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The Great Family Vacation

I was in love with the movie “The Great Outdoors” growing up.

“How about the gourmet here?!”

It was right up there with “Vacation” in terms of how it spoke to my family’s epic DIY vacations in the 80s. While Chevy Chase’s “Clark Griswold” nailed my father so much so that we’re still calling him that, 35 years after Vacation debuted (they even looked alike, for crying out loud)… Continue reading

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Treehuggin’

This is what a perfect afternoon looks like:

Katy, Me, Marlene, Jon, and Trent on newly-colonized Tree Island in the Stanislaus River near Knights Ferry.

Katy, Me, Marlene, Dexter the Dog, Jon, and Trent on newly-colonized Tree Island in the Stanislaus River. Somewhere near Knights Ferry.

Just wanted to share it. I’m actually sad my birthday week is over, not because I’m now getting closer to 36, but because the grand finale – camping under the Giant Sequoia in a quiet stretch of the Sierra Nevada – went by too quick.

Must get back to Tree Island quickly…

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In the meantime, see all our pics of my birthday camping weekend at Calaveras Big Trees State Park (and other places) here.

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