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Ginger Foust

My family would say that my interest in design began in my early teens when I boldly decided to “redo” a small bathroom in my family home when my parents were away for the weekend. The then trendy blue and purple floral wallpaper of the 60’s beckoned me and my ever-positive mom returned with the reinforcement that urged me on. ...

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The Charles Schultz Museum

We stopped in for a visit at a wonderful museum in Santa Rosa, home of Charles Schultz, creator of Peanuts. It’s worth at least a couple hours and will make you feel good about him and his life and attitudes

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Tuolumne Meadow to Lower Gaylor Lake Horseback

Did you know that you could camp with your stock in and around Yosemite National Park? The Wawona and Bridalveil Creek horse camps have two sites each and the Tuolumne Meadows horse camp has four sites. Friends invited me to join them at the Tuolumne Meadows Horse Camp for a ride and I jumped at the chance to “ty yi ...

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Sierra Buttes

Back from several days of hiking in the Lakes Basin/Sierra Buttes area, scouting out hikes for an upcoming hiking club three nighter. Lots of nice lakes at about the 7000′ level, rocky hard-on-old-ankles trails and few hikers. I much prefer the high Sierra over this sub alpine terrain, but it’s still nice. I wouldn’t have minded some cooler temperatures, though.

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Ten Lakes Basin Hike

John Muir is credited with naming this basin which has several pretty lakes that are fairly close to each other. Wildflowers, Half Moon Meadow, and views down the Tuolumne River Canyon are among the highlights of this hike.

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A Breezy Hike Up To Dana Plateau

Hiking up to Dana Plateau gave us the opportunity to view some of the complex geologic events that helped form Yosemite. We could see where Glaciers had moved massive amounts of rocks, yet left other areas alone. Fast moving clouds created great views, whether they were from the tops of mountains or creating reflections in small water features.

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Hawaiian Camping

One of our cheapest and most fun trips was a week we spent camping with two of our closest friends on the beach on the North Shore of Oahu. I am not really sure why, but we got a lot of blank stares and “you’re crazy” comments when we told people we were going camping in Hawaii, but we figured ...

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Provence or Sonoma Valley?

Hi friends. It may look like Provence here but it’s the Matanza Creek Winery lavender fields. We braved a 101 degree day (it was only 80 at 10:00 when we arrived), and not a moment too soon, because the cutting began as we were there. It’s not a very romantic process; they do it with a chain saw.

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Hiking with the Yosemite Toad to Helen & Spillway Lakes

On a day when it was over 100 degrees in the valley and foothills, what is a person to do? Go high! We went up to two beautiful high sierra lakes in Yosemite to experience snow, an iced over lake, friendly clouds, gorgeous reflections in the lakes and a rare opportunity to get up close with the elusive Yosemite Toad.

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