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I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat

Western U.S. Loop: King’s Canyon

Visit Date: September 25, 2018 Although it was sad to leave Kate and Don’s home, I had those waffles under my belt and were off to our next stop – King’s Canyon National Park – which is four or fives … Continue reading

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Western US Loop: Yosemite

Travel Dates: September 22-23, 2018 Yosemite! Wow! Even though I grew up in California this was my first visit to this beautiful National Park. Carla has two pairs of friends from high school who have places up in the mountains … Continue reading

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Western US Loop. Days 1&2

Travel Dates: September 20-21, 2018 Carla’s sister retired from teaching last June so we wanted to take her out on a road trip with us at the beginning of the school year so she could get a taste of retirement … Continue reading

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Fall at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge

Date of Visit: October 11, 2018 I’m working through the pictures, descriptions, and accounts of our recent Western US Loop road trip in order to write my posts. But the seasons are turning to Fall so I went out to … Continue reading

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Reading: Turtles All The Way Down. By John Green

  Title: Turtles All The Way Down Author: John Green Type: Fiction Finished: September 14, 2018 Rating: ★★★★             Aza Holmes is a high school woman who is having an existential crisis caused by – or … Continue reading

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Reading: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler

  Title: Clock Dance Author: Anny Tyler Type: Fiction Finished: August 27, 2018 Rating: ★★★★★               Anne Tyler is a master storyteller probing the lives of the people in dysfunctional families. This is the third … Continue reading

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Reading: The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Title: The Godfather Author: Mario Puzo Type: Fiction Date Finished: August 18, 2018 Rating: ★★★★               I caught the last half of this movie last summer – right when Sonny was killed – come on, … Continue reading

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