13 June 2010

Exploring the Eastern Sierra

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On the ride out of Point Reyes, we began to discuss where our next stop would be—coast or mountains? After a quick check of road conditions, we decided to explore an area in the Eastern Sierra; many of the mountain roads were a little too snow covered last time we […]

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20 May 2010

Good Day, Surf City

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A year after we first drove past it on our way up the Pacific coast, we made it back to the Santa Cruz area today. We’ve been camped in a privately owned campground in Felton, which is a 15-minute drive north of downtown Santa Cruz. If you’re passing through the […]

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6 May 2010

A Perfect Morning with Cows

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When we left Yosemite several days ago, we had a decision to make: head toward the coast and our beloved ocean, or stay in the general vicinity in order to visit Sequoia-Kings Canyon. We figured we couldn’t go wrong either way. After a quick check of the forecast, we decided […]

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29 April 2010

Sitting by the Fire

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“What on Earth is going on?!?” That’s what we were wondering while sitting by our campfire at the same moment that a Yosemite Fire Department firetruck, siren and lights on, began coming our way. We’ve made campfires that dwarf the one we had going now. Never found out what they […]

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25 April 2010

Celebrating Two Years in Yosemite

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Words fail to truly capture just how amazing it is to pull around the corner and see Half Dome for the very first time! We’ve been reading so much John Muir this year—it really felt so “right” to enter the grand Yosemite Valley! After a longer-than-expected stay in Arizona’s McDowell […]

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17 February 2010

Death Valley Neighbors

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When we first pulled in to Stovepipe Wells campground, we immediately looked at each other and thought, “Is this giant mud pit the campground? Or did we miss a turn?!?” It looked like a “Mad Max” set! There were no actual campsites, just one big pit of mud and dust! […]

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5 February 2010

Well Hello, Coyote

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Apparently, coyotes appreciate McDowell Mountain Regional Park as much as we do. We’ve been here for quite a bit now, and every single night the coyotes call out. They sometimes call to each other all night long, trying to find their respective packs. Startling at first, we find it beautiful […]

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14 July 2008

Grizzlies a Bit Too Close

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Today I was in our campsite at Glacier National Park cleaning up from dinner and TJ had just walked over to the bathroom. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something brown moving and figured it was a deer so I tried to put away the last thing […]

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24 April 2008

Our First Night on the Road

We finally arrived at our first campsite – Yippie! We’re staying a couple days at Wildwood State Park in Wading River, NY to see some family before we head off down the road. We are excited and a bit overwhelmed with so much to learn and figure out! Tonight discovering […]

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