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Diving in Tulum

November 12th, 2018|

In January 2018, dive researchers were thrilled to find a passageway in these cenotes (limestone caverns), connecting two huge systems, and discovering the longest known underwater cave in the world.   We dove several parts of [...]

Exploring Chichén Itzá

November 8th, 2018|

Chichén Itzá is a famous Mayan ruin about 3 hours west of Cancun. One of the seven wonders of the modern world.  A huge stepped pyramid, known as El Castillo, dominates the old city, which prospered [...]

Diving MUSA in Cancun, Mexico

November 7th, 2018|

The Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) is the worlds most famous underwater sculpture museum.  In 2009, 500 concrete sculptures were sunk in the water, meant to be both an artistic statement and to provide a habitat for sea [...]

Finding Joy in Death Valley

October 27th, 2018|

Death Valley is an incredible place to go EXCEPT in the summer, when temperatures have reached 134 degrees Fahrenheit!  Some roads are quite steep, and signs posted require that you turn off your car's air [...]

Joshua Tree Nat’l Park, CA

October 11th, 2018|

Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California is a bizarre landscape where rocks and cactus pop up with strange and beautiful formations.   The Colorado and Mojave deserts meet here. tr

Hooray for Hollywood

September 30th, 2018|

Hollywood!  We did all the touristy stuff: Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater, the old Max Factor Building (now the Hollywood Museum), the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are held annually, and the Hollywood Museum of Illusions. [...]

Zion and the Subway, UT

September 24th, 2018|

The Native American Paiute tribes called this area Mukuntuweap, but the National Park Service decided that the adopted Mormon name, Zion, was easier for the masses to pronounce.   The park’s striking vertical topography is what draw visitors [...]

Grand Canyon, AZ

September 15th, 2018|

As the crow flies, Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim and the Lodge at the North Rim are only 10 miles apart.  To drive between them, you have to travel 215 miles or about [...]

Coyote Gulch, UT

September 8th, 2018|

Located in the vast Grand Staircase-Escalante desert, Coyote Gulch is a winding, semi-narrow canyon that snakes its way down through incredible red rock country, and joins with the Escalante River just above Lake Powell.  Mike hiked [...]

Moving Mom

September 6th, 2018|

Over the summer, we spent countless hours helping Mom sort through decades of household items interspersed with family photos, momentos and her own original artwork.  Therein lay the challenge - separating the wheat from the [...]

Sibling Reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC

August 18th, 2018|

We're so lucky to have each other.  Eight of ten siblings made it to the reunion.  We missed you Rosemary, Al, Steve, Linda and Vicki!  We walked the peaceful beaches near our AirBNB  where Hurricane [...]

Olympic National Park

August 10th, 2018|

Olympic National Park was warm and dry in August, making for easy hiking.  We love staying in the little cabins at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.   We caught up with our Conservation Corps crew as [...]