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The California State Fair 2014

The California State Fair 2014

I really enjoyed the California State Fair.  It ran from July 11-27th.  I got to attend three days but now wish I had gone more.  Yes there was fried food, rides, animals and let’s not forget those cinnamon rolls.   But what I really look forward to at the fair is the garden...

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Hawaii: Exploring North Kohala

Hawaii: Exploring North Kohala

After spending six days on the outrageously green eastern side of the Big Island, the arid landscape of the northwest corner of Hawaii was a surprise—but at the same time a welcome sight. When I saw the wide open expanses, with little to block your view, I realized just how confining the tropical...

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Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

Hawaii: Driving up the Hāmākua Coast

On Monday it was time to leave our first vacation rental in Pahoa and move to our second home away from home on the Kohala Coast on the northwestern tip of the Big Island. To get there, we drove up the Hāmākua Coast, crossing over to

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Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

Hawaii: Leaving Pahoa

All good things come to an end, and while we’re not leaving the island yet, we’re moving around the top to our new house in Kohala.

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I look forward to exploring another part of the island—much drier and less jungly—but I’ll...

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Hawaii: Maku’u Sunday Farmers Market

Hawaii: Maku’u Sunday Farmers Market

Ho hum, you probably think, another farmers market post. True enough, but the Maku’u Farmers Market is the nicest we’ve been to this far. We liked it even better than the Hilo Farmers Market although for an overall experience the night market at Uncle Robert’s is hard to beat (it...

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Hawaii: Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana

Hawaii: Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana

On our way to Uncle Robert’s Night Market, and then again on our way to the far side of the Red Road, we drove by a small clapboard church framed by palm trees. It looked so quaint, I had to stop and take a look. It turned out that this...

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Hawaii: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Hawaii: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

This morning I left the family behind at the house and made a solo trip to Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo. I had barely pulled out of the driveway when I saw this arresting sight ahead of me:

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Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

Hawaii: Driving the Red Road

The Red Road along the southeastern shore of Hawaii is one of those fabled American byways. Called “one of the most scenic roads in the state of Hawaii” (1), it is so far off the beaten path that relatively few tourists venture here. When I read that it “takes you through...

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Seeds: Lessons of California’s drought from 1976

“What have you done to save water today?”

That leading question could be asked any day this year, but it’s an echo from California’s past.

On a poster hung in schoolrooms and kitchens across the state, that query came from 1976 and a public service announcement printed by...

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Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is home to two active volcanoes: Mauna Loa and Kīlauea. At 323,431 acres it’s large park. Only a very small part of is accessible by car, but as you can see in this post, the places you can drive to are pretty fantastic.

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