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North America » United States » California » Fresno September 8th 2019

Good Morning to our Adventure Duo, travel blog followers. We love to read your adventures and we know some of you love to read ours ;-) So it has been a while since we took a big trip but we're excited to be heading off to one of our favorite countries, just north of us, Canada. We have been so lucky to travel all over western Canada and the mid-provinces and over to the Great Lakes and Toronto but...eastern Canada has eluded us until now. We are sending warm thoughts to those in Halifax and Prince Edward Island as Hurricane Dorian managed to do a lot of damage to their beautiful country this week. As always I like to send out a pre-blog ;-) as I do somewhat forget how to do it between our trips. ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno October 7th 2018

Good Morning Everyone and welcome to fall. We're almost ready to leave on another adventure. We have flown over the islands of the South Pacific many times but...never set foot on one. So on October 23rd, we'll drive to Los Angeles, leave our car in Marina del Rey and Lyft down to the port in San Pedro where we will board the Emerald Princess for parts west and south. We'll blog along the way as we explore some places we've been before like, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii and Oahu... and make new friends in Pago Pago, American Samoa... Apia, Samoa... Moorea... Bora Bora and Tahiti. Hope you'll come along as we love getting your questions and comments. Jean and Cope... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno October 12th 2017

blog 10-12-17 Sequoia Nat'l Park We slept in this morning til almost 8. The weather is perfect with temps in the mid 70 s during the day and cooling off to 45 at night which makes for good sleeping. We wanted to get out early today to go to King's Canyon and Sequoia Nat'l Parks but we had great internet and I needed to make reservation for the next 2 weeks. So it was about 10:45 before we hit the road. It was 55 miles to the park on 65 mph roads so we thought we'd be there and back in no time. Somehow we missed the sign for our highway and went out of the way for a while and then the roads were so windy and hilly you could only go 40 mph the ... read more
the cars make a good comparison
so stately
Ginnie is standing to the left of this 3,000 yr old

North America » United States » California » Fresno March 31st 2016

Oh my gosh blogger friends....It seems that just yesterday we were in Asia and South America but alas it has been over a year. Today we start out on a new adventure heading to Italy and the British Isles. Once again we've managed to get everything into two bags... however, father time is catching up to us and we did have to add a small bag for insulin and meds LOL. NOT complaining, just saying... So, this afternoon my daughter Christine will take us to the airport and we'll wing off to Phoenix, just an hour and a half flight. You may remember Sharon and Dave from some of our other trips. They will pick us up from the Phoenix airport for a little visiting and dinner. You'll hear more about Sharon and Dave as we ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno December 22nd 2015

Hello TB Followers... We wanted to leave 2015 with wishes to all of you for a fabulous New Year. With so much going on around the world and here at home, and stopping to give thanks for our friends and family, seems like a good thing to do. As we travel everywhere we always keep close to our hearts the many wonderful times we've had family and friends new and old. Our trips to Asia and South America were full of surprises, amazing friendly people and unbelievable vistas. This year we will once again travel near and far. Already planned are trips to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta, Sacramento, Oregon and Florida. On the international front we'll be taking you with us to Portugal, Spain and Italy, then on to England, Scotland, and Ireland. Just after ... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno September 12th 2015

Hi Friends, Well, the summer is not over for us... this week we're headed to 106 and the drought and fires continue here in California. Today the skies over Fresno were filled with ash from the Rough Fire just 40 miles to the east from Fresno. The sun never came out today as the smoke and ash from the fires filled the skies. According to ABC, the wildfire has grown to more than 119,000 acres and is only 29 percent contained. More than 2,200 personnel are battling the flames. Today action was taken to move big cats from a sanctuary near Dunlap to safer places with zoos and other preserves. http://abc30.com/news/big-cats-and-communities-on-edge-as-the-rough-fire-closes-in/976888/ We haven't seen rain here in a very long time. We have watering restrictions in place for our lawns and water usage. Selling your home? ... read more
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Fresno Sunset 9/11/15

North America » United States » California » Fresno August 24th 2015

Hey intrepid followers, we have been home from our China and South America adventures for almost 4 months and we're getting itchy feet ;-) After taking a break in Mexico, and visiting family and friends we headed back home to Phoenix. Since we no longer had anything holding us to Phoenix, we debated about where to move that might have a little better climate and finally settled on moving back to California. So we put our condo up for sale, bought a home in Fresno, California and moved here a month ago. The adventures continue. We've only been here a month but are finding a lot of fun things to do (in addition to house remodeling of course). So over the next few weeks I hope you'll join us as we explore the Central Valley of ... read more
Memorial to Japanese at Simonian Farms

North America » United States » California » Fresno June 9th 2013

Geo: 36.7402, -119.786Today we visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. The day was supposed to be another scorcher, which I found difficult to believe, since we were going to be in an immense forest. And fortunately, I was right. We enjoyed a pleasant 70-72 degrees all day long, while it was 99 degrees on the outside of the parks. We left the hotel at 7:45 and began the one hour drive through miles of orange groves and olive groves and vineyards.Lake Kaweah filled the valley that was crowned by yellow hillsides peppered with dark green trees and mountains rising in the distance, in the early morning haze. And the many trucks parked at the boat launch gave evidence that Sunday morning was a way for the locals to get away from it all and enjoy ... read more
Lake Kaweah 2
Lake Kaweah 3
Sequoia Valley

North America » United States » California » Fresno September 28th 2012

Rode throught Yosemete - Lousy internet access blog to follow https://picasaweb.google.com/103671248113620284938/Day23?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLzawKOzicL_sAE&feat=directlink https://picasaweb.google.com/103671248113620284938/Day23Part2?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCLf-ocyfqtz4xgE&feat=directlink... read more

North America » United States » California » Fresno April 2nd 2012

What a glorious day in the giant valley. We drove for three hours up into the mountains with thick snow beside the roads to the National Park of Yosemite. the $20 entrance fee was well worth it to see the huge waterfalls, sheer granite mountains and ancient trees. This place must rank as one of the most stunning landscapes on earth. We took loads of photos and will upload some soon. We decided today that we would pick the best photo from each of the kids and they would get a $1 each - given the fact that no one can really take a bad picture of Yosemite!!!... read more
Luke's winning pic
Mia's winning pic
family in yosemite




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