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Join me on my travels from 2001 - 2012


 

 

Welcome to DelsJourney!  My name is Del Leu and I started this website in 2001 to describe my travels around the U.S. and the world.  I kept posting stories here until 2012, when I created a new travel website, ExtremeGeographer.com.  But I've kept DelsJourney.com up because, gosh, it's so darn interesting!

 

I worked in Qatar (in the Middle East) for three years doing computer mapping, then in March 2016, I moved back to the U.S.  I embarked on an eight-month road trip around America, which I described on my new travel website, and afterwards I returned to my home in Portland, Oregon.  And that's where I am now!

 

During the last year, my website's three most visited pages have been:

  1.  The Best and Worst Places in America

  2.  The Battle of the Coral Sea

  3.  Schuyler: The Real Walton's Mountain

Room at the Inn

(Read the story in Latest News)

As I mentioned, I worked in Qatar for three years, then in 2016 I returned to the U.S. and took an eight-month, 32,000-mile road trip around the U.S. 

 

During my trip, I became the first person (I believe) to visit all 16 extreme geographic compass points of the contiguous United States.  I also visited dozens of other extreme geographic places, like the highest point in the lowest state (and the lowest point in the highest state).

 

I described my travels on my new travel website, ExtremeGeographer.com.  So if you want to read about my recent adventures, check out my new site!

Web Pages: 474

Photos: 2,636

Page Visits Last Year: 250,210

Chuckles: Countless

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From the United States...

...around New Zealand...

...around Australia, and beyond.

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Latest News

March 9, 2012:  Room at the Inn (Portland, Oregon)

 

Previous News

February 27, 2011:  The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

January 7, 2010:  Belize Trip #4 (Building an Orphanage for Jaime and Nancy)

July 29, 2009:  A Wedding in Tucson and a Road Trip to Montana

April 18, 2009:  Belize Trip #3 (Building a School with NYU)

January 24, 2009:  Abu Dhabi and a Road Trip in Oman

January 5, 2009:  Belize Trip #2 (Two Schools and an Orphanage)

July 6, 2008:  Around the World in Eight Days (Part 2: Abu Dhabi to Portland)

July 6, 2008:  Around the World in Eight Days (Part 1: Portland to Abu Dhabi)

February 20, 2008:  The San Antonio School (San Ignacio, Belize)

February 17, 2008:  The Succotz Library (San Ignacio, Belize)

February 16, 2008:  Old Friends / Belize it or Not (San Ignacio, Belize)

May 28, 2007:  Oregon Bound (Portland, Oregon)

August 7, 2005:  Back to Work  (Redmond, Washington)

June 25, 2004:  Life in Bellingham (Bellingham, Washington)

December 7, 2003:  The Greatest Generation (Bellingham, Washington)

March 28, 2003:  My Father (Bellingham, Washington)

October 30, 2002:  Bellingham, Washington

July 24, 2002:  Princess Louisa Inlet, British Columbia

July 12, 2002:  Lake City, Colorado

July 4, 2002:  Life as a Ranger, Part 2 (Lake City, Colorado)

July 4, 2002:  Life as a Ranger, Part 1 (Lake City, Colorado)

July 1, 2002:  Looking Glass Rock, Utah

June 25, 2002:  Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

June 18, 2002:  Port Orford, Oregon - Part 2

June 18, 2002:  Port Orford, Oregon - Part 1

May 22, 2002:  Bellingham, Washington

 

Australia (2002)

April 7, 2002  (Sydney, Australia)

April 4, 2002  (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

April 1, 2002  (Hervey Bay, Australia)

March 28, 2002  (Airlie Beach, Australia)

March 25, 2002  (Port Douglas, Australia)

March 16, 2002  (Winton, Australia)

March 13, 2002  (Alice Springs, Australia)

March 11, 2002  (Ayers Rock, Australia)

March 8, 2002  (Coober Pedy, Australia)

March 5, 2002  (Port Augusta, Australia)

March 1, 2002: Part 2  (Robe, Australia)

March 1, 2002: Part 1  (Robe, Australia)

February 18, 2002  (Bega, Australia)

 

 

New Zealand & The Cook Islands (2001-02)

February 7, 2002  (Auckland, New Zealand)

February 2, 2002: Part 2  (Taupo, New Zealand)

February 2, 2002: Part 1  (Taupo, New Zealand)

January 25, 2002  (Hokitika, New Zealand)

January 20, 2002  (Geraldine, New Zealand)

January 16, 2002  (Te Anau, New Zealand)

January 12, 2002: Part 2  (Dunedin, New Zealand)

January 12, 2002: Part 1  (Dunedin, New Zealand)

January 1, 2002: Part 2  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

January 1, 2002: Part 1  (Christchurch, New Zealand)

December 24, 2001  (Wellington, New Zealand)

December 20, 2001  (Auckland, New Zealand)

December 16, 2001  (Auckland, New Zealand)

December 14, 2001  (Aitutaki, Cook Islands)

December 10, 2001  (Rarotonga, Cook Islands)

 

United States (2001)

December 3, 2001: Part 2  (Bellingham, Washington)

December 3, 2001: Part 1  (Bellingham, Washington)

October 18, 2001: Part 3  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

October 18, 2001: Part 2  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

October 18, 2001: Part 1  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

October 6, 2001  (Ft. Lincoln State Park, North Dakota)

September 30, 2001: Part 2  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

September 30, 2001: Part 1  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

September 15, 2001  (Bismarck, North Dakota)

August 30, 2001  (Webster, South Dakota)

August 18, 2001  (Watertown, South Dakota)

August 17, 2001  (Walnut Grove, Minnesota)

August 14, 2001  (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

August 10, 2001 (Battle Creek, Michigan)

August 8, 2001  (12 Days in Syracuse: Part 2)

August 8, 2001  (12 Days in Syracuse: Part 1)

August 6, 2001  (Manlius, New York)

July 23, 2001  (Middleton, Massachusetts)

July 22, 2001  (Boston, Massachusetts)

July 20, 2001  (Pomfret, Connecticut)

July 18, 2001  (Denton, Maryland)

July 16, 2001  (Cumberland, Virginia)

July 14, 2001  (Roanoke, Virginia)

July 9, 2001  (Sevierville, Tennessee)

July 8, 2001  (Fontana Lake, North Carolina)

July 5, 2001  (Manchester, Tennessee)

June 30, 2001  (Hohenwald, Tennessee)

June 29, 2001  (Corinth, Mississippi)

June 27, 2001  (Natchez, Mississippi)

June 24, 2001  (Austin, Texas)

June 20, 2001  (Canyon de Chelly, Arizona)

June 18, 2001  (Clay Canyon, Utah)

June 15, 2001: Part 2  (Zion Nat'l Park, Utah)

June 15, 2001: Part 1  (Zion Nat'l Park, Utah)

June 14, 2001  (San Diego, California)

June 11, 2001  (San Jose, California)

June 2, 2001  (Bellingham, Washington)

May 19, 2001  (Hillsboro, Oregon)

April 30, 2001  (Hillsboro, Oregon)

April 19, 2001  (Bellingham, Washington)

April 5, 2001  (Bellingham, Washington)

 

Two roads diverged in the wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by.  And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

 

A change will do you good.

Sheryl Crow

 

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