Did My Olympus XA Survive Vacation?

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One thing I didn’t mention about our recent Arizona and California trip was that, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, I tripped and fell with my Olympus XA in one hand. Other than a scraped knee and elbow, I was fine, but I wasn’t … Continued

2022 California Vacation Part 3

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Day Ten: Carmel After another couple of days with long walks, we decided to just stay in Carmel the next day. We went back to Carmel Belle for breakfast. This time, Holly got the avocado toast, and I got the … Continued

2022 California Vacation Part 1

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Day Four: Flight to Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea Our flight from Phoenix to Monterey was our only flight that left on the early side. And by “early,” I mean 10:00 am. We were lucky that we were able to arrange our … Continued

Planning a Vacation

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Making Plans Holly and I planned our first vacation in 3 years! Yes, we took a trip to Solvang, CA this past October. We had a great time, and it was a welcomed break from work. But it was mainly … Continued

Carmel 2019 Trip

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Since I once lived in the southwest and have spent a great deal of time on the west coast, I have difficulty recalling there was a time not so long ago (relatively speaking) that anything west of the Mississippi was … Continued