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A Day Among Giants: Sequoia National Park

Giant Forest and the General Sherman Tree I love places that make me feel small, places that remind me of my infinitesimal spot in the universe. Standing among the giants of Sequoia National Park, home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the world, is a beautiful place to do just that. With… Continue reading A Day Among Giants: Sequoia National Park

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Life in the Time of Coronavirus

The family gathers round the laptop for Sunday morning worship services in an unprecedented move to suspend Sunday gatherings. Today, Monday, March 16, 2020 is the first day of what the high schoolers are calling Corona Break.  At the end of what was a tough week both personally and professionally- with the week beginning with… Continue reading Life in the Time of Coronavirus

Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Hobbies, Museums, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -Albus Dumbledore We have the blessing of three Harry Potter fanatics in our family.  I started reading the books in 2000, shortly after the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Much as I poked fun of the adults in my… Continue reading A Magical World: Warner Bros Studio Tour

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Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

Natural History Museum from Exhibition Road London is famous for having some amazing museums with extensive collections. From art and history to science and anthropology, there are museums to satisfy many a curiosity. We visited two spectacular public museums during our stay in London: For the science lovers, we explored the Natural History Museum. To… Continue reading Fun, Fabulous, and Free London Museums

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From Pasadena, California: The 131st Tournament of Roses

It doesn’t get much more Pasadena, California than enjoying the Tournament of Roses parade on a brisk, sunny New Year’s Day. To kick off the new year and new decade, we headed up the road to Colorado Boulevard dark and early for the parade. This year’s theme was “The Power of Hope,” and we saw […]