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California Fun Along the 110 Corridor

Last weekend, on a day that was not so fun, I found one silver lining in the middle of life's metaphorical hurricane. My trip required a drive on California State Route 110, also known as the Arroyo Seco Parkway. One of my very first freeway driving experiences was on 110 from South Pasadena to Los… Continue reading California Fun Along the 110 Corridor

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Our Great British Transportation Adventure

Driving us crazy: The kids brought blankets to hide themselves when I had difficulty parking. As I transition from our stay in the English countryside to London, I'd like to take a minute to talk about the issue of transportation while visiting Great Britain. For us, our primary mode of transportation changed when we headed… Continue reading Our Great British Transportation Adventure

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The New Forest National Park

Wintering trees The United Kingdom is home to 15 designated National Parks, areas of natural beauty and historic or cultural significance. Ten of these are located within England and include famous areas such as the Lake District, the North York Moors, and the Peak District. The other five are outside of England, with two in… Continue reading The New Forest National Park

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London and Beyond: Our Great British Adventure

Salisbury Cathedral It is a bit hard to believe that a mere 58 hours ago, I was in a totally different country across land and sea. Less than two days ago from time of writing, I landed at LAX from a long-awaited holiday in the United Kingdom with my family. And though I am happy… Continue reading London and Beyond: Our Great British Adventure

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Yosemite National Park

Just two weeks ago from time of writing, the girls and I were up in Yosemite while the boys were on their Sierra backpacking trip. It was the first visit for Sami and a second for Emily and myself. We spent two days at the park, and while a beautiful time, it wasn't nearly enough… Continue reading Yosemite National Park