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A Trek Down To Joshua Tree National Park

Achievement: #86. Joshua Tree Stargazing

While out on our yearly trip to the west coast, we took a detour south to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some stargazing and hiking. While we experienced some complications, we got to see some lovely sights as well. Check it out! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto

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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A Tour Of Zin Country In Paso Robles

Achievement: #35. Paso Robles Wine Tour

Better late than never, we (and surely millions of others) say! Halfway between our last trip to California and our next one, here’s a small tour of some of the tasting rooms out in Paso Robles, CA! Continue reading

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Scaling Bishop Peak

Achievement: #39. Hike a Volcanic Plug

Take a trip with us back to the spring, when we hiked to the top of Bishop Peak, a 1500 foot tall volcanic plug in the Central Coast! Continue reading

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A Magical Ride On Amtrak’s Coast Starlight Train

Achievement: #76. Take the Coast Starlight

In this blast from the past, we share our experience riding the Coast Starlight train down from Seattle to the Central Coast of California. Short version: do it! Do it now! Continue reading

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West Coast Winery Tour 2012

Achievement: #33. West Coast Winery Tour

Before we leave for our next mini-getaway (Alpine Valley!), I thought it was about time to update the next California blog. I know, these are sloooooow going, but I will get around to putting them all up online eventually! When … Continue reading

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