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Hualalai

Creatures of habit, I guess – a return to Hualalai for Cindy’s spring break.   Warm sun and water in a beautiful setting on the Big Island.  Between plenty of relaxation by the pool and on the beach, we fit … Continue reading

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What’ SUP?

Steve, on a paddle board.  At least for a little while….  

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Escape to Las Vegas

Spur of the moment, we booked a couple nights in Las Vegas during the break between Christmas and New Years.  We went to the Cosmopolitan, the newest hotel on the strip.  Very shiny, glitzy.  Our room had a view of … Continue reading

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Calistoga

Sans Airstream, we took a quick overnight trip to Calistoga.  A beautiful hotel, a couple of good meals, and spent some time enjoying the vineyards slipping into dormancy after the harvest. Saturday morning was clear and cool, 36 degrees.  But … Continue reading

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Ancient Art

Just outside Moab, on Potash Road, was a rock wall covered with ancient Anasazi  and Fremont Indian petroglyphs, dating back 1500 years.  Just imagine what this land must have been like, and what their lives were like,  when people were … Continue reading

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Hogsback

There’s an incredible stretch of road on Highway 12 between Escalante and Boulder UT called the Hogsback.   Its a two-lane road, which traverses a narrow ridge before it descends down into Boulder.  Steep drop-off on both sides.  Despite all that, … Continue reading

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Calf Creek Falls

North of Escalante on Highway 12, is Calf Creek.  After a moderately strenuous 3 mile hike – the trail seems to be mostly sand, hikers are rewarded with a 126 foot tall waterfall, cascading into a clear cool pool of … Continue reading

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Highway 12 and Following Your Dream

From Kodachrome Basin, we headed up Highway 12 toward Moab.  Highway 12 is one of those must-see roads in America, incredibly scenic as it travels along the Escalante Grand Staircase. Here we discovered 3 people who chose to follow their … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Close by to Kodachrome Basin, we did a couple of day trips into Bryce Canyon.  Again, more staggering vistas.  The land of Hoodoos – strange spires and rock formations created by millions of years of water and wind eroding stone. 

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Napa Valley

As a last hurrah before the school year begins – the freshly scrubbed faces of thirty 2nd graders show up bright and early in Cindy’s classroom on Monday – we had an impulsive idea to depart at 4:00 AM Saturday … Continue reading

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