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Posts Categorized / Travelin’ Man

Places I’ve Been: Old Faithful of California

Back in July, on our California roadtrip, we were able to stay with TheAmpuT and her son for far too short a visit. On our one full day there, she took us into Napa and up to one of the best kitschy tourist attractions I’ve been to in a long time: Old Faithful of California. read more

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Otter Fun

Short post today because we’re expecting company and we need to finish the tidying of the apartment. This happy otter put on quite a show for us at the Monterey Bay Aquarium during our visit in July. D and I love aquariums so we love to visit them when we travel. A little tip for read more

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Bay Area Part the First: The Fiber

This is a picture heavy one. A big part of the reason for the timing of my trip south was to be able to attend Stitches West. I have been purchasing much less than normal in terms of fiber for the past few months to prepare for this. Armed with some saved monies, and a read more


Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair

I am officially in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a 15 hour train ride I have taken a nap, taken a shower, had good German food for dinner [mmmm schnitzel!] and gone to two knitting group meetings. And now, now I will pass out for my two hours of sleep last night and two read more


A Week Late and a Dollar Short.

Or something like that. I’m feeling better now [although the cold is still hanging on a bit.] This means it’s past due for my Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Report. I drove up with Fyberduck and Emily to Canby. After a short mishap finding the place, we arrived early enough that parking spaces were still read more

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