Category Archives: Traveling

Erzurum, gateway to some of Turkey’s most breath-taking scenery

In order to get from Muş to the Kaçkar Mountains, once again I came through and had to spend the night in Erzurum.  I’ve counted that I’ve been to the city nine times now.  I first came here with Sage … Continue reading

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Lyrboton Kome: Perge’s olive oil source

Since I’ve been on a Roman ruin roll recently, I’ll share some photos of what must be the closest ruined Roman city to Antalya.  Lyrboton Kome is right on the northern edge of the city, just north of Varsak.  Anything … Continue reading

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Tourists in southern California again

Oh, isn’t this the classic tourist pose (at Los Angeles County Museum of Art)? When I was talking with Bill at McNeil River about the incredible moon jellies that we saw in SE Alaska, he said we really must visit the … Continue reading

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Mariposa Grove: Giant Sequoias and chipmunk stripes

Our last excursion in Yosemite National Park was to visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias. As with Yosemite Valley, the Mariposa Grove was handed over to the State of California in 1864 by President Lincoln for protection and recreation … Continue reading

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Yosemite Valley Highlights

Or perhaps this post should be called “a hopeless attempt to visit the highlights of Yosemite Valley in one week”. Altogether we spent about 10 days in Yosemite National Park.  My Dad thought perhaps that was his longest trip ever … Continue reading

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