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Velella Velellas

I think that I experienced just a tiny bit of the joy that a scientist must feel in making a new discovery. The thrill of seeing something completely unexpected is sort of magical, almost intoxicating, to gaze upon all angles of a thing that until that moment you never knew existed. Yeah, I’m a nature […]

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Muir Woods National Monument just outside San Francisco

Tifnotes: Muir Wood’s National Monument lies just 30 minutes across the Golden Gate bridge from San Francisco giving hikers/walkers the magical experience of walking through a redwood forest.  It gained its National Monument status in 1908 and hosted the first UN conference in 1945.  Here you can see the Cathedral Grove and redwoods over 200 […]

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California’s Highway 1: Santa Cruz to Half Moon Bay

This week has been too relaxing already. From day one I felt fully rested. Without the activity of my home to keep me up late and the kids who still like to wake me up at night, I awake each morning to the rhythmic tapping of the woodpeckers in the white oak trees feeling refreshed […]

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