Hiking: Annette Lake

Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.

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So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”

Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone Falls & a Bear

After Artist Paint Pots and Norris Geyser Basin, we returned to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone – visiting its South Rim.

Artist point offers one of the most photographed views in Yellowstone.

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Both the upper and lower decks were awash with tour groups and of course everybody wanted to take a picture of themselves in front of this iconic view, sans others. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Yellowstone Falls & a Bear”

Yellowstone National Park – Norris Geyser Basin

By now, we have encountered four major geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. They are Geyser, hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles.

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Porcelain Basin

Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest and most dynamic thermal area in the park. It is also the location of the world’s tallest active geyser. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Norris Geyser Basin”

Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Lunch)

Picnic On Third

This restaurant has a sizable lunch crowd: some dine-ins, mostly take-outs. Continue reading “Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Lunch)”

Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Dinner)

The Progress

When we arrived at the Progress, people were queuing up next door, at the State Bird Provisions, that is. We love that restaurant – known for their Californian-style dim sums. It was a little hard to get into, so we thought this time around we would try something different.

The Progress – also a Michelin one star restaurant – is from the same creative culinary team behind State Bird Provisions. And the food did not disappoint. Continue reading “Food Traveler’s Guide to San Francisco – Hot List 2017 (Dinner)”

Yellowstone National Park – Artist Paint Pots

Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2). To make the most of it in four and half days seems ambitious. It is nonetheless doable with the help of a knowledgeable National Park ranger. Continue reading “Yellowstone National Park – Artist Paint Pots”

Silent Sunday

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