Alcatraz

Office field trip!

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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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Death Valley—Day 1

After a long drive Friday night, waking up Saturday in the desert!

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Searching for wildflowers!

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Liz’s photo…

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Grasses in the desert!

Sea of wildflowers…

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Water!

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Dante’s View…

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Day 17—Glacier to Chilliwack, BC

  Saying goodbye to our campsite in Glacier NP (Illecillewaet campground)…

And our neighbors with their ridiculous vehicle…

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Stopping at Rogers Pass in the heart of Glacier…

There use to be railroad tracks across these towers!!

…and through these trees!

Some mushroom shots…

Some bugs procreating…?

Hemlock Grove…

Driving past the 3 Valley Gap ‘Ghost Town’…

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Heading west…

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And then there was this time we almost ran out of gas…

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Thank goodness for Hope, BC…

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Exploring Canada’s national parks has been a real treat, and we really hope to be able to come back some day to see more of the same parks, and to explore new ones!

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Melk & the Danube

Leaving beautiful Großgmain (Austria)!

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Always love seeing cranes, wherever we are on the road.  :)

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Overlooking Melk and its Benadictine Abbey (Stift Melk), one of the world’s most famous monasteries…

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Continuing to drive along the Danube…

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Old castle ruins…!!!!

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Construction crane even in these tiny towns!

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FINALLY found a place that was open for food!  (in Krems)

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And lots of food we were given…
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Randon really old stuff!

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Bye Krems!

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On to Vienna!

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Rome

I wish we could have spent a lot more time here in Rome… but I’ll of course take what I can get.

I didn’t even try to pick one photo from Rome… because who knows if I’ll ever get to come back here…

I also won’t go into all of the fascinating history of the various buildings and structures… but if it interests you, I definitely recommend a few Google/Wiki searches…

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…Arch of Constantine and Palatine Hilll…

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…Temple of Venus…

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…the kids on the Spanish Steps…

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…it was really hot…

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…walking around.  We didn’t eat any of these places, but very picturesque…

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…the Pantheon was one of my favorite buildings…
so unreal, and an engineering marvel…

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…obelisks with hieroglyphs!…

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…St. Peters Square (Vatican City)

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…subway and train back to port…

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My parents and Aunt Yuen took a different route for the day, and here are some of their photos… (my mom is much more talented than I)

…Arch of Constantine…

…Colosseum…

…Trevi Fountain…

…St. Peter’s Basilica…

…we could have spent hours here…

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