Tag Archives: Nature

Earth day – Sham

By Sham (my daughter – 10 years old):

EarthDay

Racing the Sun

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Mexican Poppies bloomed in profusion throughout the Superstitions after the plentiful winter rains of 2008.

The four mile climb up the 2,000 foot eastern Superstition Wilderness bajada and escarpment consumed the morning and much of the afternoon.  It was the 80 pound backpack that did it.  Ten days of supplies, tent, equipment and 3.5 gallons (28 pounds) of water; enough food for a trek across the Superstition Wilderness, water enough for two days.  One day in, one day out if the water could not be replenished.  Mine was a water commitment, enough water storage to allow two days to trekking to another source.

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What NOT to Miss When You Visit Virginia Beach

I would like to thank Mohamad Al Karbi for the opportunity to participate in his “Around the World” series. I have truly enjoyed reading about different places and cultures all over the globe.

I’d like to share an insider’s view of my city, Virginia Beach, Virginia. I’ve lived close to “The Beach” my entire life. I went to college in this lively city, and now I’m raising my family here.

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The Town at the End of the Universe

I am so honored that Mohamad asked me to be a guest author for his Around the World category.  I’m a little intimidated.  He is one of the greatest bloggers I know and he is very generous with his time and experience to new bloggers like myself.

When most people write about their cities, they have a lot of pictures of famous buildings and lavish architecture.  You won’t find that here.  You’ll see scenery.  It’s all we have and for most of us, it is more than enough.

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