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Yolo Microbrew Festival this Saturday in Woodland

Yolo Microbrew Festival this Saturday in Woodland

The summer may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late to capitalize on the perfect combination that is hot nights and cold beer. A community party at Rotary Park in Woodland will celebrate the region's best microbreweries. So far they have 18 breweries signed up to peddle their wares and offer...

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Thankful: My parents are awesome!

Sep 3, 2013
Thankful: My parents are awesome!

Today was insane. Moving is awful. Well, awfully stressful. It’s even more so when your stuff is 1,500 miles away and you are trying to coordinate its move. Luckily, I have been blessed with wonderful parents. I had arranged for … Continue reading 

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Soda Springs runner breaks course record in French ultramarathon

Soda Springs runner breaks course record in French ultramarathon

Bosio at Western States Rory Bosio, from Soda Springs, just won the prestigious Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ultramarathon in a record breaking 22 hours, 37 minutes, and 26 seconds. The du Mont-Blanc is widely regarded as the most difficult running...

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Yellow Jacket sightings increase in Lake Tahoe area

Yellow Jacket sightings increase in Lake Tahoe area

Yellow Jacket sightings are increasing in the Lake Tahoe region. Like spiders and snakes, yellow jackets are amazing creatures often best left alone and out of harm's way. Extra precaution is recommended for yellow jackets in the Lake Tahoe area si...

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Timber Cove Inn: A Retreat and Culinary Destination on the Sea

Sep 1, 2013
Timber Cove Inn: A Retreat and Culinary Destination on the Sea

I first became aware of the Timber Cove Inn last June through a press release that was sent to inform me of their 50th anniversary. The restaurant inside the Inn, Alexander’s, was serving a pre fixe dinner menu and throwing a Mad Men-era party in honor of the anniversary. I was intrigued, and after...

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Relationships Firsts: An anniversary

Sep 1, 2013
Relationships Firsts: An anniversary

For the first time in my life, I am celebrating a dating anniversary. No, this isn’t one of those, “We’ve been together for a month, so let’s Facebook it to death, schmoopie” things. One year ago on August 31st, I … Continue reading 

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Celebration this weekend: History of the 100 year-old Lake Tahoe Dam

Celebration this weekend: History of the 100 year-old Lake Tahoe Dam

Lake Tahoe Dam, Tahoe City Throughout the mid and late 1800’s, a rapid growth in population settled along the Truckee River. They needed water for their mills, livestock, and farmlands. Numerous diversion dams were haphazardly built along the Tr...

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Minnesota State Fair: Stimulation overload

Aug 31, 2013
Minnesota State Fair: Stimulation overload

Nothing can really prepare you for the Minnesota State Fair if you’ve never been to it. It’s not like just any state fair. There is crazy shit everywhere and I’m not even talking about the random people. There was so … Continue reading 

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Tropical inspiration: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului

Tropical inspiration: Maui Nui Botanical Gardens in Kahului

The last garden I visited during our Maui vacation was Maui Nui Botanical Gardens (MNBG)located in Kahului, Maui’s largest town. Driving in Kahului The previous gardens I’d explored (Garden of Eden Arboretum, Tropical Gardens of Maui, and Kula Bo...

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A Few Words about the Snapshots on This Blog

A Few Words about the Snapshots on This Blog

______________________________Years ago I attended a photography class on taking pictures in the out-of-doors.  At one point the instructor said, “If you do everything I tell you, you’ll be taking photographs.   Otherwise, you’re just t...

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