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Sound Summit

Three things stand out for me from this year’s Sound Summit in September at the amphitheater at Mt. Tam: history, beauty and courage. History because the opening band at this now annual festival to raise funds for the park was … Continue reading

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We drove to Sonoma for a day during our time in and around San Francisco. We wanted to see wine country but didn’t want to go through the tourist mill of Napa. Sonoma seems a more intimate experience. You’d think … Continue reading

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City Spotlight: San Francisco

After almost a week traveling in San Francisco, I must sing praises to the city. Here, there lives architectural charm, cultural density (without the population density of, say, New York), gastronomic delights and playgrounds of nature. In this post, I’ll … Continue reading

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Hanabi Ramen

I took a stroll to the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, VA, this afternoon and stopped by Hanabi Ramen for lunch. I was greeted by a friendly host, who was also an attentive server. I asked him what he recommended, and … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon

After a couple days in the moody, windy environs of Cannon Beach, Oregon, we drove off to Portland. I loved staying at the Marriott Residence Inn in Portland’s Pearl District. We had a studio that felt like a home with … Continue reading

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Cannon Beach Distillery

After overnighting in Astoria, Oregon, we drove on to Cannon Beach, where the iconic Haystack Rock sits (you’ll know if from “The Goonies”), stately and enduring as it juts from the sandy shoreline. When we came into town, we saw … Continue reading

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Astoria, Oregon: The Highlights

After we moved out of Vancouver, we spent a week traveling through Oregon. We drove to our first stop, Astoria, home of such major motion picture locations as “The Goonies.” If you ever find yourself in this coastal city, I recommend … Continue reading

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