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This week I'm going through final preparations prior to our departure on Sunday, May 3rd. My son Ben and I will leave LAX Sunday afternoon for Lima, arriving around midnight. We will camp out in the airport lounge area, then fly to Cajamarca early Monday morning. We'll be in Cajamarca for two nights before leaving on a driving trip eastward through …
... and a few relics of the old cannery buildings made famous by Steinbeck. Needing sustenance we perused the numerous menus posted on street side settling for a nice seafood & fish stew at a table with bayside view. The garlic toast was perfect for soaking up the broth….hmmmm, getting hungry.
Following lunch we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it being the focal point of our visit. The Aquarium is ...
Due to the high fire hazard in the region and heavy nature of our Coleman stove, we decided it would be easier not to lug it along for our 3 day backcountry trip through Big Sur. We still needed to eat, however, so we fired up the Coleman in the parking lot and cooked up a huge pot of couscous and veggies, stuffing hot Tupperware containers into our packs for later. We got a few odd looks from passing rangers and hikers, but it certainly wasn't ...
... after the big 1989 World Series earthquake and have yet to leave. In order to keep them off boats, the pier placed a bunch of low platforms in the water specifically for them to lay about. There was one big one who really wanted to sit up on the boat docks. He kept jumping up only to be met with the dock workers hose. Strangely it seems that sea lions don't like getting wet, at least when they intend on taking a nap. He would get sprayed and jump in the water and approach ...
... trees of all varieties providing a deep green backdrop for it all, oaks standing out for their lack of leaves in the winter, grey moss draped from their grey branches, and some sort of Dr. Seuss-esque trees with their spindly and randomly jutting branches looking like overgrown bonsai masterpieces. [Disclaimer: I’m not a botanist, so I’m probably mis-identifying a lot of these trees, and didn’t have time to research tree species on ...
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