Category Archives: Travel

Easy to Maintain Double-Rail Playground Slide

In developing countries, standard metal slides can be a serious problem.  The sheet metal that the children slide on can: have rough joints, get hot during intemperate weather, and be subject to rusting in humid climes. For these reasons, I’ve … Continue reading

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Installing a Playground High in the Peruvian Andes

On May 5, the Cardenas-Torres family (Andean Quechua World Organization) travelled high into the Andes to install a playground at a village school high in the Andes.  The Peruvian village of  Sipasqanch provides porters for mountaineers from around the world … Continue reading

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Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes in California

According to Daniel Peterson, an impressive place to visit is Wayfarers Chapel in southern California: [If you can’t have Frank Lloyd Wright design your celestial home], there’s always his son, Lloyd Wright (1890-1978), who himself wasn’t too bad.  Among other … Continue reading

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Brilliance of Frank Lloyd Wright

By Daniel Peterson (sic et non) In my youth, I had a passing desire to be an architect.  The principal factor that dissuaded me from that ambition was my utter and absolute lack of any relevant talent. My main inspiration … Continue reading

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Looking for Anasazi Ruins on Cedar Mesa

On a recent family vacation to southern Utah, we explored areas on Cedar Mesa.  We took a road west of the highway, across from the road to Cigarette Spring.  The first day, we explored a canyon just off Government Trail.  … Continue reading

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Constructing a New Elementary School in Mbale, Uganda

Judy Nalube has been a long-time Uganda country coordinator for a Utah NGO:  the SeeeMe Foundation.  Last year, SeeeMe started contruction on an elementary school that Judy owns and operates just west of Mbale, Uganda.  The school initially has 3 … Continue reading

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Useful Alternative to the Standard Metal Playground Slide

My family and friends install playgrounds at various locations around the world.  While metal slides are popular, we haven’t been able to get well constructed ones fabricated abroad.  For this reason, I’ve been trying to find alternatives.  So far, I … Continue reading

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