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On the Beach – Carpinteria State Beach, CA, 9-16

Other than small surf and a gently-sloping bottom, making the beach especially nice for families with small kids, the most interesting  feature of the State Beach is the tar pits (actually seeps). “The Carpinteria Tar Pits are located in the … Continue reading

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Road Trip: 9/1 to 10/4/13. Part 2, Idaho and California

We followed the Snake River downstream into Idaho, stopping at Twin Falls to view Shoshone Falls. We were in for a surprise, being unaware of the extent to which the river is seasonally drawn down to supply irrigation water to … Continue reading

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