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Whitewater Rafting on the American River

This past weekend took us back up north of Sacramento for another adventure on the American River. We had planned on returning since our last trek in 2018, however the Covid pandemic put a pin in those plans. So we were excited to finally be able to make it back up in May 2023. Coloma,… Continue reading Whitewater Rafting on the American River

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Prague: Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

Scoutie at family dinner This summer's trip to Prague was a bit different than those prior. For starters, we were traveling with more of the family. Nate was able to join us on this trip along with Sami. The pace was also a bit different, even with the busyness of city-hopping. Most of our busy… Continue reading Prague: Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

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Historic Berlin: The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall There are few events that occurred in my lifetime that perhaps have had such an impact on the Western world as the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. I recall as a young child hearing President Reagan's famous words and watching the aftermath from thousands of miles away, not really understanding… Continue reading Historic Berlin: The Berlin Wall

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Willkommen in Berlin

Welcome to Berlin In front of Olympiastadion with our Coldplay tickets. So this all started while Emily was home visiting for the Christmas 2021 holiday. She casually asked whether I wanted to see Coldplay perform in Berlin in July the following summer. With Europe seeming more accessible to us since Emily‚Äôs move to Prague, I… Continue reading Willkommen in Berlin

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The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena

It is amazing to think of the number of outdoor adventures that we have had over the years and many within an hour's drive from where we live in the San Gabriel Valley. Even more surprising might be to think that less than two miles from Old Town Pasadena, home of the Tournament of Roses… Continue reading The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena