Monthly Archives: June 2009

Big Basin Redwoods

Our first introduction to the Redwoods – sequoia sempervirens – “ever living” trees. Advertisements

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Monterey, CA

A quaint old fishing town on the coast. Reminded us of back home. We treated ourselves to some fresh fish and smelled the familiar smells of an afternoon on the harbor – I missed home. It was nice to be … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals

Some friends we met along the way up Route 1…

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Los Padres National Forest

Camping in the Los Padres National Forest was one of the best views yet. Right on the coastline up in the cliffs – absolutely breathtaking. We set up camp next to a party of 15 or so bicyclists-friends who had … Continue reading

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Montana de Oro

Hello, California Coast. Camping by the ocean. First dive in the pacific. Sand made of tiny gems. Tide pools and snorkeling. Pelicans swoop and dive. Collecting treasures. Picnic on the beach. Reminding ourselves to put our feet up every once … Continue reading

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Disneyland

O boy! Disneyland was surely an adventure. We made a plan not to spend a dime in the park so we packed bananas, almonds, and some good ol’ PB&J. Since Matt works for Disney as a Designer/Programmer we would have … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, CA

We left the desert and were greeted by a dazzling array of giant pinwheels glimmering white against the smoggy sky. We didn’t have much interest in exploring the city of LA but could not pass up the opportunity to spend … Continue reading

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