Yosemite Day 12

Our final full day of vacation was spent hiking through Yosemite on our own without a tour guide. We left this morning for Hetch Hetchy to see if we could hike to Wapama Falls. Although the morning was overcast and a bit foggy, the hike did not disappoint. To get there was about a 16 […]

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Yosemite Day 11

Words and pictures do not do this park justice. I walked around in constant awe of our surroundings. This place is simply spectacular and I’m already planning on convincing the family to move here at some point in our lives. For now, we will settle on coming here annually. For starters, I cannot stop talking […]

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Great Western Adventure Day 10

Talk about a whirlwind day. We woke up in San Francisco, drove to San Jose, and are now going to sleep in Yosemite. We’ve crisscrossed through several cities and towns! We decided to be take our time this morning when we realized that unless we wanted to do an 8 mile run, we were too […]

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San Francisco Day 9

Today’s itinerary began with a quick jaunt to Pier 33 and board a ferry to Alcatraz Island. From there we took a streetcar to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Or SFMOMA for short. We spent several hours walking through 6 floors of exhibits. There’s actually 7 floors to the museum, but the top floor […]

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California Coast Day 8

Yesterday was a better day for traveling. It wasn’t as long and intense as the day before, thank goodness! Although we did come across the section of road on 101S that had been under a landslide recently. That was a bit scary to come across. So thankful to the California Transportation employees for working double […]

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Oregon Coast Day 7.1

Yesterday was a whirlwind day! We left Portland early in the morning and headed towards Cannon Beach to see the infamous Haystack Rock made even more famous when it was featured in our favorite movie of all times: The GOONIES! Before arriving at Cannon Beach, we stopped at one of the rest areas and were […]

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Portland Day 6

Well, as we wrap up Portland before we head to the coast we decided to visit the Oregon Zoo. We were able to quickly download an app for the TriMet, purchase day passes on the train and walk to the station in the blink of an eye. Well, longer than that considering how long it […]

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Portland Day 4 & 5

The family is here! They arrived safely and we’ve been sightseeing like crazy. Yesterday we had to spend some quality time at Powell’s Books before having a lovely dinner at Q. A great way to experience typical Oregonian fare. This morning we left early and headed up to Multnomah Falls. I recommend you don’t attempt […]

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Portland Day 2 and 3

Well, Day 2 was spent primarily in a conference room for the majority of the day. We did break for lunch and dinner and as usual I stopped to take photos at every possible turn. This morning I woke up at 4 am for the second day in a row. But I was able to […]

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