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Jul 12, 2011 - Squaw Valley

Finally I'm up in the Rocky Mountains, at Squaw Valley near Lake Tahoe, surrounded by beautiful nature, doing Physics in the lecture hall... Wednesday afternoon was time for excursions, I climbed some of the hills around here to get up to the "High Camp". Unfortunately, due to an SD-card error I lost many nice pictures, but I went up the Shirley Canyon Friday evening to be able to show you some impressions. However, I have to admit that the original beauty of this region was already highly affected by the massive (skiing) tourism...

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Trip Journal

California 2011

Oct 13, 2006 - Home Sweet Home

Here we are back in Carson City. What a wonderful trip with so many great memories. We are happy to be home but we will probably be ready to go again in a couple of months. . .unfortunately we are both working all winter so it will be next summer. We are considering an RV caravan to Mexico but we will see how it goes. I've taken nearly 1000 photos so organizing and scrapping will take me all winter. By the way, Shilo did fine without us and was so happy to see us and come home. Next time she will be going along! Thanks for all the...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Carson City, NV

We planned on stopping in Reno, NV for four days, so we had our mail forwarded to the downtown post office. When we tried to make a reservation, it was not possible. "Hot August Nights in Reno" was in full swing for the 10 days we wanted to be there. We talked to the Hilton Casino Campground and they said that all reservations were made a year and a half in advance in the area campgrounds. "Hot August Nights in Reno" is a car show that takes over the entire city. Over 15,000 restored cars and street rods are driven and shown, and there were...

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Jan 23, 2006 - what your mother wouln't allow, part II

An update from Tom... My brother David, his girlfriend Marci and their friends Dave and Kelly arrived on Saturday to spend the weekend in Truckee. No great snow adventures planned, just time to spend with family and friends. So we are at dinner Saturday night at OB's restaurant, and the place is packed so we spend a while at the bar listening to a great band and having a few drinks. Finally, we are seated and have a great meal along with a few glasses of wine. The bill arrives and as it is in the process of being paid, David leaves the...

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