Donna Crawford
Redondo Beach, California


I was born in North Carolina and lived there until I was about 2 or so.  My father was in the military, so we moved every year or two.  We lived up and down the east coast, in Arkansas, Germany and Kansas, before he retired in 1980.  I attended Manhattan High School (in Kansas) and college and law school at the University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks!!).

I've lived in Alabama, Georgia, Texas and California since leaving my parents' home.  I currently live in California with my husband Kirk (even while we were on our RTW, we considered California as home). My family and friends are scattered all over the place, as you can imagine.

My husband and I are highly involved with our church, locally. I have lots of hobbies, including cooking, HAM radio, reading, travelling, bzflag, and sports/outdoor activities. Although I love to watch Jayhawk Basketball, I generally prefer to participate. Some of my favorites are beach volleyball, scuba diving, cycling, rowing, swimming, snow skiing, tramping, surfing, off-roading, etc.

My travels over the last few years have taken me to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and most recently, on a 15-country, 1-year round-the-world trip.

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Thursday, December 21


A Day with Rob

A great friend of mine from Dallas called us a few weeks ago. He was on a layover in LA and wanted to hook up for a few hours. Unfortunately, we were in Berkeley at the time. However, we arrnaged to meet Rob in San Diego a couple of weeks later when he was down there on another trip.

It was a busy week. We had just spent a week in the Midwest visiting my family, then Kirk flew to Maui the day we got home from Kansas and flew back to LA the night before we were to drive to San Diego. We were up early to make the 2+ hour drive.

During my two years of living in Dallas full-time, Rob was one of my closest friends. He's a biologist by education and a photographer by trade. An excellent photographer, I might add. As part of our wedding gift, he shot a roll of black and white for us. He got what was, by far, the best photo of us coming down the aisle after we were married - the only one that wasn't blurry, I might add. That photo is, perhaps, my favorite from our entire wedding. It's the one I blew up and gave to our families. Rob recently started his own photography business, RC Photographic Productions.

Kirk, Rob & Donna at lunchAnyway, we hadn't seen Rob in at least two years - not since Dianne's wedding. We picked him up at his hotel and then drove down to the Gas Lamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. We walked around a bit and then finally headed over to a Mexican place called "Fred's" (yes, we all laughed at the name). Lunch was good, though not quite "authentic". We had a very nice time, chatting and catching up. All-in-all, it went too quickly, as it usually does when visiting friends we don't see often.


Donna in Austria
Click for larger image Austria, August 2003