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Two adventurous seniors who have no fixed plans.
Two adventurous seniors who have no fixed plans.

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DOWNTIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS AT PORT HUENEME AND POINT MUGU
“With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once.  The impossible takes a bit longer!”  Seabee Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery The Seabee Moto Carol writes:   A year ago we spent the 2016 holiday season at Naval Submarine Base Ki...
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BAKERSFIELD SOUND AND SIGHTS
Carol writes:   As the daylight hours shortened and more frequent snows were starting to blanket the high country, we decided that a move to the California Central Valley would be wise.  Notoriously, summertime temperatures in the Valley frequently hit trip...
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TEMPLES OF NATURE AT YOSEMITE AND KINGS CANYON
Carol writes:   From Reno, it was just a short drive into the golden state of California, where we would make our “home” for the next 7 months.  We selected the tiny little town of Chowchilla for the location of our first campground in California.  Our inte...
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NOT ROUGHING IT IN RENO
“Roughing It” — Mark Twain’s first book that chronicles his experiences as a newspaper writer while living in Virginia City Carol writes:   At this time of year each campground selection moves ever further south, and so autumn tends to persist over several ...
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THE LUNAR LANDSCAPE AT CRATERS OF THE MOON
Carol writes:   Southern Idaho was a hotbed of volcanic activity for millions of years, resulting in a hotspot track of ancient volcanic calderas that dot the “smiley face” of the Snake River Plain. Arco, Idaho was our home for the next week in this very re...
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GAZING INTO THE SOUL OF THE EARTH AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, PART II
Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace Yellowstone National Park Carol writes:   With the threat of snow on the horizon, we knew we needed to press to see as much of Yellowstone as we could.  Geysers, hot springs, fumaroles, and mud pots would serve as our entertainme...
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GAZING INTO THE SOUL OF THE EARTH AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, PART I
   Carol writes:   Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as our first national park. Situated in a dramatic volcanic backdrop like something from another world, the park is located primarily in Wyoming but also extends into parts of Montana and ...
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GEMS OF THE CREATOR IN THE TETONS
Carol writes:   The next three weeks of our on-the-road adventure were some of the most anticipated in all of 2017.  We planned a week in Grand Teton National Park followed by two weeks in Yellowstone.  Together Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone Nat...
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WILD AND WONDERFUL WYOMING
Carol writes:   We chose Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area that straddles the Utah/Wyoming border as our campsite from which to observe the August 21st eclipse of the sun.  It was easy to understand why John Wesley Powell selected the name Flaming Gorg...
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ON THE HUNT FOR DINOSAURS AND PETROGLYPHS NEAR VERNAL, UTAH
Carol writes:   For the past 6 weeks in Gunnison, Ouray and Olathe, many of our days had been consumed with road trips and hikes in those alluring Colorado mountains that had been a part of our life for so long.  We thought the next two weeks in Vernal, Uta...
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