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I’d actually heard of Ojai as part of the family lore, in one of the tidbits about my paternal grandfather, who died before I was born. One of the things he had done was haul horses, and one of the … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower

When I go somewhere, particularly if it’s somewhere I’ve never been before and/or somewhere I might not get back to, I feel like I have to DOALLTHETHINGS and SEEEVERYTHING!!! Which sometimes works out, and sometimes makes for a blur and … Continue reading

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Mill City Museum

At the recommendation of a local friend (someone I know from the Bay Area, who relocated to MSP a few years ago and really loves it (or did as of the end of February anyway)) – Joyce and I checked … Continue reading

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Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow is Calgary’s Art and History Museum. It is located in downtown Calgary, across the street from the Calgary Tower. There is an eclectic array of displays from their permanent collection, as well as space for traveling or special … Continue reading

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Calgary Bridges

Downtown Calgary is nestled in a bend of the Bow River, and the city has done a lovely job with a riverfront pathway and parks. There are numerous bridges crossing the river, including some dedicated for pedestrians and cyclists. Many … Continue reading

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Although I’m lapsed from playing, I’m taiko-adjacent – friends still play, and I continue to be a fan and supporter. From the socials I heard about the HERbeat project, bringing together top women artists from North America and Japan. The … Continue reading

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Calgary’s Plus 15

Downtown Calgary has a pedestrian skywalk system linking buildings, allowing one to traverse the city center er, centre, without setting foot outside. The name refers to the height above ground, approximately 15 feet, which… feet?! aren’t they on the metic … Continue reading

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2018 Colombia – Day 11

< previous day Somehow it had gotten to be our last day. sad trombone. How had that happened?! We must have been having fun! (After all, they say time flies when one is doing such.) We had a bit of … Continue reading

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Calgary Central Library

The hotel we were staying at was right next door to the stunning new (opened November, 2018) Calgary Public Library Central Branch. It is an amazingly beautiful building, with sleek curves softened with the generous use of wood. Although super modern … Continue reading

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2018 Colombia – Day 10

< previous day So I meant to get through all the posts about our Colombia trip before heading off on the next International Adventure – you would think fourteen months would be enough time for that – but, yeah. Think … Continue reading

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