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Gorges du Verdon, a very grand canyon in France

Les Gorges du Verdon is France’s version of the Grand Canyon. There are a number of similarities. In both cases, a┬árelatively small river has etched its way through several thousand feet of limestone, leaving a wide gorge with walls of … Continue reading

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Back on the Oregon Trail to Washington October 21 (Day 50)

We followed the Columbia River Valley on our way from Yakima to Portland. This meant heading west across the Cascade Mountains. So we had a big revelation: East of the Cascades = dry. West of the Cascades = wet, very … Continue reading

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More Yellowstone, more wildlife – October 7 (Day 36)

Day 2 of Yellowstone and we have a bit of a traffic jam. Not only are cars stopping on both sides of the road to allow wildlife photography, but the animals oblige by stepping right up to the roadside to … Continue reading

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