Category Archives: United States

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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Tuolumne Meadows Domes

Basket Dome, North Dome, Lembert Dome, Half Dome, Polly Dome — our first few days in Yosemite NP were spent around some of Tuolumne Meadows’ famous domes. Megan dropped us off at Tuolumne Meadows and then had to drive home, … Continue reading

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Auto-touring the eastern Sierra with Megan

From Anchorage Ferda and I flew to southern California and managed to fit in a short car camping trip with Megan while she still had a few days off.  Growing up in southern California, both Megan and I have made … Continue reading

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