California

OK, we didn’t drive all the way to hell, just to the gate: Death Valley National Park.  Traveling in on Highway 190 from the west was a white k...

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Driving the road to hell

We’ve both seen a lot of weird and interesting things this year.  Dinosaur bones in underground caves in the Netherlands.  Huge granite sl...

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The Tufas at Mono Lake

We struck gold in Bodie!  Yes, pun very much intended.  As far as ghost towns go, this one is a jackpot. The only downside is that we’ve s...

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Bodie, California

As we’ve traveled across the country over the past couple years people often ask, “Where is your favorite destination?”  From beach to dese...

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Time in Tahoe

Cyclone, Typhoon, Hurricane, Whirlwind.  I feel like I got run over by each of these right after the other.  It’s a good thing that Shelby...

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Whirlwind Week

Considering she lives in an area where elevation is measured in numbers below sea level, we thought we’d start Shelby’s visit off with a bang and ...

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Shirley Canyon Trail

We get visitors daily.  Deer peeking in the windows of the RV, ground squirrels eating our cilantro and basil (rascals!), woodpeckers tap-tap-tap...

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Visitors

When my cousin Steve and his wife Shannon mentioned watching fireworks from Mount Watson, we jumped at the chance to spend some time with them and cat...

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Fireworks over Tahoe

There’s only one place to get a sweeping view of the valley from the Yosemite Visitor’s Center to Half Dome to the Nevada and Vernal Falls, and th...

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Glacier Point