Wines From Around The World On The Gateway Clipper

Achievement: #29. Gateway Clipper Wine Cruise
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From June to October, the Gateway Clipper Fleet hosts a monthly themed wine tasting dinner as it cruises Pittsburgh’s three rivers. We attended June’s dinner, Wines From Around the World. The meal was great and we had a blast learning about wines from South Africa, Portugal, and Greece; give this event a try! Continue reading

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Wilmerding Days Redux

Achievement: #34. Wilmerding Days Re-Do
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Last year’s attempt at attending Wilmerding Days ended in a monsoon-style rainout, but we fared better this year. Take a look at what the event has to offer and then pencil it in for 2017! Continue reading

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Where We’ve Been

Achievement: None Tagged.
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Six weeks ago, we had to make the very difficult decision to put our beloved pup, Lucy, to sleep. For a time after, we were unsure if we’d even continue this blog. Here is our first effort at coming back. Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: In Summary

Achievement: #39. Ontario Ridge Trail | #40. Tour the SLO County Food Scene | #88. Joshua Tree | #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto | #91. Gaviota Wind Caves | #92. Hike Bishop Peak Again

We took a 10-day trip out to California and banged out a number of achievements. Take a look! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Jaunting Around Joshua Tree

Achievement: #88. Joshua Tree
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It has been a dream of Fox’s to visit Joshua Tree for years, so this year, we decided to take a 5-hour detour out of San Luis Obispo, down past Los Angeles, and east to the park. It was definitely worth it — we only wish we’d allotted more time to the trip! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: The Heights Of Bishop Peak

Achievement: #92. Hike Bishop Peak Again
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In previous years, we’ve done a bunch of cool things out in California that we then failed to blog about. Hiking Bishop Peak was one of these, so this year, we revisited the towering hike, made sure to get lots of good shots, and actually wrote about the damn thing. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: The Tapas Of SLO County

Achievement: #40. Tour the SLO County Food Scene
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There is an ever-growing number of terrific food options in San Luis Obispo County; here are four that we think stand especially tall! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: We Scale The Ontario Ridge Trail

Achievement: #39. Ontario Ridge Trail
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All of our gorging on food and wine while we’re out west has to be justified somehow; that’s where the hiking comes in. Here is a tour of one of our favorite spots: the steep but scenic Ontario Ridge Trail. Let us show you the way! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto
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We continue our California excursion with a brief tour of a fun, wine-filled locale: the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, an industrial park that is chock-full of top-notch tasting rooms. We only got to a small sampling, so take a look and then plot your own trek! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Hiking The Gaviota Wind Caves

Achievement: #91. Gaviota Wind Caves
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We begin with the first in a series that will document our California excursion into decadence, wine…and fitness. First, a bit of fitness; come along with us as we hike a trail up to the Gaviota Wind Caves for some breezy scenery and gorgeous photos Continue reading

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