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North America » United States » California » Santa Ana October 2nd 2015

Dat Thy's Wedding 9-29-1984 Dathy's wedding 9 29 1984... read more

North America October 2nd 2015

North America » United States » California » San Francisco » Mission October 2nd 2015

I took my students from my Culture of travel class to one my favorite Nicaraguan restaurants in San Francisco, CA. The food was delicious as always. After eating we went to Dolores park and had a great time. ... read more

North America » United States » Minnesota October 1st 2015

Andy is apparently truly off the grid today so there's some guesswork in his progress. It's likely he reached the Temperance River, which means he did some fairly serious rock climbing to get past Carlton Peak. The SHT guidebook mentions that there are lots of wooden walkways over muddy spots in this area. After last week's rain, the hikers are probably thanking their lucky boots for the volunteers who built them as well as the many bridges along the way. The Temperance River, down in its deep canyon, must be quite the sight (and sound). There won't be much traffic noise on this stretch. It's easy to imagine Andy reveling in a perfect fall day. There's nothing like a cool, sunny, colorful day in the woods to help you forget about your aching feet. As promised, ... read more
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North America » United States » Utah » Bryce Canyon October 1st 2015

If you have followed my blogs over the past years you will know that Beeny the Rabbit comes along with me... and perhaps you have seen a photo of the trusty rucksack with a little mouse dangling .. He was given to me by my dear friend Marilyn. Well sad to say but on Monday he must have decided that enough was enough and he was ready to retire from all this dangling and travelling and he escaped somehow whilst in Bryce Canyon - I have a theory that he was enticed away by those squirrels and is now happily frolicking in the trees .. I am glad he is wearing a little anorak as it gets snowy up there in winter. So goodbye mouse , you have been a good friend and I am happy ... read more

North America » United States » North Carolina October 1st 2015

Dear Joaquin; Thank you for disrupting our travel plans. Although this may look disappointing.. this has never stop us from altering our route and heading in a new direction. Even if we had ventured north into Vermont.. the weather would have ruled our travels. We're heading in a totally different direction because your threating skies. Oddly, even our Hotel called us to cancel our reservations because they didn't want to endanger our well being.. but said they would hold our reservation for a future date. It was so nice that hotel chain thought enough as to call us personally and make sure we understand that they didn't want to endanger our stay. So what are we to do now.. head for a warmer climate, sunny skies and fall colors?.. Yet everywhere we've looked nothing but rain.. ... read more

We enjoy a luxurious sleep-in this morning. We don't even leave the hotel until 11:00. We cruise down Water St. We elect to have brunch at Yellow Belly, where we have eaten before. Fantastic burgers. Vi has the one with beef and pulled pork that I enjoyed previously, and I have a lamb and pork burger Greek-style. Next is a revisit to Nonia, a store that features hand-knitted goods. Vi makes some purchases that she is very pleased with. Given that we have a free day in St. John's, we have decided to spend the afternoon at the Memorial University Botanical Gardens near Pippy Park. I haven't talked yet about driving in St. John's. A map of the city's roads looks like you took a piece of glass and let it drop flat to the floor. ... read more
Three insects share a sedum bloom. Butterfly is a Red Admiral.
An innovative way to grow your herbs. A piece of rebar is threaded through the drainage holes.

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Photo's from 1st day in boston... read more

North America » United States » Massachusetts » Boston » Back Bay October 1st 2015

Today we arrived in boston after a non eventful flight. Quickly through the airport to get a taxi to the Colonnade hotel. A room with the wow factor, loads of space and a huge bed each! We also met our new friend for the holiday, Colonnade Duck :-) Went for a walk, as far as Boston Common, taking in the sights on the way & a visit to the cheesecake factory on the way back. Early night after a long day, ready for a duck tour of Boston in the morning.... read more

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Halifax October 1st 2015

What a busy time in Halifax. During our first day in Halifax we poked around the town and booked a hotel room at the Atlantica through hotwire. We visited the local Community Living in Halifax which is located in a elementary school. The next day we went to Peggy's cove which is also the most photographed place in Canada. It was a beautiful day with a fairly strong wind which made for good waves (As you will see in the pictures). That evening we strolled along the wharf and saw Theodore the tugboat and visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for free. As we walked passed the museum Tabi went to check the hours and saw that it was free Tuesdays 5:30p.m. to 8p.m. With our luck it was Tuesday and 5 p.m (they even ... read more

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