Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sydney

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Of all the places on my wish list, Australia was right at the top! There were so many places I wanted to see, the Sydney Harbor and Opera house, the famous beaches of Manley and Bondi, the unique wildlife, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting Uluru and Ayers Rock , etc., etc. Well I was only able to see a small portion of this on this trip, but what I saw makes me wanting to come back for more! Continue reading »

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Death Valley

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The hottest, driest and lowest place in the US is a land of extremes. I visited Death Valley for a couple of days this past November when the temperatures were more comfortable (highs in the 70’s and 80’s). Located about two hours west of Las Vegas, Death Valley is in Eastern California, a valley between four mountain ranges. The valley runs north and south for 130 miles and is comprised of 3000 square miles of desert, salt pools and flats and sand dunes. The largest national park south of Alaska receives over 1 million visitors a year and came to prominence in the 1849 with the discovery of gold in California. There followed a boom and bust mining history for the next 150 years. Continue reading »

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