Category Archives: Adventures

It’s All About Bob

I’d like to introduce to my new friend, Bob. He weighs about 150 pounds, has a sleek fiberglass body, and will let you ride on his back at speeds of near 12 mph, while introducing you to the world under … Continue reading

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A Few Good Fish

Turks and Caicos is home to the third largest reef in the world; The Great Barrier Reef is the largest, followed by the Belize. The water along the island drops off to more than 10,000 feet and is home to … Continue reading

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Turks Sonata

Far from home, I gaze out at turquoise waters, within arms reach. Amazingly, a humpback whale and her calf skim the surface of the water, feeding on the riches of the Caribbean Sea. Where we’re staying on Turks And Caicos is … Continue reading

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Creep

My brother, Peter, lives in a bucolic farming community outside Washington, DC, where the unpaved roads are best driven in pickup trucks, and red fox are commonplace. When the bird feeders aren’t locked up at day’s end, a bear is likely to … Continue reading

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Into the Wilds

With a couple leaps from airport to airport, and a few bounces, we sluiced through the mountains and into Missoula, Montana, a small city nestled in a valley between parched mountain peaks. Entertaining, dusty, dioramas greeted us as we awaited our luggage. … Continue reading

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Yosemite’s Giant Sequoia

When I was a little girl, I was fascinated by a photo of a car driving through the trunk of a tree. Last week I was in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove, where this infamous Giant Sequoia lived, until its life was … Continue reading

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Reunion

This week my siblings and I are converging on Yosemite for our first family reunion without Mom. She was the linchpin that tied us all together. Woven of that sterner, sturdier stuff of the Greatest Generation, Mom cast it in our … Continue reading

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Ocean House

Summer is winding down, and again, I feel frustrated I’ve missed it’s blissful abandon. Not a single nap in the hammock on a Sunday afternoon, nor have I dragged a chair to the beach, just to gaze out to sea, … Continue reading

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The Getty Garden

The Getty Center is built like a modern day fortress in the Brentwood hills overlooking Los Angeles. It promises a day of adventure, far from the bumper to bumper city streets and highways that are LA.  Its imaginative and vast … Continue reading

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Trinidad

Looking back at my photos of Cuba, I realized it would be a pity to omit our visit to Trinidad. Located in the southeast, on the Caribbean Sea, it is a beautifully preserved Colonial town, a world away from the bustle … Continue reading

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