In the first row down, link to Califonia kayaking trips to Elkhorn Slough near Moneterey and Lake Tahoe (left); The Lakes Basin below Sierra Buttes (center); Siskiyou and Castle Lakes near Mt. Shasta and Antelope Lake near Susanville (right)
Steep Ravine, north of SF
Link (left) to two visits to Steep Ravine on the Pacific Coast just north of San Francisco: in 2008 and again in 2009.
Elkhorn Slough and Lake Tahoe
Lakes Basin below Sierra Buttes
Lakes near Mt. Shasta and Susanville
Arizona: Sedona, Canyon de Chelly, Grand Canyon, Prescott
Desert wildflowers in Southern CA
In February 2008, we went to Joshua Tree Nat'l Park and Anza Borrego Desert State Park to catch the desert bloom. In April, we went to Arizona, visiting Sedona, Canyon de Chelly, Grand Canyon, and a family gathering for Zellie's graduation from college in Prescott, plus Death Valley, CA on the way home. Our Arizona trip included lots of petroglyphs, pictographs, and cliff dwellings.
Our trip in August and September 2007 included a first time visit to Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and a glad return to Arches National Park. In between photos of these two great Utah destinations, you'll see photos of our visit with John, Nancy & Evan in Boulder, Colorado.
Double Arch, Arches Nat'l Park
Chuck's retirement began June 1, 2007. Besides photo links below reflecting Chuck's big bike trip at the end of July, and Marvina and Chuck going to Mt. Lassen and the Lost Coast, there have been family visits to the Bay Area and San Diego and adventures to Yosemite and the southern Sierra.
Vermont bike trip
Burney Falls near Mt. Lassen
Lost Coast, northern CA
In 2006, Marvina and Chuck took a marvelous 8 week vacation, including three weeks in Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon, two weeks in Barcelona and the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain, and two weeks in Tuscany, in and around Venice, and the Italian Alps. Further down the page, find photos from an 8 day trip to Ireland in 2004.
Finally, you can also see the waterfall photo slide set and the bicycle outing slide set that Chuck assembled as a gesture of appreciation in saying farewell to colleagues as he retired from Hewlett-Packard after 18 years.
From Signal Mtn., Grand Tetons, Wyoming
Sorrosa Falls, Broto, Spain
Canal in Venice, Italy
Each of the three photos links to an album at snapfish.com:
Check the slide sets by clicking on the images to link to Snapfish.com. At the end of the slide set capturing the bicycle ride along the American River by Chuck's HP Roseville teammates, there's a photo from the Christmas party that Moises hosted. That photo was nicely framed and presented to Chuck when he retired a month later after 18 years at Hewlett-Packard.
Pictured on the bike ride, Ashish, Dave, Mahendran, Doug, Moises, Lisa, Ilvana, Ganesh, Marc, Perry, and Bill. Marvina also joined in on the 14 mile jaunt with a nice lunch in Folsom half way.
Front Page of The Union, June 2, 2010:
A Nevada City man was taken by helicopter to Sutter Roseville Medical Center after colliding head-on with a U.S. Postal Service truck Tuesday afternoon.
Chuck Jaffee, 60, was riding his bicycle west-bound on Pasquale Road and was coming down a hill when the accident occurred at about 12:15 p.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Dan Wright.
He remains in the hospital in good condition, said hospital spokeswoman Liz Madison.
Jaffee is well-known in the county for his movie reviews, which are published in The Union's Prospector section on Thursdays, and for his involvement with Sierra Writers and its Young Writers contest.
Jaffee, who allegedly was not wearing a helmet, was on a sweeping turn and apparently did not see the oncoming truck being driven by Kaci Large, 24, of Colfax.
“The truck was heading the opposite direction, and the carrier saw him on the wrong side of the road,” Wright said.
“She swerved to the right, thinking he would see her, but he didn't until the last minute. She started to brake and he saw her, tried to stop and collided head-on with the truck.”
Jaffee was conscious and alert and was complaining of injuries to his shoulder, said Nevada County Consolidated Fire Battalion Chief David Ray. He also had an open scalp wound.
The accident remains under investigation, Wright said.