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People Places 07-01-2015 Lava Tube Adventure

Sometimes I get the feeling that my daughter is more courageous than me. All this time I thought that I was supposed to be modeling boldness and drive for my little girl. Yet she’s the one who coaxed me further into the lava tube near mile marker 91.

Places 06-26-2015 Taking What You Can Get

Our last day in Kauai. *Sigh* In just a matter of hours, we would board a plane and fly home to California. This would be the last chance to see the sun set over Hanalei Bay for some time. I stopped to soak up the beauty in front of me. Though if I’m honest, it …

Places 06-19-2015 Kilauea Caldera’s Boiling Pot

After several days of beaching it up on the igneous shores of Hawai’i’s Big Island, we were ready to explore some new terrain. So we packed the rental van with three kids (and not nearly enough snacks) and set off in the direction of the Kilauea caldera. Note to self: Next time, start adventures before …

Places 06-10-2015 Kailua-Kona Sunset Challenge

We sat down to dinner on our condominium balcony, eager to enjoy a big meal after a fun-filled day on the sunny beaches of Hawaii. But within another ten minutes, my camera and I would find ourselves on a rocky beach in front of a stunning sunset. Had it been up to me, I would have …

Places 06-06-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Beneath Howe Avenue Bridge

Smartphone Saturday is upon us again. I’ve got just enough time to post my unedited smartphone photo before I slip on a tux and head to wedding of two true friends. Today’s image displays the world underneath the Howe Avenue Bridge. You too can spot this scene while riding/running/walking/skipping along Sacramento’s American River Trail. As you …

Places 06-04-2015 Nonetheless at No Hands Bridge

Spectacle is in steady supply these days. In so many aspects of life, we give attention to those things that are biggest, best, tallest, smartest, fastest. From buildings to smart phones to cars to athletes, what we were content with yesterday can so easily be forgotten today. Leave it to the No Hands Bridge in Auburn, California to …

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Places 05-30-2015 Smartphone Saturday: Sausalito Pier

Saturday is upon us, and so I’m done with blogging for the week. Well, all except for this Smartphone Saturday post of an unedited photo from my phone. You know the drill. Today’s photo shows what life must be like for the wealthy insects who can afford to live on the pier in stunning Sausalito, …

Places Things 05-29-2015 A Deep Breath at Iona

It was a day that felt like a scene out of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. After riding a couple of ferries and the sort of gigantic, air-conditioned bus that makes you feel like a tourist, we had crossed over to the tiny Scottish Isle of Iona. And we had done it with a couple of energetic …

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