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Past Postings
Most recent
February 11, 2021
Senior Tech 101
December 13, 2020
A Guide to Wilderness Medicine
May 29, 2020
Healthy Ways to Spend Time With Seniors
December 20, 2019
Wineries with the Wilson's
November 11, 2019
Road Trip to Napa and B. Bryan Preserve
July 15, 2019
Post 7 in the 1990's
June 14, 2019
April 23, 2019
Handyman Extraordinar
February 21, 2019
Wood Badger, Nate Chavez
January 25, 2019
Gilwell Fellowship 2018
September 24, 2018
Peru Moot
August 19, 2018
GoFundMe has soared above $85k for Walter Carr
July 21, 2018
BP Fellowship, Mexico 2018
June 16, 2018
It Started with the
Dark-Green Twill Square Knot!

October 30, 2017
Swastikas in Scouting
September 27, 2017
31st APR Scout Jamboree 2017
September 24, 2017
Chris Hagerty, A True Scouter
August 21, 2017
Water Parks
July 8, 2017
I'm Glad I'm a Veteran
May 29, 2017
Antiquities of Egypt and Jordan
May 25, 2017
Two Winning Mission Patches!
March 30, 2017
A Worthy Certificate
March 19, 2017
Foster Father Takes Only Terminally Ill Children
February 15, 2017
Travel Ban
January 30, 2017
Ecuador Visit
January 14, 2017
December 11, 2016
Here's to Your Health!  The Benefits of Hiking
December 4, 2016
Iceland Visit
November 30, 2016
Clean Water
November 28, 2016
Becoming Consumers of Good News!
November 25, 2016

Wineries with the Wilson's

It is great when you can get together with friends from many years back.  In May of 2019, Post 7 had a reunion and Gary Wilson and his wife, Sandie, attended.  Gary was one of leaders of Post 7 in the 1990's but we had become friends in the late 1980's as we were both involved in the High Adventure Training (HAT).  Gary's daughter, Karen, was a member of the Post but when she aged out, Gary also left and that ended the parts of scouting that we had in common.

In the early years of our friendship I did a good deal of trail work with Gary and my scout troop.  My scouts learned a great deal of respect for our wilderness during that time.  And then when we became leaders in the Post, we continue to do environmental projects.  Many of the scouts from Troop 777 earned the Trail Saver awards (  The Explorers from the Post earned the Forest Saver awards (

I can remember Gary being involved with the Troop/Post to Havasupai falls.  This was during a spring break trip in 1996.  We all hiked together to the falls.  For the most part, Gary took care of the Explorers and I took some of the scouts on a hike to the Colorado from our camp.  In 1998, Gary joined me in another Troop/Post activity and that was a 50 mile Colorado River trip.  Great times!

With my Post, we traveled to three jamborees in other countries.  My wife was the co-leader for two:  1994 New Zealand Venture and the 2000 Australian Venture.  The second, in 1997, Gary and I took the Post to the Canadian Jamboree while visiting Glacier National Park and Canadian scout units on our way to the Canadian Jamboree.

Lunch at Cougar's
At the Post reunion this year, Gary, Sandie, my wife, Barbara, and I found that we had the enjoyment of wine in common so the Wilson's invited us to go wine tasting with them when they got back from vacation.  In August and again in October, they invited us to visit the wineries of which they were members in Temecula.  We had a great day visiting three wineries where we bought some wine which we have enjoy.  The wineries we visited were:

  • Danza del Sol
  • Cougar
  • South Coast Winery

It is great getting back together with a good friend from the past and this time our wives are joining us!