Bay Area | June, 2024
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Bay Area | June, 2024

Lo and behold, it’s the June recap! I am catching up on my personal posts, at least for now. June was a packed month, with lots of hiking, a vegan edition of our Taiwanese American Cookbook Club, the completion of my eight month-long project making a custom mahjong set, and lots more, as shown below….

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos

I marvel all the time that we get to live in such a beautiful place. It is a true privilege to live in California, with the acknowledgment that we are on the unceded lands of Esselen, Rumsen, Costanoan and Ohlone people. Last month, Alex and I were able to borrow a California State Parks Pass…

San Francisco Crosstown Trail, Section 1
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San Francisco Crosstown Trail, Section 1

The Crosstown Trail is a wonderful volunteer-assembled walking/biking trail that extends from the southeast to the northwest corners of San Francisco. They recently just celebrated the 5-year anniversary of the trail and added a “Double Cross Trail” to complete the X from the southwest to northeast corners of the city. We had been talking about…

Las Vegas
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Las Vegas

After three nights of camping in Death Valley, we decided to continue on to Las Vegas, which is only an additional ~2 hours east. We were aiming for a nice shower and a week of relaxation and feasting, and it was Thanksgiving, after all! Alex booked us a very nice stay at the new NoMad…

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….