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  • Our World | Mt. Hood

    You don’t have to go all the way to ‘Mt. Hood’ to see Mt. Hood. It is tall, imposing and unmissable. With its clear cut form and its elevation, this mountain is visible from most of Portland, Oregon and it’s surroundings. Standing at 11, 249 ft, Mt. Hood is...
  • Yosemite | A scratch on the surface

    Have you visited someplace and felt like kicking yourself for not getting there much earlier? I feel that way quite often and the last time that happened was when I was when I was standing at a view point that showed me Yosemite’s very celebrated Tunnel View. (To my...
  • Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

    Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother...
  • Our World: Mt. Shasta

    Mt. Shasta is one of the taller volcanoes of the Cascade Range. This active volcano lies in Siskiyou County in Northern California is visible from Interstate 5 if you are on the way to Oregon (or if you are driving down from there). If you are on your way...
  • Astoria: Charming, picturesque and historical

    Our trip to Astoria, Oregon started at Vancouver, Washington.  Now, anybody who is familiar with the Portland-Vancouver Area will tell you that you just have to cross the river and you will find yourself in the neighbouring state. True, but this time we had to take Interstate 5 and...
  • Caught: Morning magnificence

    As I was browsing through my albums, I found pictures of a Ridgefield sunrise amidst dramatic clouds making for a fiery sky. I couldn’t resist putting up the pictures of that glorious winter morning in Southwest Washington. Ridgefield is a city few miles north of Vancouver, WA and is...
  • Snaking through several shades of green

    If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads...
  • A dark sand beach tucked away in the hills

    A few months back, when it was still nice and sunny in California, we planned to spend an afternoon and evening on one of San Francisco’s beaches. What we didn’t know was that, those were ‘high hopes’ considering it was summer. That was such a bad idea and we learnt...
  • Royal Gorge| The grand canyon of the Arkansas

     When we were planning our Colorado trip, one attraction we were particularly attracted to was the Royal Gorge in Cañon City. There seemed to be a lot to see and do at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. We were travelling with my ‘bestie’ and her family and it seemed...
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