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Two Week Trip to China

July 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Two Week Trip to China

In less than a month, we’ll be embarking on a two week trip to Shanghai with a few days in Taipei, Taiwan. After the birth of our son about a year ago, we’ve been wanting to take him to meet my grandfather, his great grandfather, in Taiwan as soon as possible. While our son won’t […]

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Duncan House in Polymath Park Resort

January 6th, 2011 · Comments Off on Duncan House in Polymath Park Resort

Over the holiday break, we spent a night at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Donald C. Duncan House at Polymath Park in Acme, Pennsylvania. We were there to celebrate the thirtieth birthday of one of our good friends and the Duncan House was a fantastic venue to do it. The Duncan House is a prefab […]

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Eiffel Tower in Epcot’s France Pavilion

December 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Eiffel Tower in Epcot’s France Pavilion

One of the picture frames outside our bedroom contains a map of Epcot along with pictures from one of our trips to the lovely World Showcase within Epcot. As my wife Martha walked into the bedroom, she stopped because she noticed that the map said that Epcot’s France pavilion had the Eiffel Tower, something neither […]

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The Lakes of Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe

October 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Lakes of Desolation Wilderness, South Lake Tahoe

I wanted to show you all a map of the general area we hiked, though each hike has a more detailed map, just to give you an idea of the size and scope of the area. If the pictures looked expansive, the map should really drive that point home. I’ve annotated the map with a […]

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Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

September 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Jugendherberge Burg Stahleck, Bacharach Youth Hostel on the Rhine

Last year, while we drank our way along the Rhine in Germany, one of our stops was in the lovely town of Bacharach. While we decided to stay at a hotel in the town, we did make our way up to the hostel at Burg Stahleck (known as the Jugendherberge Burge Stahleck) just to see […]

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Week in the Outer Banks, Corolla

September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off on Week in the Outer Banks, Corolla

Last week, we went on our annual week-long vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Each year, we join nearly twenty of our friends to rent a large vacation home in the Outer Banks on their shoulder season and this year was on different. We were able to rent this massive home for less […]

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Cathedral Lake to Mount Tallac Peak Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 18th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last week, you saw part one of our hike up to Mount Tallac, from the trailhead to Cathedral Lake. Today, we’ll finish the ascension to the peak of Mount Tallac in the second half of the 5 mile one-way trail to nearly 9,700 feet above sea level. There are no major lakes or landmarks for […]

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Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

August 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mount Tallac Trail to Cathedral Lake Hike, Lake Tahoe

Every time we go out to cabin at Lake Tahoe, technically Fallen Leaf Lake, we have to go up Mount Tallac (to see our buddy the Marmot!). Mount Tallac, in all of its splendor, offers up one of the most breathtaking views you can experience in a day hike. It’s a challenging hike but certainly […]

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Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

August 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Grass Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe

The hike to Grass Lake, which starts at Lily Lake, is a mere two miles along the Glen Alpine Trail. Along the way you’ll be treated to plenty of falls and streams and as a whole it’s a moderately difficult hike. It’s not difficult but I recommend a map, one of the best for the […]

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Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

August 4th, 2010 · Comments Off on Lily Lake Trail, Desolation Wilderness

We call it a “trail” but in reality there is a road to Lily Lake. Lily Lake also happens to be the trailhead to Glen Alpine Falls and Grass Lake (and many many others), which we hiked the next day, so it’s entirely accessible by car. For those trying to acclimate themselves to the altitude […]

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