Death Valley—Day 2

  Starting the day in the ghost town of Rhyolite…

 

Salt Creek… fish in the desert!

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Mesquite Dunes…

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Barefoot in the rain in the desert!

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Lunch—last stop in the park…

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Driving home…

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Hang Day with Becca

Hike at Hidden Villa in the Los Altos Hills, shopping at Target, gluten free treats at Zest bakery in San Carlos, and stumbled across the Art & Wine Faire, where I fell in love with a couple paintings.  Couldn’t help it, my first art purchase!

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Day 18—Vancouver to Seattle

Rainy and misty morning in Vancouver checking out the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

Canyon and skywalk…

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Tree canopy walk (smaller suspension bridges):

Extension onto the lake, carved into a fallen tree trunk…

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After an awesome lunch in Vancouver (Pinche Taco Shop), drove through the city and finally back across the border to Washington!

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So nice to be in Seattle!! :D

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Day 14—Columbia Icefield

Another very early morning, to drive up to Columbia Icefield, on the northern border of Banff National Park and southern border of Jasper National Park.

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Driving in a giant bus up to the icefield!
(look how steep that road is!)

Giant fissure!

So touristy… standing on Athabasca Glacier!

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Hazy day from the fires in the area… =/

Skywalk…

Yess construction!!

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Back at camp…

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Day 10—Driving to Windermere, BC

Starting in Glacier, stopping in Whitefish for a yummy meal!

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Crossed into Canada!!

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Day 7—Driving to Glacier

Northern Montana at daybreak…

Land of the free… (for sale)

Made it!

Sprague Creek Campground :)

Lake McDonald, just behind our campground…

Apgar Boat Dock on the south end of the lake…

FIrst time in a canoe!

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Trail of the Cedars…

            

 

Watching the sun set over Lake McDonald with some wedding mead.  :)

  

Goodnight Mr. Spider!

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Day 5—Dayton, Palouse Falls, Driving to Montana

Exploring the Dayton Depot…

Visiting Palouse Falls, the Washington state waterfall!

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Ran into Garrett in Spokane!  What a surprise!

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Entering the Idaho panhandle!

Entering Montana!

Made it to Quinn’s Hot Springs!

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Guna Lilies

Wandering Castro St in Mountain View with an open mind… walked into East West Bookshop and happened across this painting that spoke to me…

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If you’re interested in Mantradevi’s painting or any others…
http://mantradevi.homestead.com/gallery.html

Also found:

“…Some cry for fairness, there is no need to seek fairness.  Life is fair.  We are all born with an equal responsibility.  The responsibility to become nothing more and nothing less than a truly decent human being.  Then, and only then, can you be fair…”

-Murray Oxman

Construction Site

Since they’ve recently been displaced from their dance studio in Roble Gym due to renovation, this group of Dance students, performed a set of dances using the entire campus as their stage!

This was the most fun I’ve had on campus in a long time.  :)

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Walking from Bing Concert Hall toward Main Quad…

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Harmony House to Gibbons Grove…

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Terman Fountain…

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School of Engineering Quad (SEQ)…

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Cantor Arts Museum…

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Travelling by Foot

I sometimes forget that driving on-campus is pretty silly (compared to biking)… because you end up walking for miles to get into the middle of campus.  The up-side is coming across cool and beautiful things that you wouldn’t have discovered along the bike paths.  :)

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