“This is the best tree-lover’s monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world. You have done me great honor, and I am proud of it.” –John Muir to William Kent   I guess this was the week to feed the tree-huggers inside of us. We will leave California well nourished,…

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Don’t know what the rush was. The grizzly giants weren’t going anywhere. They’ve been standing there for at least two thousand years. But we felt the need to get an early start Tuesday morning. There was no one at the bell stand, but the young lady at front desk found someone to bring the car…

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I hate being scared. I never watch fright flicks and never read thrillers. What is thrilling about being scared half to death? I’ve always said, tongue in cheek, that life is scary enough; I don’t consider it entertaining to be frightened. For that reason, I have never watched a scary movie; I am sure that…

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It probably won’t come as a great shock to anyone that I follow more than one travel blog. It’s not terribly wise; travel blogs are my Kryptonite in much the same way as is a box of vanilla wafers. Everyone has a few things that are hopelessly irresistible to them and that lead to gluttony…

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