Hello! My name is Patrick Allen. This website contains some information about me and links to some of my favorite web sites. Please stay awhile and look around. I hope you enjoy your visit!
I am currently a Transportation Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in the Lansing, Michigan area. We moved back to Michigan a few years ago from California. We moved back to be closer to our families, which is nice, but I sure miss California!
Prior to living in California, I attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. I was at MSU from 1987 to 1991 and I earned a BS in Civil Engineering (Go Spartans!). My wife and I met at Michigan State when we both lived in Holden Hall.
I grew up in Spring Lake, Michigan (Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles). Spring Lake is just a few miles from Lake Michigan. This area of Michigan is famous for sandy beaches, water sports, sand dunes and The Grand Haven Musical Fountain. It was a pretty nice place to grow up.
My wife and I love to travel. As of July 2003, we have been to all 50 States! Our last state was Alaska, and it was very beautiful. During our travels, we have visited quite a few National Parks including Yosemite (our favorite), Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Pictured Rocks, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, Zion, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yellowstone, and many others.
I am a member of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), "Protecting Parks for Future Generations." Among other things, the NPCA home page contains information on political activity related to the National Park System so people can act on behalf of the parks. I also support several other organizations including the National Park Foundation, the American Hiking Society, the The Trust for Public Land, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Being from Michigan, my favorite professional sports team in the whole world is the Detroit Red Wings (of course). Go Wings!!!
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Pat's Page was first published in early 1996
Last modified on May 17, 2017