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Adsos Letter

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22. I fell in love with Arizona during a family summer vacation there...
Tue Aug 28, 2012, 12:42 AM
Aug 2012

when I was about 12 yrs. old. Tuzigoot, Wupatki, Montezuma's Castle and Well, etc., gave me a lifelong desire to work in archaeology; a dream I was never able to fulfill. I was quite the dreamer when I was younger, and had a real thing for the "Lost Dutchman" story. One of my goals is to hike the main trail through the Superstition Mountains. Our yearly road trip this year was through the Southeastern United States; next year we are doing Switzerland and Spain, but the following year we are planning for the Southwest. So, maybe I'll get that hike in. Don't expect I'll find any gold though.

Housing costs in the Bay Area are insane! My daughter just finished a paid internship with KPMG in their Silicon Valley office, and if it weren't for the generosity of a relative she'd have paid a good chunk of her earnings in rent.

We bought our place 25 years ago, and are fortunate to be paying a fraction of what people entering the market now are enduring. Five years ago prices were even crazier.

Above the fog at Mt. Tam [View all] Adsos Letter Aug 2012 OP
Lovely views. Speck Tater Aug 2012 #1
Thanks. This is a typical summer late afternoon at the coast here. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #3
I used to see that sort of thing a lot Speck Tater Aug 2012 #6
I hear ya. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #10
Willamette Valley (Eugene) WcoastO Aug 2012 #28
Go Ducks! Speck Tater Aug 2012 #29
Sweet! Very sweet! Solly Mack Aug 2012 #2
Thanks Solly! We wanted to stay late enough to get deep sunset shots... Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #4
My very first kiss from my first wife was at the summit of Mt. tam OffWithTheirHeads Aug 2012 #5
I lived in Bolinas, too, Blue_In_AK Aug 2012 #7
I lived there at the same time! Hmmm. OffWithTheirHeads Aug 2012 #9
I lived on the Mesa, too, Blue_In_AK Aug 2012 #13
Dosn't sound like it. I lived on Fern road behind the geodesic dome house. OffWithTheirHeads Aug 2012 #18
Are you talking about Bill and Debbie Beckman's dome house Blue_In_AK Aug 2012 #21
I've visited most of the Lower 48, and Arizona is still one of my favorites. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #11
I grew up in California. Lived everywhere from Shasta to Tahoe to Lemoore OffWithTheirHeads Aug 2012 #19
I fell in love with Arizona during a family summer vacation there... Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #22
Beautiful, familiar views. Blue_In_AK Aug 2012 #8
No guarantees on the weather this time of year, as you know. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #12
One of my favorite spots on Earth pscot Aug 2012 #14
Thanks! Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #15
Awe inspiring photos!...They bring back fond memories of hiking up to Mt. Tam red dog 1 Aug 2012 #16
Sounds a lot like either Redding or Oroville. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #23
David Crosby weighs-in, Musically nikto Aug 2012 #17
Thanks! It really is a magical area. Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #24
You hit it perfectly Mz Pip Aug 2012 #20
Thank you. I wish I could say that I planned it but the conversation went something like this... Adsos Letter Aug 2012 #25
I love seeing Mt. Tam AsahinaKimi Aug 2012 #26
I love it on Mt. Tamalpias...what a way to spend the day...aaahhh Tikki Aug 2012 #27
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