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Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo and his National Monument

Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition exploring the what is now the US’s Pacific Coast. He arrived in San Diego bay in September of 1542 and declared it…

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Punta Reyes National Seashore

San Francisco has lots to offer, and I’ll be sad to leave without eating my bread bowl of chowder and cioppino on Fisherman’s Wharf, but we again decided to use…

Joshua Tree National Park

“Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not…

Joshua Tree National Park

“Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not…

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Joshua Tree National Park

“Strolling on, it seems to me that the strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not…

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San Diego I

We didn’t have much spare time in San Diego this year, and we visited many of the big attractions last year, so we picked an area we’d never visited before…

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Wichita to Cali

With 3 short days to drive from Wichita to San Diego, we decided to get a head start and get going directly after work on Saturday. These are some shots…

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Wichita, KS

The City of Wichita grew from trading posts set up at the confluence of the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers in the late 1800s. The “Keeper of the Plains” still…

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Tulsa Life

We admittedly didn’t put in as much effort into this visit to Tulsa as we had other places.  There are certainly plenty of interesting things to do, but it was…

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Beyond Graceland

Memphis: home of Fedex, The Piggly Wiggly, one of the busiest cement terminals in the country, and Pork Barbecue Capital of the World. We started with a HUGE pork shoulder…