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Repost of the guest post: Yosemite

| June 23, 2012 | 1 Comment
Repost of the guest post: Yosemite

I had to take this post down a few days ago because I was getting a ton of pings off it from China. Like, totally a lot. Everyday there were hundreds of hits on this post. It was really annoying. So, I’m posting it again. Unfortunately the comments didn’t save but the general consensus was […]

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Paul & Babe

| January 2, 2012 | 4 Comments
Paul & Babe

Yeah, I know, I was going to post something a couple weeks ago. Then I realized the dogs were asking for food and I got totally sidetracked. One thing leads to another. And then there’s that whole Christmas thing. But, here we are, in a new year. Time to resolve to be resolute in the […]

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Avenue of the Giants

| November 29, 2011 | 7 Comments
Avenue of the Giants

We said goodbye to the confusion of Confusion Hill. Luckily we were not confused about where to go and headed for the Avenue of the Giants. I always enjoy driving on a road canopied with trees and tunneled by lush greenery. The only things missing were the woodland folk – the happy tree gnomes singing […]

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World’s largest chainsaw carving

| November 25, 2011 | 4 Comments
World’s largest chainsaw carving

One more thing about Confusion Hill, it boasts the largest freestanding redwood chainsaw carving in the world! From the website: It soars over 40 feet above the parking lot. It took one man over 3 months to create.  Now, I’m not a big fan of chainsaw carvings but I can appreciate the time and effort […]

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Defying gravity

| November 18, 2011 | 4 Comments
Defying gravity

The queen stayed in the car and continued her knitting. I had to go it alone. The cost for a full-on feeling of confusion in the gravity house is five dollars. Is it worth five dollars? In this world of big box stores and online shopping, places like Confusion Hill need to exist. Yes, it […]

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Don’t be confused

| November 12, 2011 | 2 Comments
Don’t be confused

After driving through a tree we merrily (yes, merrily) headed back to 101 and the Avenue of the Giants. But wait! Could it be? Ohmagawd. A true, honest to goodness roadside attraction – a funkydelicious place where some cornut of a human decided to get all kooky with their bad self and throw a bunch […]

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Driving through a tree

| November 9, 2011 | 3 Comments
Driving through a tree

With our stay in Mendocino behind us, our drive up to Portland began on the ridiculously scenic hwy 101. It’s all so…you know…’wow’. One thing California totally has down is the vista point. I’m convinced it’s a scenic road art form – knowing when to put a vista point. Apparently, some states haven’t gotten the […]

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Scenic knitting

| November 7, 2011 | 2 Comments
Scenic knitting

We made it past the poo and the dust bowl, skirted San Francisco and headed to Mendocino. Our first visit to this small town on a cliff in 2004 left us wanting to return. In fact, the picture I used on the ‘About LtD‘ page was taken in Mendocino as we waited to watch the […]

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The congress created dust bowl

| November 4, 2011 | 5 Comments
The congress created dust bowl

We tooled around LA, did some shopping and bought some very expensive peanut butter at Spread. Basically ten dollars for a half cup of peanut butter. Is it worth it? Meh… it’s good. I had the cantaloupe/peanut butter mix and thought it was fabulous. Was it ten dollars worth of fabulous? On vacation, I suppose […]

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Ladies of the Canyon

| November 1, 2011 | 5 Comments
Ladies of the Canyon

Ok, they’re not really in ‘the Canyon’, or at least what I think ‘the Canyon’ refers to. But they’re sort of close. That counts. I think it counts. It’s crowded in the Canyon these days. I’m sure it’s not quite what Joni Mitchell experienced back in 1969. Yikes, that was 42 years ago. We’ve had […]

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