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Ferry Crossing to Iona

03 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

We Americans are used to notion of driving anywhere we want to go.

We’re accustomed to land, lots of land, stretching out over the contours of a gigantic continent. No wilderness will stop us from laying railroad track and pouring new highways to take us where we need to go. Heck, this is the home of the cross-country road trip, isn’t it? And if there is some body of water to traverse, well, we’ll just cross that bridge when we come to it.

So what do you do when there’s no bridge to cross?  (more…)

Early Morning, Crooked Spine

02 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

It had been a long couple of weeks leading into this Hawaiian vacation, and I was looking forward to catching up on my sleep. Sleep must not have wanted to be caught, however.

I woke up just before 6:00am on my first day in Hawaii in a condo full of sleeping family –which I had no intention of waking prematurely. So what was I to do but grab the car keys and my camera bag for an early morning photo shoot? (more…)

Lava Tube Adventure

01 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

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. (more…)

Smartphone Saturday: River Ride

27 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

Another blessed Smartphone Saturday! It’s that day when I don’t write a full post, and instead give you a glimpse into my life by way of simple, unedited smartphone photos.

On those rare Saturdays that I can break away from the kids for a bit of “me time”, I like the chance to ride Northern California single track trails on my mountain bike. My most frequent co-pilot? My brother-in-law, Phillip. Here’s a shot of him biking along the shores of the South Fork of the American River at the Cronan Ranch Park. What the scene doesn’t show is us pushing our bikes up a killer hill five minutes later.

Taking What You Can Get

26 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

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 was little hard to ignore my kids’ shrieking and my wife’s “come here now” look from the van twenty feet away.

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