Yearly Archive: 2014

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Niagara Falls

In October 2014 we took a trip to Niagara Falls and visited from the Canadian side of the falls. Pretty impressive. What is amazing is that you can get right next to the falls. We[…] Continue reading →

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Louisiana Persimmons

Autumn brings persimmons. And my persimmon tree is loaded with fruit this fall. Enough for the birds, squirrels, myself and neighbors. When we were growing up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, a wild[…] Continue reading →

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Boulder Lake

Idaho mountains have many scenic lakes and during a family reunion we visited two of them. Boulder Lake is located about 10 miles from McCall, Idaho and is a 2 mile hike from the[…] Continue reading →

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Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is the home of one of the rarest pines in the world. The reserve is located on the coast with terrain that provides a number of different vistas. The[…] Continue reading →

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Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a prominent landmark near the south-west end of Big Bear Lake. From the top of the rocks there are great views of the lake and surrounding valley. Hiking Castle Rock from[…] Continue reading →

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Death Valley Badlands

Wind and rain can be powerful forces of nature and over time can leave interesting patterns and beautiful colors. During a trip to Death Valley we visited several places which showed different results of[…] Continue reading →