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Daniel Laun
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I have a new favorite tree- the Utah Juniper.  What makes this tree very special is that it will cut-off water to healthy branches when there isn't enough water...a self pruning tree.  Every time we spent time at Axium doing strategic planning, it was alway...

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Utah Junipers- my new favorite tree. It is one tough tree. It seems to be able to get a start anywhere and grow. Even better it will self prune itself if there isn't enough water. In the canyons, the soil will often move as result of flash floods which an expose roots and leave the tree living where there is no dirt. Unbelievable.
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Our photo's from Moab. It's a place I've been to three times now...need at least a 4th. I think i need to stay a full week next time as there is so much to do. Spring might be a better time as we had thundershowers every night which prevented us from really enjoying what are said to be fantastic sunsets. 
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I hope you all can live through part of our journey vicariously.  more to come.

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Finally a bit of a photo essay on our oregon dunes visit.

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Photo's from Moab....so much fun to be had. I tried to break apart some of the biking trips from the hikes to Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyondlands and Arches National Park (here). The views were amazing. our 2nd trip through Arches was even more impressive than the first as I think there is just too much to take in. From a landscape perspective not a bad spot in town, but the town is only firing on 2 or 3 cylanders. As you enter town (between arches and moab) is a uranium mine clean up site. Everywhere in town there is lots with lots of trash or at least old broken down cars etc. On the way to slickrock (premier mountain biking) is the city dump (not hidden from view of the road at all). On the brightide both hiking and biking trails are well marked.

I'm in park city utah this morning but we're just stopping here on our way to Jackson WY. our rental house there appears to be on the edge of teton national park and WAY out of the modern world... no tv no internet...hopefully no interested grizzly bears:)
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MORRO BAY, CALIFORNIA- Our trip to Morro Bay (north of San Luis Obispo) started from Monterey where we traveled south along highway 1 through Carmel by the Sea and Big Sur (2nd growth redwoods). Our campground was less than impressive. A large parking lot that you could rent a parking spot and put your tent above the curb....the place however...AMAZING. Each evening we experienced a spectacular sunset. Some of our day trips: 1. bought new bikes and took a 8 mile bikeride in search of a shower...no luck 2. Rented Kayaks in the bay and toured the bay viewing sea otters & seals. 3. Went to Cayucos (best place on the coast) and got surf lessons from Matty at good clean fun surf shop and surfed with sea otters, 4. went back to cayucos to rent surf boards and surfed with otters, dolphins and perhaps saw sharks... 5. checked out the Hearst castle...6. rode our bikes to Avila beach and then drove to Pismo beach. Cayucos was still our favorite. My goal was a relaxing surf bum vacation where we would leave the car off for days. Sadly we got a next door neighbor at the camp site who scared us off and we retreated to a hotel inland forcing daily drives. 
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Our trip to San Francisco originated in Santa Rosa where we had three bikes stolen plus Andrew's tag along bike ruined...You'll notice not as many photo's for this leg. We stayed at the Hilton in the financial district (right across from chinatown) where I couldn't help but grab a picture of Coit Tower (blue) despite my somber mood. We went to Alcatraz hoping the thieves would be there but alas the prison was empty. Finally we drove to Monterey Bay and stayed at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and enjoyed a beautiful evening at the hot tub which overlooked the bay. The hotel as you can tell changed our moods.
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There is nothing like momentum
Momentum- it's hard to get and all too often is easy to lose.  For small businesses it's critical to gain momentum.  Driving into Vegas reminded me just how powerful momentum can be.  Driving into Vegas I was stuck in a two hour traffic jam in the middle of...

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