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A Beautiful Free Waterfall Hike On Oahu

A Beautiful Free Waterfall Hike On Oahu

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Sure, you will enjoy this hike more if you pay for it – the guides will tell you lots of stories, you will learn about the plants, the history, the geology – and you won’t have to worry about parking your car….

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King Kamehameha in Hilo Town and Volcano, Hawai’i – Part 2

King Kamehameha in Hilo Town and Volcano, Hawai’i – Part 2

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Kamehameha the Great was the first king of the United Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands. His actual name was Kalani Pai’ea Wohi o Kaleikini Keali’ikui Kamehameha o ‘Iolani i Kaiwikapu kau’i Ka Liholiho K’nui’kea – which history has shortened to Kamehameha the…

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

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Hanane’s citizenship ceremony was two days before Thanksgiving and rather than going to Portland and then driving back to Reedsport, we decided to revel in the company of family and friends and enjoy being surrounded by people who overwhelmingly did not vote…

Trees of Mystery – A Northern California Coast Roadside Attraction featuring Giant Testicles

Trees of Mystery – A Northern California Coast Roadside Attraction featuring Giant Testicles

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I’ve never been one to pass by a roadside attraction – many of them disappoint – but not Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California. I remember visiting it as a child when my family went camping in the Redwoods – the giant…

A Visit with Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Gardens – A Highway 101 Roadside Attraction

A Visit with Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Gardens – A Highway 101 Roadside Attraction

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Since 1955, drivers on Highway 101 along the Southern Oregon Coast have been able to walk among the dinosarus (23 if I counted correctly) at the Prehistoric Gardens between Gold Beach and Port Orford, Oregon. Being a road-side-attraction-junkie, I thought it important…