year
Date: Mon Jan 1, 2001 1:53pm
Subject: Happy new Year
I added a bunch of holiday photos and links to my Christmas card. Enjoy.
Date: Tue May 8, 2001 5:35pm
Subject: One more grandbaby picture.
I will be seeing this cute little fellow in about a month.
Date: Tue May 8, 2001 5:39pm
Subject: New car fever
It is true. I caught new car fever. Take a look.
even the color of this photo is right. A 2001 Saturn.
Date: Wed May 16, 2001 8:47am
Subject: Kassandra Marquardt has a new email address.
This is my sister Helen's oldest grand daughter...
kids sure do get big fast.
From: Kassandra Marquardt
For more pictures see:
Date: Tue Jun 5, 2001 8:26am
Subject: Hello from Santa Fe New mexico
At my sisters Clo's house.
I plan to drive up to se Ole Wednesday about Noon.
With luck, I will spend the weekend with my daughter Maria.
Date: Tue Jun 5, 2001 3:11pm
Subject: photos from New Mexico
Here are the photos so far.
Date: Tue Jun 5, 2001 3:21pm
Subject: Re: photos from New Mexico
that might work better
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 15:11:08 -0700
Subject: photos from New Mexico
Here are the photos so far.
Date: Fri Jun 8, 2001 10:35am
Subject: Hi from Valley View hot springs... Colorado
The water was fine. The view of the valley and the twin peaks was great.
Stopped by to visit Ole. He has a free house on a large farm. Fun place.
Date: Sat Jun 9, 2001 9:55am
Subject: Gunnison, Co.
All fine at Maria's house. Grandson John will be one year old in a week. Tall and thin.
No way to send photos from here.
Date: Tue Jun 12, 2001 8:52am
Subject: hello from the high country... Colorado Springs
High kids that is.
John is a week away from being one year old and is 33 inches tall.
Sean is a few days away from being thirteen years old and is almost as tall as me. Maybe 4 inches shorter.
Liam is just ten years old and about four inches shorter than his brother.
I go into future shock just visiting my tall grandsons.
Here are two books for your summer reading pleasure:
1. "Partner Yoga" by Cairi Carroll and Lori Kimata. I found it at buy.com
2. "The Pilates" by Mari Winsor. Maria recommends it. Sort of an aerobics workout yoga book.
Date: Thu Jun 14, 2001 0:07pm
Subject: Hi from Colby Kansas
I just got stopped by the police for speeding and failure to use my turn
signal to make a lane change. He told me the speed limit in Kansas was 70
not 75 like in Colorado. I had the cruse control set for 73. I made the
lane change so I wouldn't buss right by him parked along the road. All an
all he told me to have a safe trip. NO ticket. Some days I live right.
I visited Sandra (Olsen) Schumacher yesterday. We grew up next door to each
other in Holmen. She is alive and well and living in the Denver area. Film
Date: Thu Jun 14, 2001 0:36pm
Subject: Grandson update
My second grandson, Liam is seven years old. Reads as well as I did when I
was twelve. Is tall and thin. I think about four feet tall.
My first grandson, Sean played a supporting role in his middle school's
rendering of Shakespeare and did a fine job. He did a death scene to die
Date: Fri Jun 15, 2001 11:20am
Subject: Just south of Tulsa, OK
Hot here but not too bad.
On my way to the Viking rune stone park in south east Ok.
No police today. Peaceful day.
Date: Sat Jun 16, 2001 8:07am
Subject: Coming up on Heavner rune stone state park, OK.
A bit on the hot side here.
Heading into Texas tomorrow.
By monday night I should be in south texas to see a new rune stone.
Date: Sun Jun 17, 2001 11:38am
Subject: Hi from Round rock Texas
Home of the dragons.
How could I pass up a town like that.
Hot and humid here. Feels like I just teleported to Chicago in early
Date: Mon Jun 18, 2001 8:11am
Subject: Barton Springs in Austin Texas
I swam yesterday and this morning. A fine, fine place.
It turns out the springs are open from 5 to 8 in the morning for free
swimming. No lifeguards. No fee. A good time for me to lap swim.
Around here it seems best to stay inside from 9 in the morning until 7 at
night. Hot like an oven. Nice the rest of the time. At seven last night
there was a free concert in the park just back of the springs. Very nice.
I could hear it from the water.
Date: Tue Jun 19, 2001 9:03am
Subject: Hi from Winnie, Texas
Would you believe that about 30 miles west of here on interstate 10, there
is a freeway exit called "Sjolander".
Yesterday I visited the Alamo and the river walk in San Antonio. I love a
city that improves itself.
Date: Thu Jun 21, 2001 8:41am
Subject: Alligator road kill
I could tell I was no longer in California when I passed the tail of a six
foot alligator laying along the side of the road.
The weather is hot a humid here.
I loaded the photos of my grand kids. Take a look...
Date: Fri Jun 22, 2001 10:48am
Subject: for my round dance friends
I went to a round dance class last night. The teachers were Karen Fisher
and her husband Dick, they are world class. They are going to the nationals
next week. If you get a chance to dance to them or see them dance, do it.
Karen was my dance partner some of the night, so go up to her and tell her
that I am a friend of yours. She will love it.
I saw them dance two dances that they had choreographed. Wonderful dances.
Date: Mon Jun 25, 2001 6:39am
Subject: So it is good bye to Port Neches... soul of the Texas Riviera
I swam in the gulf of Mexico Saturday. Warm water. All was fine until
something stung me. I got out of the water with a hand sized red patch on
my arm. Not as bad a jaws, but it did keep me out of the water. Such is
I had an hour and a half teach on the phase 5 round dance that Karen Fisher
will be teaching at Nationals this year. A fun quick step. It is a bit
above my level but it was fun to learn anyway.
So today I head east to the Mississippi then turn north.
Date: Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:42pm
Subject: Only a little lost in Arkansas
At the moment I am in Helena Arkansas.
For a couple of hours this morning I was driving around in circles. It
seems there were two highway 1 right turns. I took the one twenty miles
early. Went in a nice big circle. What fun. I saw lots of Mississippi
delta. I am on the great river road north.
It is hot here, but just a bit cooler than Texas.
Date: Wed Jun 27, 2001 2:29pm
Subject: motoring thru Mo.
I am in Crystal City, Mo. at the moment.
Went to Big Oak state park today. Saw a bur oak tree 17 feet 7 inches in circumference.
I expect to be in the twin cities Friday.
Date: Thu Jun 28, 2001 10:21am
Subject: Quincy, Ill
I have gone about 1000 miles north on the great river road. And I am very
tired of small roads and cute little river towns. Sort of feels like I am
on route 66 in the forties. Makes me love freeways all over again.
The grass this morning smelled like how I remember grass smelling in the
morning of my youth. I think I come back to the midwest for the nostalgia.
Date: Fri Jun 29, 2001 7:48am
Subject: just passed thru Houston county, Iowa
Cows and corn. I must be close to the place of my birth.
Now off to the twin cities.
Date: Mon Jul 2, 2001 9:21am
Subject: Fargo, N. D.
Cold and overcast here. I will head into Canada shortly. The red river is
I read that there is a group of people rowing a boat on the river I will be
driving along. (900 miles) But they charge $10,000 to be a crew member. Now
I may be a little crazy, but I am not that crazy.
Date: Tue Jul 3, 2001 8:37am
Subject: Just chasing mosquitoes in EGF ND
That is East Grand Falls, North Dakota.
The falls must be here someplace but I have not seen them yet. The land here is so flat it is hard to imagine a falls.
Date: Wed Jul 4, 2001 3:05pm
Subject: Happy 4th from Gimli Canada
I have been looking for the fellows rowing the boat. Today the lake has a 40 MPH headwind. Tough wind to row into.
Looks like I can drive close to Hudson Bay and then take the train the final eight hours of the way. We shall see.
Date: Thu Jul 5, 2001 11:58am
Subject: Gull Harbor Canada.
Winds are down to a fine sailing wind today. No sign of the rowers. Seems the locals have not heard of them.
Well on to the north of north.
Date: Mon Jul 9, 2001 9:08am
Subject: hello from the middle of nowhere
I may not be in the middle of nowhere at this moment, but I am sure that I will be taking the train thru there on my 14 hour train ride tonight.
I should be at Hudson bay tomorrow.
Date: Tue Jul 10, 2001 7:20am
Subject: Hudson Bay
Well I made it. A very long train ride. Now that I am here the fog is so
thick I can not see anything. Silly weather.
The good news is that the locals tell me that with the last two weeks being
cold here the polar bears are around. Normally they are way gone by now.
Date: Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:49am
Subject: right on the edge of the world
why the train ride?
The road turns to dirt. And then there is no road at all the last 300
miles. So I took the easy way out and road the train from the end of the
paved road right to Hudson Bay. Still a 14 hour train ride.
Date: Thu Jul 12, 2001 0:40pm
Subject: freight train derailed south of here. Mess on the tracks.
There is only one track, so the plan is for them to fly us back. Time will
tell if that really happens.
It seems that past the end of nowhere anything can go wrong at any time.
Gorgeous day here.
Date: Fri Jul 13, 2001 9:31am
Subject: E ticket ride
Just like Disneyland... Long wait. Very young pilot and copilot. Some great whees while we went up and down at the edge of a thunder storm.
Saw lots of polar bears from the plane. They seem to be at every bend in every small stream about 50 miles south of Churchill.
Today I am off to La Paz Canada. South from here. Well everything is south of here.
Date: Sat Jul 14, 2001 11:38am
Subject: fine day for a swim
I went swimming this morning in a beautiful clear beach just north of The
I saw lots of little s shaped marks in the sand on the bottom. Thought
nothing about it. Latter I saw what made the marks... leaches. They look
like long black thin leaves. Longest I had ever seen in my life was about
two inches long. This morning the longest I saw was seven inches long.
Fortunately they did not seem to be a bit aggressive. I swam and they swam.
Canada seems to have lots of things that want my blood. In Churchill they
have a fly they call a bull dog fly. It acts just like a deer fly except it
is four times bigger and never gives up chasing you.
Date: Tue Jul 17, 2001 8:56am
Subject: back in the USA
Now the money is back to normal. And the speed limits are back in miles.
Rained a lot the last two days. Solid overcast today. Fog so thick this
morning it was hard to drive.
Date: Thu Jul 19, 2001 8:26am
This is the sign I saw in Texas.
It is not often that road signs are that clear.
Date: Tue Jul 24, 2001 8:42am
Subject: Hi from Pepin lake
Heading to Maple Wis. today to talk to a fellow Viking researcher.
Date: Thu Jul 26, 2001 8:04am
Subject: I sailed a three masted ship
Imagine a big bus that sailed. 70 years old. The wheel had a slop factor
of one full turn.
Fun, silly and perfect for lake superior.
Tonight I get to visit the red sea caves in a sea kayak, complete with wet
suit and splash skirt. Three mile paddle one way. We shall see. Lots of
wind yesterday. Calm so far today. Wish for calm for tonight.
Date: Fri Jul 27, 2001 8:55am
Subject: red sea caves in a sea kayak
red sea caves in a sea kayak at sunset.
Way too much fun.
No photos. Too wet for my camera. They have a web site. I will send a URL
when I get home.
Going thru one of the tunnels it felt like a rebirth experience what with
the small size and the loud sounds. Way cool.
The sounds were made by the the water surging up into small blow holes.
Date: Tue Jul 31, 2001 9:32am
Subject: rent 2 race
Check out this new web site.
The owner of this site is my sister Clo's son Soren.
Date: Tue Aug 7, 2001 8:30pm
Subject: red caves photos
The day after I kayaked to the red sea caves I hiked on the same cliffs
overhead. You can see some of the caves almost in some of these photos.
Today I visited some old growth trees. The biggest one was three and a half
of my hugs around. That makes it about 21 feet around. Very fine.
Date: Thu Aug 9, 2001 8:32pm
Subject: Old Growth Sanctuary Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Old Growth Sanctuary
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and National Recreation Trail
link click this link to see a good photo of the tree that it took three and a half of my hugs to reach around.
link l click this link to get the poem below.
Sergeant Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Sergeant Joyce Kilmer
Date: Tue Aug 14, 2001 11:22am
Subject: Hi from Hot Springs, North Carolina, USA
The water was just wonderful. What a place. Cool. Misty. I may never
come down off this great smokey mountain.
Two days ago. I saw some more great trees. Congaree swamp. One tree was
almost four of my hugs around. About 23 feet. The fun part about this
place is that I was reading a SF book right now that was set in this swamp.
Great fun to visit it. What little of the swamp is left is still 11,000
Got a red rash on my ankles. Must have got into something.
Well off to Wisconsin and the Holmen Korn Fest.
Date: Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:37am
Subject: The best book of my summer.
The title of it is "Don't sweat the small stuff... and it's all small stuff"
by Richard Carlson, PH. D.
I just love it.
I rank it right up there with my all time favorite "The Prophet" and all
books by the author Harvel Hendrix.
A good short summer read. Reading it will make you a better person. I
It made me a better person already.
I love you all. Thanks for reading my post cards over the summer.
To those of you that I visited over the summer, than you so much for your
In a couple of weeks I will be home. Hooray. My two favorite vacation days
are the day I leave for vacation and the day I get home.
Date: Mon Aug 20, 2001 11:21am
Subject: kornfest is over. time for Pete to head west.
I ate myself silly, but I am fasting today to make up for it. Good corn.
I also heard that Melrose has a corn feed with free corn the weekend before
the Holmen fest. Something for next year.
It never ceases to amaze me how few Holmen people I know now days. I was at
the biscuits and gravy breakfast at the catholic church. I watch as folks
left church service, I did not know a one. Thirty years does tend to turn
over the population.
Here is a picture from the corn fest from the Holmen paper...
Date: Sat Sep 1, 2001 11:27am
Subject: Flying low thru Arizona.
With luck I will get to sleep in my own bed tonight.
It has been a long fun summer.
Date: Fri Sep 28, 2001 0:05pm
Subject: 9/11 who benefits the most
Here is my take on the 9/11 attack... when I first saw the attack, I was
stunned by the thought... man that was well planned. Any attack that well
planned has got to have some enemy set up to take the fall for it. Sure
enough the person set up to take the fall is "Osama bin Laden". Not that I
think he is a sweetheart, he was just the person set up to take the blame.
Ok then who did mastermind this attack? Someone who hates both the U.S.
government and Osama bin Laden.
Not too hard to find the group responsible once you realize that:
1. Afghanistan is the major producer of heroin in the world.
2. The U.S. government has been putting a lot of pressure on the south
american cocaine cartels.
The cocaine cartels dreamed up a perfect way to get the US government off
their case and do damage to the competition at the same time.
It is 1930 prohibition and Chicago all over again. Gang wars fought on the
Thus the net effect of the 9/11 attack is that the cocaine cartels make more
money and take the heat off themselves. While the heroin cartels get
pounded on by the US military. Pure evil genius as near as I can tell. And
my guess is that the cocaine cartel's evil genius is alive and well and
chuckling in his penthouse in Miami.
Date: Mon Oct 15, 2001 2:25pm
Subject: Sand Sailing
I tried sand sailing for the first time. The first day there was lots of
wind and I sailed until my hands were tired.
The next two days it was dead calm. Such is life.
Date: Fri Oct 26, 2001 7:24am
Subject: in between
My niece, Kristen Loree of Albuquerque directed this play... "in between". It is cutting edge theater... They guide us around to the back of the building while a homeless person screamed at us. Nice start if you ask me. The rest was lots more of the same. Good fun.
They will be performing "in between" in Budapest, and Prague in October of 2001.
in between - an original
piece created and performed by The Riverside Ensemble - exploring ghosts
and the mystical... death and rebirth... the supernatural and all that dwells
Friday, August 31 at 8:00 pm:
Opening Night Performance & Gala - $13
September 1 - 23
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sundays at 6:00 pm
Tickets: $10 general; $8 students & seniors
Thursday night shows are pay-what-you-can
The Riverside Theatre
112 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
(1/2 block south of Central Avenue)
For reservations & information call 505.254.8393
The Riverside Ensemble, Albuquerque's internationally
acclaimed theatre ensemble ("Four Stars!-Brilliant Acting! -Victoria News,
Canada) returns to the Albuquerque stage to present its third original ensemble
performance this year -- from Gunpowder Mouth in February (during
their sold-out REVOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2001) to the critically
acclaimed GYYÑA (an evening of performace work by the women
of the company).
The Ensemble presents the world premiere of
in between for the month of September (in between summer and
fall, they might add...) and dives into the world of ghosts and the supernatural
to investigate the unknown journey the soul takes after death. Then in October,
the company will embark on its second European tour, having been invited
back to the Konfrontations Internat'l Theatre Festival in Poland, and also
including dates in Budapest, and Prague in October of 2001.
in between is the physical and poetic
weaving of stories of the mystical and supernatural, including dream investigation,
tales of visitations, parallel universes, ghost stories from different cultures,
and the poetics of Dante, Yeats, and the company itself.
in between... beginning with the notion
of death as a reality of life, and stories of life after death as a reflection
of the kind of hope and yearning to experience which is infused into every
soul... a yearning to live life in any form possible...in any dimension
in between is a theatrical poem created
in exploration of the enduring determination of the spirit TO BE... throughout
the sufferings and confusions of life, and the possible trials of existence
beyond all of this...
Employing Riverside's characteristic brand of
absurdism AND gravity melded into an evening of dynamic physical and poetic
story telling, original writing & song... reaching into the unknown and
mapping out a journey that is ahead of us all... By witnessing the possibilities
within the journey the soul takes from death to its newest life... Are we
recognizing ourselves? Our common links? This information may be the one
thing we all share and thus...the one thing that can rescue our humanity.
Since 1994 The Riverside Ensemble has striven
to bring Albuquerque to the world -- and the world's most cutting edge theatre
and artists to Albuquerque. This year Riverside is the proud recipient of
a grant from The Trust For Mutual Understanding in New York City to create
and perform in between in New Mexico and Europe. Also during the
opening weekend of the in between run, Riverside will host a representative
from The National Endowment for the Arts to begin the process of receiving
NEA support for a local tour throughout New Mexico and the Southwest.
AND... Be on the lookout for THE
REVOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2002 -- the takeover begins
late January 2002!
The Riverside Ensemble is dedicated to the creation
of brave, cutting-edge, physical and poetic theatre productions, as well
as arts events that promote the bold exploration of the human experience.
The REVOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL is designed to provide Albuquerque
with exposure to, and relationships with, the most revolutionary theatre
companies touring the world today, new forms and processes of creation,
highly imaginative cultural art that otherwise might never reach our state
-- and to expose New Mexico students to the unlimited possibilities for
their futures in art and performance.
By creating the opportunity for artists and
students in New Mexico to learn and exchange culturally with the broad world
of live performance beyond mainstream Broadway touring productions, The
Riverside Ensemble also strives to expose to the world the vast pool of
talent, artistic creation, and inspiration of New Mexico. The Ensemble is
committed to expanding the role of Albuquerque and New Mexico in world theatre
by continuing to create, tour, and host professional quality innovative
performance, and thus expanding the state's cultural and artistic exchange
possibilities for the future.
Date: Sun Nov 25, 2001 10:17am
Subject: O cut his hair
Stephen and I had a fun time at my sister Clo's house for Thanksgiving.
Check out the photos...
On the day after Thanksgiving we visited the farm at the top of the world
where O works. We saw a Yak and a Buffalo stampede. It felt like the
animals loved the five inches of new snow.
Date: Tue Dec 18, 2001 2:45pm
Subject: Merry Christmas and a Happy new year
Happy New Year
Round dance party at the Millers.
This one turn your mouse into a lighted match.
I love it.
Date: Sat Mar 23, 2002 11:49pm
Subject: ustabee photos
Irish Pub Party
Dave Moyer's house
March 22, 2002
A great party. Thanks Diane and Dave.
Date: Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:32pm
Subject: Son Charles and family take spring break in S. Ca.
Find some photos at...
First time my grandkids played in the sea. Seemed to take to it like ducks
Date: Tue Mar 26, 2002 10:05pm
Subject: Pete's grandkids in Fullerton
Last day in California.
Same link a few more photos...
Date: Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:36pm
Subject: Charles Sjolander and family at Legoland.
A day at Legoland. See photos at link. Same page as yesterday, just more
Date: Fri May 31, 2002 11:26am
Subject: on the road to Alaska
In the central valley of CA. Very hot.
The nights have lots of stars.
Date: Sun Jun 2, 2002 8:48am
Subject: Hello from Oregon
Cold out for my walk this morning. I wore my winter jacket.
Makes me wonder what Alaska will be like. Hot cold or both at the same
I drove thru rain for about a half hour right at the Oregon border.
Date: Mon Jun 3, 2002 9:17pm
Subject: Pete's visit to Blue Mountain School.
I spent monday at Blue Mountain alternative school. I felt right at home. It
felt like COS in a new rural setting.
Lesley Stine is now a staff person.
Hayden (Laura Stine's grandson, and Lesley's youngest child) said hi to me
when I came in so I asked him to be my tour guide of his school. At first we
looked at all the rooms, then we visited the small stream and all the good
Here are the photos I took. Enjoy.
Date: Fri Jun 7, 2002 9:56am
Subject: hi from Oregon City Or.
Had a good time at Derek's house. All fine there. Kara taught me how to
play monster tag.
Now on to Wa.
Date: Fri Jun 7, 2002 10:25am
Subject: Sequim Wa... My aunt Arveley died March 8, 2002
After five years of failing health after a stroke. Then a fall and broken
hip a few months ago was the final straw.
The rest of the family is well.
Date: Fri Jun 7, 2002 3:26pm
Subject: A few photos to remember Arvalee.
The first goes back to 1916. The second one to 1942. The rest I don't know.
Date: Sat Jun 15, 2002 2:21pm
Subject: Hello from Petersburg, Alaska.
The inside passage looks and feels a lot like a trip on the Mississippi...
about 200 years ago. Not very many towns. Lots of trees and rocks.
Great fun. My next ferry ride leaves here at 2 in the morning Monday. Good
thing it is light out already by then. My brain will think it is morning.
Date: Mon Jun 17, 2002 3:51pm
Subject: Hello from Sitka Alaska.
Weather is perfect. The locals say it is too hot.
Saw a humpback whale having breakfast this morning.
Date: Tue Jun 18, 2002 6:24pm
Subject: Just got back from a ten mile hike.
Weather was perfect.
Some of the trees were 500 years old. My favorite kind.
Eight very large bald eagles.
At the end of five mile trail was a fifty foot water falls. Very grand.
Tonight I have to check in for the ferry at 12:30. The ferry leaves a few
hours after that. Sounds like a strange night.
Boy will I sleep good the following night. I am feeling I may have over did
it a bit today.
Date: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:23pm
Subject: Hi from Juneau Alaska
40 miles of roads here and 252 miles of hiking trails.
Date: Sat Jun 22, 2002 3:28pm
Subject: re: Hi from Juneau Alaska
You are out of luck. That whole area is no parking. Just buses can park
You can watch the crowds from the cruises ebb and flow.
Subject: re: Hi from Juneau Alaska
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 13:33:11 -0700
Juneau has a web cam:
You could figure out where it's pointing and then e-mail me and park where
the web cam could see your car. Then I could see if I could see your car.
I know it's silly, but after all it is Friday.
NETAPHOR SOFTWARE, INC.
Date: Sat Jun 22, 2002 4:42pm
Subject: I rowed or skulled a skiff today
Boy is it a touchy boat. About the size and shape of a kayak, but the seat
is higher. The two oars are attached way out on booms 18 inches outside the
boat. The seat slides forward and back. When it goes it really goes. But
a bit tricky for the novice.
It is very unstable. I didn't get dunked, but I think it was just beginners
A hot sunny day in Alaska.
Date: Mon Jun 24, 2002 5:40pm
Subject: hi from glacier point overlooking Juneau.
Four miles of trail in and out, and 1400 foot gain. Grand view of the
So now I am worn out again. Tomorrow is my 30 hour ferry ride. Should be
Date: Thu Jun 27, 2002 11:17am
Subject: Hello from Valdez Alaska
After only 30 hours on the ferry and 30 hours of rain I am on solid ground
and the sun is shinning. The "ocean motion", as they so blithely call it,
still makes the keyboard feel like it is moving a bit.
Date: Fri Jun 28, 2002 0:50pm
Subject: hello from Palmer AK
I had never heard of Palmer before either. Nice little town.
I am working on an "imac" at this moment. Nery nice computer. Good feel.
Two years ago a farmer around here grew a 109 pound cabbage. Sunlight
steady for three months sure make some crops grow.
Date: Sat Jun 29, 2002 11:43am
Subject: Hello from Anchorage AK
Clear and warm day. I plan to hike to another glacier today.
Saw a large fat black dog on a side road yesterday. Then it occurred to me
that the dog was a bear. So I drove back for a look. He was still there
but when I stopped the car he disappeared into the woods. I guess he
figured a moving car was safe but a stopped car was danger.
Date: Fri Jul 5, 2002 2:14pm
Subject: Hello from Fairbanks, AK
Spent 4th of July at Alaskaland. I loved it. Down home to the max.
The 52 cannon salute, one for each of the states, was my favorite. Seldom
do you hear a so many bangs and so loud.
Date: Sat Jul 6, 2002 0:48pm
Subject: hello from nenana, AK.
Their claim to fame is that they hold a yearly raffle as to the exact date
and time when the ice starts to move on the river out front.
At one time the largest town in the area. Seems the placed burned about 80
years ago and has never recovered.
Date: Sat Jul 6, 2002 0:56pm
Subject: some photos from Alaska
He did a much better job than I did.
I would need a telephoto lens the size of a baseball bat to get good photos
Date: Fri Jul 12, 2002 6:19pm
Subject: Just got in from the out out back
Now when I get to drive on a paved road I think I am living in tall clover.
Date: Sat Jul 13, 2002 5:46pm
Subject: Ridge trail: steep, primitive, difficult
My kind of trail. Right along the side of a glacier.
Four hours, four miles and 2000 feet gain, I was tired, warm and happy.
When the trail got to the glacier there was a hole a couple of feet wide but
40 feet deep right down under the ice. Old waterfall looked like to me. I
was only a little tempted to craw down and take a look.
Date: Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:37pm
Subject: I got to kayak to a glacier today.
A glacier is more fun to look at when I have to work hard to get to it.
Then for the high point of a perfect day, we got to see a house size bit of ice fall four stories and hit the water. We were about a half mile away and the wave still pulled water 20 feet away from our shore just before the wave got to our beach.
Today the weather was perfect.
Yesterday the weather was the pits. Yesterday I visited two other glaciers in a nice big 95 foot boat. When it rained I just went inside.
Yesterday the glaciers were making sounds like distant thunder. Today the thunder was a little closer.
Date: Thu Jul 18, 2002 9:22am
Subject: From the top of the world road.
A rainbow at midnight.
If I had not seen it I would not have believed it.
The sound of the light rain woke me or I would have missed it.
A colorful sunset to the north west and a rainbow to the north east.
Date: Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:11am
Subject: A moose in the Yukon.
I saw a moose today. My first this trip.
She could not decide which side of the road she wanted to be on, so she went
back and forth in front of me. I stopped and let her make up her mind.
Date: Thu Jul 18, 2002 0:18pm
Subject: photos and some captions
I put some captions on some of these. The rest do not need comments.
Date: Fri Jul 19, 2002 10:14am
Subject: A moose mom and kid
They walked right in front of my car. I had to stop quick. Then I couldn't
get my camera out before they were gone into the woods.
Then latter I saw a moose that looked just like a horse. When I got there
it was a horse. Black just like a moose.
Date: Fri Jul 19, 2002 10:20am
Here is the full URL for my pictures...
that should work.
Date: Mon Jul 22, 2002 9:51am
Subject: Hello from Salt Lake City
I drove thru 1000 kilometers of rain on the way down the Alaskan highway.
Now it is sunny and warm.
Date: Tue Jul 23, 2002 2:15pm
Subject: Grandson John is two
He is walking and running. Jabbers a mile a minute. Sometimes I can even
figure out what he is saying.
Date: Fri Jul 26, 2002 11:47am
Subject: Hello from South Dakota
I can't remember the name of the town. Good computer lab at the local
It was very hot here yesterday.
Last night was spectacularly beautiful.
Date: Mon Jul 29, 2002 10:23am
Subject: Hello from Cold Spring, MN
I asked them where the cold spring is. They said there were lots of them
under the ground. What is on the surface is lots of pretty little streams.
The crops here are looking just great. The corn is as high as an elephant's
eye. Just like in the old song.
Date: Mon Aug 5, 2002 1:06pm
Subject: On the Mississippi
Nothing like this old river to bring back memories of years gone by.
The Mississippi in August is my favorite time... the water is warm enough to
swim in. The air is hot enough so you want to.
Date: Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:03pm
Subject: Hello from Holmen, Wi
Kornfest this weekend. I get to see how many ears of corn I can eat.
Weather here is just perfect... lows in the sixties, highs in the eighties,
nice breeze. Nicest August I can remember.
All are fine and growing in Wi.
Date: Mon Aug 19, 2002 10:43am
Subject: West ho!
The kornfest is over. Great weather. Fine corn.
Fun parade. Every business or club in Holmen was in it. What fun.
Lots of old friends to talk to.
Now it is time to put on some miles.
Date: Tue Aug 20, 2002 2:33pm
Would you believe it is raining here in eastern CO. the place looks so dry
this may be their first rain all summer. Brought the hot temperature right
down. Boy I love hot summer rains.
Mud luscious and puddle wonderful.
Date: Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:57am
Subject: Hello from Salida CO
It is clear, cool, sunny and gorgeous up here in the Colorado mountains.
Next stop Maria's house.
Date: Fri Aug 30, 2002 3:43pm
Subject: Hi from Bayfield
Well the round dancing ends tonight.
Next stop Angle Fire and a folk music festival.
Date: Sun Sep 1, 2002 8:32pm
Subject: Hi from Santa Fe N.M.
No time to talk.
Date: Tue Sep 3, 2002 8:25am
Subject: burn the gloom
zozobra is a forty foot puppet. The people of Santa Fe burn zozobra every
year. One fellow said the way to describe it is: pagen, pagen, pagen. We
For more information see the link above.
Date: Sun Sep 8, 2002 5:55pm
Subject: home sweet home
Home at last. The last 800 miles it was raining and over cast. Very
different for the desert.
More pictures when I get them loaded.
Date: Wed Sep 18, 2002 8:32am
Subject: pete's grandkid pics summer 2002
Date: Wed Sep 18, 2002 9:22am
Subject: green hair day
these are the last of my summer photos.
the one with me in the green hair wig is included by popular demand. It was
taken by a friend of mine last spring.
It feels so good to be back home.
The only trip I have coming up is a weekend sailing trip to Catalina island
on the Alaskan eagle.
Should be fun. Last summer she sailed to Antarctica.
Date: Thu Sep 26, 2002 5:49pm
Subject: Some old photos from the 1970s
Most of the dates are about right I think.
Date: Thu Oct 3, 2002 2:21pm
Subject: some 100 year old Sjolander photos
I was searching around the library of the U. W. La Crosse and found these.
Date: Sun Oct 13, 2002 7:22pm
Subject: home safe and sound from a weekend sail to Catalina
100% overcast was the standard log entry.
The wind was fair.
The sailing was good but hard work and lots to learn.
I told the skipper when we were thru that I learned more than I thought I
would and knew less than I thought I did.
I didn't take any photos. There was either nothing to shoot or I was way to
busy to think about taking a picture.
One of the crew had just returned from two trips on this ship to Antarctica.
Great hearing about that trip. Hard to imagine 40 foot swells. The
swells over this weekend were never more than 4 feet.
This "Alaskan Eagle" was definitely the most capable ship I have ever crewed
on. A real pleasure playing with all the navigational toys.
Date: Wed Oct 23, 2002 2:52pm
Subject: Year 1924. My great great great grandmother oliana celebrated her 100th birthday
Good reading from the 1850s.
Date: Mon Nov 4, 2002 1:38pm
Subject: Sister Clo has a new street address
She lives in the same house, but the driveways all have numbers on them now.
20 Country Road 84B
Santa Fe, N.M. 87506
Date: Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:59pm
Subject: Some Thanksgiving photos at my sister Clo's house.
Date: Tue Dec 3, 2002 8:20pm
Subject: Photos with names and birthdays From Thanksgiving at Clo's house 2002.
By popular demand (My sister Helen asked for it.) Here are the same photos,
but I added the names with each one.
Here is the text you should see...
Thanksgiving at Clo's house. 2002
Kristen and John's son Eli Loree-Bartlet born 11/7/96
Maria and Tom's son Johnathan Kattnig born 6/18/2000
Kristen and John's daughter Loree-Bartlet Nola born 8/23/1999
From front to back,
Soren's oldest son, Yanik born 4/1/1995
Soren's second son, Ethan born 12/19/1997
Nola and Johnathan playing kids pix on the computer.
Ethan, Johnathan, Gavin
Em, Soren's wife and Marsha, Tom Loree's sister.
With Kristen's birthday cake.
Kristen turned 36 the day before Thanksgiving 2002.
Maria teasing me that the flash did not go off.
Soren and Kristen
John Bartlet husband of Kristen.
Soren's son Gavin born 10/2/1999
Photo taken about 1910. Peter Albert Sjolander family. Bill, Peter, Frank,
Mary and Rachel.
The Frank Sjolander and Hazel (Linnell) Sjolander farm ~1970
Alice (Bertelson), new grand daughter, Ron Hanson
Derek's daughter Kara Loree with friend.
Derek's son Colin Loree born 11/13/1989
Derek's daughter Kara Loree born 6/8/91 and Nola Loree-Bartlet
Clo's Albuquerque G'babies all in a wheelbarrow.
Gavin, Em, Ethan.
Kristen's kids Nola and Eli
Nola and Gavin
Soren in one of his rent2race.com race cars with his pit crew.
Johnathan Kattnig born 6/18/2000
Yanik born 4/1/1995
ethan born 12/19/1997
Gavin born 10/2/1999
Eli born 11/7/96
Nola born 8/23/1999
Colin born 11/13/1989
Kara born 6/8/91
Date: Sun Dec 8, 2002 0:01pm
Subject: two more photos and four more commented photos.
two more photos and four more commented photos.
Date: Mon Dec 23, 2002 3:31pm
Subject: Merry christmas 2002
Click here to see my xmas card for this year.
Text only version below.
And the world gets smaller.
This xmas card picture came from a Russian friend.
1518 West Ave.
Fullerton, California 92833-3945 USA
click here to see my family photos for the year 2002.
click here to see photos from my summer 2002 trip to Alaska.
My favorite photos of the year 2002.
Maria's son Johnathan. Thanksgiving at Clo's house 2002.
Stephen, Peter and Charles Sjolander. Spring break at Legoland 2002.
Charles' youngest son Liam. Spring break at Legoland 2002.
Charles' oldest son Sean. Spring break at Legoland 2002.
Charles' wife Kris. Spring break at Legoland 2002.
Pete inside a glacier in Alaska 2002.
The Blue Room.
In surfing we have the green room.
So in glacier hiking I call this the blue room.
I have ice all around me. One foot solid. One foot very slippery.
Cold water running down my back.
Can it get better than this?
Have a fine holiday and a great year in 2003.
Date: Fri Mar 14, 2003 10:32am
Subject: I just got a new car.
A 2003 cranberry red Saturn ION 3.
It has five inches of clearance over my head and an inch more leg room than
I need. I like it.
Here is a picture of it.
Date: Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:26am
Subject: Pete's little boat project. (The good boat Nutshell.)
I have been building a small Viking boat for the last few years. Here are
some photos of her maiden voyage...
I launch at the newport aquatic center in the Newport Back Bay. See
I plan to run tests every Tuesday afternoon at the newport aquatic center,
from 4 to 6 PM, until summer. Feel free to visit me and take a ride or row
her yourself. I have yet to test her with two people, so ginny pigs are
P.S. Just in a new photo of my youngest grandson. Take a look...
Date: Tue May 20, 2003 7:07am
Subject: Son Stephen in my Nutshell
This is a picture of Stephen testing my new boat.
Today I am leaving on my summer vacation. First stop... New Mexico. Second stop... a six day round dance camp at Fun Valley Colorado.
Then on to my daughter's house and then on to my sons house.
Then north to The Arctic ocean.
Date: Fri May 23, 2003 10:34am
Subject: I am on the road to northern New Mexico
Frist to visit Ole at "the top of the world rance". Then on to Fun Valley Colorado to dance for a week.
P.S. I am not sure my return address works. I keep making changes to it. Please hit reply and send after you read this. Thanks. You will then also get to hear from my email robot thanking you for sending an email. Good fun.
Date: Sun May 25, 2003 7:52am
Subject: 4 wheeling with O
I had a great time 4 wheeling with O around the ranch in a surplus
German army troup transport. Go anywhere. Went up to 11,000
feet and never left the ranch. A little snow here and there. Very dry
Well it is on to dance camp for a week.
Date: Mon Jun 2, 2003 10:09am
Subject: dance week is done
Grandson John and I are playing with the computers at the library in Gunnison. Maria is painting. Tom is teaching a class at the college.
Lots of rain here this week. Clear as clear today.
Date: Wed Jun 4, 2003 1:37pm
Subject: yoga in a sauna
I went to Maria's yoga class with her. They keep the room at 105 degrees. Not bad.
They got the garage painted while I was there. Looks great.
Now on to Charles' house.
More rain here.
Date: Thu Jun 5, 2003 9:24am
Subject: rain rain rain
Well it is not 105 any way... about 55 here today.
Date: Sat Jun 7, 2003 11:36am
Subject: Hi from Cheyenne Wyoming
I drove right out of the rain in the Denver area. It is clear, bright and cool here today.
Date: Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:19am
Subject: Hi from Sheridan Wyoming
A cute little town. Some nice old houses.
Some strong winds the other day... 60 MPH. My little boat was tied on the beach while I was in town. It looks like it was making like a kite while I was gone. Some damage. Boo. Hoo.
Date: Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:15pm
Subject: Hi from Eureka Montana.
Just miles from the border with Canada.
I spend a few hours talking Viking ships with fellow Vikings near here. What fun. They loved my boat.
Today I am doing repairs on my boat caused by the 60MPH wind storm.
This place is picture perfect.
Date: Sat Jun 21, 2003 0:10pm
Subject: Hi from Edson, Albertia, Canada
Cold mist for the last two days here.
Date: Mon Jun 23, 2003 0:20pm
Subject: Hello from Fort Nelson, B. C. Canada
A few hundred miles north of mile zero on the Alcan highway.
Next stop, the hot springs at mile ~444 north.
All is well. It was still light last night at 11 PM. Sort of hard to get to sleep.
Date: Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:08pm
Subject: Hi from Skagway AL.
Yesterday it was cold and rainy. Today it is clear and warm.
No night to speak of. Sunset goes straight thru to sunrise.
I went flying over the local glaciers(glacier bay) today. They are
grand from an old three seat tail dragger.
Date: Wed Jul 2, 2003 10:45am
Subject: heading north to the white nights
I am heading a 1000 miles north in a few hours. It looks like I should get to see some white nights... no dark night.
Hard to say when I will find another computer. You will most likely hear from me after I get back down south in a week or two.
Date: Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:28am
Subject: I made it to Inuvik
Lots of bugs, dust and mud. Cracked my windshield.
Saw my first wolf in the wild... that made it all worth while.
Now I need to find a not busy computer. I got five minutes on this one.
Date: Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:23pm
Subject: I saw one cut field. I must be getting a little south.
In a few more days I may even get to a freeway. Wow. It has been a while.
I saw a moose today... ho hum.
The name of this town is Watson Lake.
Date: Thu Jul 17, 2003 0:29pm
Subject: I am in Komloops bc
No time to talk.
Weather is fine.
Date: Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:14pm
Subject: hi from Ione Wa.
Back in the USA and hotter than hot here today. Time to head east into the mountains.
I loved all the lakes alone route 31 in B.C. very fine. Sort of like door co. in Wisconsin.
Trout lake was special. They have the oldest working gas pump in Canada. Yes you have to turn the crank.
Date: Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:37am
Subject: giant cedars
Some 250 years old. Fires do not burn them because they are in a deep wet small riber valley. A magical place in north western Montania.
Still hot here.
Date: Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:55am
Subject: Hi from Lovell WY
Easy to find on any map.
Nice this morning. More hot again today.
I am going by all back roads on my way to son Charles' house. My final leg is on CO road number 9. I had never even heard of it before but it goes just the direction I want. A bit west of Denver.
Date: Mon Jul 28, 2003 8:22pm
Subject: at Maria's house
She has a new digital camera. You will get to see some fine pictures on of these days.
Date: Sat Aug 2, 2003 11:41am
Subject: Hi from Lake City CO.
just click on any on the list to view.
The number tells you the size. Some are very big. Those came from Maria's new camera.
P.S. In a few weeks I will make a nice web page with text.
Date: Mon Aug 4, 2003 4:09pm
Subject: hi from Taos
Going camping on the top of the mountain.
Date: Sat Aug 9, 2003 10:32am
Subject: Hi from Santa Fe
Will head home one of these fine days.
Saw one of Kristies' plays last night. Wild fun.
Date: Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:55am
Subject: Home Home so good to be home
I drove 13 hours yesterday. Nice driving weather. Most of it very hot but with a few rain squals. I just kept driving.
I picked up a small nail in my tire a week ago. I got that fixed at "discount tire" in New Mexico by noon, then drove from noon to midnight.
And I hear it is hot here also.
All in all it has been a hot dry summer all over north America.
Well time to unpack my car.
Date: Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:41am
Subject: Trip photo
28 photos with text.
Date: Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:33am
Subject: Summer photos of my youngest grandson John.
The photos can be found at
also pictures of Maria, her husband Tom and my oldest son Stephen.
Date: Sun Aug 31, 2003 3:00pm
Subject: More summer pictures, Charles Sjolander family
And then Charles and family were asking about personal web sites... now they each have one.
Date: Sun Oct 26, 2003 11:58am
Subject: A song by my grandson Liam
can also be found at his updated web site...
You will need to turn up the volume on your computer.
Date: Thu Oct 30, 2003 7:52am
Subject: Photo model call for this Sunday 10 to noon.
At the fullerton Arboretum. Free. Wear turn of the century dress if you wish. Meet under the arbor by the yellow house.
My photo class will be there. You could end up with some great photos.
Date: Mon Dec 1, 2003 11:59am
Subject: Thanksgiving photos.