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Point Lobos State Reserve Carmel, CA

Another beautiful spot we visited on our 2010 honeymoon was Point Lobos State Reserve in Carmel,CA. The day was a bit dreary, but the weather did nothing to diminish the incredible, wild beauty of this place. Meadows were filled with so many new-to-me colorful coastal scrub plants and seals slept lazily in rocky coves. From December to […] Read more…

Google’s Field Trip App

Happy Weekend! I found out about a cool (free) Android and iOs product this week. Field Trip was created by Google and is designed to further engage you with your surroundings by acting as an instant and customizable field guide. The app runs in the background and if your device’s location services are turned on, […] Read more…

Shelburne Farms, VT

I’m not going to say much about Shelburne Farms, except GO THERE NOW. Actually, most of the property is closed November through April, but MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR NOW. I had heard that Shelburne Farms was awesome, I knew it was a large working farm with lots of great educational programs. But nothing could […] Read more…

Balboa Park Botanical Building, San Diego, CA

Balboa Park is 1,200 acres of museums, gardens, and open space overlooking downtown San Diego. The Botanical Building and its famous Lily Pond were built for the 1915-1916 World’s Fair Panama-California Exposition and it still stands as one of the  largest wood lath structures in the world. While Jeff and I were visiting family in San […] Read more…

Friday Explorer’s Club: Bioluminescence

These beautiful photos from National Geographic show a natural occurrence known as Bioluminescence.  Bioluminescence is the light produced by chemical reactions within an organism. These photos show light created by phytoplankton, which are tiny plant-like marine organisms.   It is believed that phytoplankton produce this light for communication and predation purposes, though much is still unknown about the phenonemon. […] Read more…

Scenes from Nantucket, MA

We took a daytrip out to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts yesterday even though the forecast called for a dreary day.  The weather surprised us, it started out warm and sunny and stayed pretty warm even when the clouds and drizzling rain rolled in. We just stayed few hours on the island, and so I only have […] Read more…

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