Bay Area | October, 2023
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Bay Area | October, 2023

October recap! We began with a San Francisco Symphony concert Featuring a San Francisco premiere of “Herald, Holler and Hallelujah!” by¬†Wynton Marsalis and a classic, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Office of Accountability Our first visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at SFMOMA. These pumpkins look very round in photos, but you might be surprised at…

Summer in Tahoe
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Summer in Tahoe

Tahoe is stunning in all seasons– famous for its alpine vistas and world-class skiing in the winter and its clear blue lake and water sports in the summer. We were lucky enough to make visits in both seasons this year. At the end of June, Alex and I drove over to attend a friend’s wedding…

Death Valley
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Death Valley

We are very lucky here in California to have nine National Parks within the state. And I am very lucky to have now visited all of them. The last one on the list was Death Valley. In November we packed up the Jeep and hit the road for three nights of camping in the park….

Visiting Yosemite During the Pandemic
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Visiting Yosemite During the Pandemic

I consider myself incredibly lucky for having ever visited Yosemite, let alone getting to visit twice within this very strange year, 2020. We originally had a campsite reservation for May, but of course the pandemic happened, and the park closed. Luckily, Alex went ahead and made new arrangements to visit later. Reservations are now required…

Pinnacles National Park
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Pinnacles National Park

The Office of Accountability goes camping! We’ve been having monthly meetings with this group for a couple years now. We set goals and meet to go over those goals, keeping each other accountable, hence the name. But for June, we decided to take the show on the road! We took two cars down to Pinnacles…

Shenandoah Road Trip
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Shenandoah Road Trip

We picked some dates in October to make a little fall getaway to Shenandoah National Park. Little did we know that fall foliage wouldn’t be peaking for another two weeks, and when it did it would be the worst color on record for the last several decades. Too little rain means too little color in…