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15 December 2010

To the “Valley Isle”

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Long before finding ourselves living on the West Coast, we’d been discussing the idea of visiting places along the Pacific Rim. It wasn’t very long after we moved into our Seattle apartment that we started thinking of destinations to try. It turned out that our first excursion was Maui. Our eleven […]

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10 May 2010

A Land of Giants

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There’s no question that Yosemite deserves its classification as one of the true gems in the National Parks System, and driving away from it, we both commented on how we’d be surprised to see anything nearly as magnificent any time soon. Thankfully, we were wrong. We were so close (“close” […]

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30 April 2010

Seven Days, Four Seasons

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We’ve had ourselves some dramatic weather swings here in Yosemite, experiencing multiple seasons in a single 96-hour period. We arrived to a granite valley lit up by a bright and warm sun, followed by temperatures that cooled fairly significantly by the next morning. That by itself is pretty standard fare […]

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26 April 2010

Hiking Vernal & Nevada Falls

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What a day! Two years and two days into this lifestyle . . . and nothing could have prepared us for the sights and sounds we experienced today. We woke to some gloriously blue skies this morning and knew right away that we’d be spending as many hours as possible […]

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