Category Archives: General Travel

Stations along my tea journey

I began drinking tea at some indefinable moment in my youth. Iced tea (unsweetened) was a staple beverage in our household, quite often made as “sun tea” in the warmer months by putting a 2 or 3 gallon glass jar … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Taoguang Temple Details

Details from the Taoguang temple complex in China  

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Through the Camera: Sign

A sign observed in Suzhou

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Wandering the West – Part 8: Wrapping up with the Central California Coast

The day got off to a headache free, but late, start as my motivation for getting up and out ran smack into my motivation to not end the trip. While I had no technical reason to mandate that it was … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 7: The Northern California Coast

It was well into the afternoon by the time I was waved through the shack of an agricultural entry station as my “welcome to California experience.” In today’s world, I rank it up there with Oregon’s professional gas pumpers as … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 6: Down the Oregon Coast

Following lunch in Seattle I was very tempted to take the ferry to Bremerton and stop off in Olympic National Park for the night. As tempting as it was, I decided that since I had already extensively explored the Washington … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 5: Crater Lake to Seattle with stops

After leaving Crater Lake on highway 138, I turned east to pick up US-97 for a few miles before striking off to the northwest along highway 58. Much of this way was relatively mundane driving on straight roads through featureless … Continue reading

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