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Capilano Suspension Bridge

The arrival of some family members in Vancouver as part of a vacation gave us a reason to make a day trip up to the city.  It is a pretty easy run to get there so we were pleased to … Continue reading

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Fort Ward

Our Bainbridge trip included a bonus element.  I had been advised how busy the ferries could be on nice summer weekends so we headed out early anticipating some long lines to get on the boat.  We got to the terminal … Continue reading

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Mount Shasta

The move from the Bay Area to the Seattle area involved a two day drive.  The first part of the drive north is pretty flat but, as you get further north, you get into the southern end of the Cascades … Continue reading

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More Pretty Coastline Than You Know What to Do With

Our trip down the coast included some driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. This is undoubtedly a gorgeous place to be. Each turn in the coast brings with it another lovely view of rugged cliffs and crashing waves. Add some … Continue reading

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Into the Heart of the World

The biggest thing that made me want to go to Big Island was volcanoes.  I have seen plenty of photos and video of volcanic activity but I have never seen it for real.  I wanted to try and experience the … Continue reading

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The Secret Beach

Being lucky is so cool.  I don’t know how many excellent opportunities I have missed without realizing it (that’s the benefit of not realizing it), but I have been fortunate to stumble into some good stuff.  We were driving down … Continue reading

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Crescent Lake

The drive to the rain forest from Port Angeles took us alongside Crescent Lake.  I suspect I don’t need to tell you roughly what shape the lake is but, if you don’t know, check it out on a map!  It … Continue reading

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Cottonwood and Truckee at Night

We headed back in to Truckee one evening for dinner.  We were eating at a restaurant called Cottonwood.  It is only a short distance from the center of the town but it is up on a hillside so has a … Continue reading

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Emerald Bay

Lake Tahoe is a pretty place wherever you are on the shore (assuming you exclude the casino resort area on the south end).  It is easy to get blasé about the great views as you drive around the lake.  However, … Continue reading

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Donner Party Memorial

Of course, Donner Pass and Donner Lake are named for the Donner Party.  If you are not familiar with American history, this was a group heading west that got trapped in the pass in winter and many did not make … Continue reading

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