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Middle East 2021 - UAE

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nothing really of note, but had an overnight stop in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the way to our vacation in the Maldives. The airport was freezing cold, and we didn't get a very good night's sleep.
Next time maybe we'll get out and do some more site seeing.

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Posted by MurkTravels 18:18 Archived in United Arab Emirates Tagged uae 2021 Comments (0)

Parks & coast tour 2021 - Oregon USA

Northern California and Oregon

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We took a trip to check out National Parks and the Pacific Coast in Oregon and California.

We drove from Oakland up to Lassan Volcanic National Park first and camped there. It was like a very mini Yellowstone with some calderas, lakes, and a quick drive through the park. Next was Crater Lake National Park in Oregon where we camped again. This stop had amazing hikes and views into the crystal clear blue water in the lake in the caldera of an old volcano. Highly recommended.

We took a few days to visit Portland before heading to the coast. We drove south from Seaside (near where they filmed part of the Goonies movie) and stopped in random small towns along the way. We camped in South Beach state park which was very nice. Next up was heading to Northern California (after a bit of delay due to a rock slide closing part of the scenic highway).

We ended the trip with visiting Humboldt and Jedediah State Redwoods and the National Redwoods Forest Parks. The drive along the "Avenue of the Giants" and various hikes we took were crazy to feel so small next to these huge trees. We even drove through the base of one of the trees. Then there was more camping for a few more nights before heading to Sonoma for a nice hotel, wine tour, and local food.

Recommend:

  • Redwoods National Parks - and there's also about 5 local state parks that are connected
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • camping near the Oregon coast

Trip Map

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Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 17:49 Archived in USA Tagged trees nature california oregon usa road camping trip nationalparks 2021 Comments (0)

Puerto Vallarta 2021 - Mexico

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I learned to scuba dive and got my certification in Puerto Vallarta Mexico in 2017, but I didn't get to do much else. So I returned in 2021 with Catia and we explored more of the area.

First, we stayed at a AirBnb in the town of Yelapa. You can only get there by an hour long boat ride from Puerto Vallarta marina. There are no roads in or out of the town, so it was quit remote and relaxing. We went on a day boat trip to do some fishing, see Los Arcos National Maritime park, and visit the hidden beach at the Marieta Islands.

We also spent time at the marina in PV at a luxury resort, and did some paddle boarding in the bay. Then we did day trips to San Vincent and Sayulita. We tried several local food joints and the best was Panchos and El Cunado

Recommend:

  • visit Yelapa and walk around the little remote town
  • find Playa de Los Muertos in Sayulita
  • Pacho's Takos in PV

Trip Map

Pictures

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Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 15:50 Archived in Mexico Tagged beaches beer mexico remote taco sup latinamerica 2021 northamerica Comments (0)

new house 2021 - Iowa USA

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overcast 40 °F

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I bought a house in Iowa to fix up and rent out. Went back several times through the summer to fix it up and got it rented by the fall.
The weekend of the closing we also went to a light show at the Des Moines zoo.

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Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 23:01 Archived in USA Tagged animals zoo house usa iowa 2021 Comments (0)

Winter activities 2021 - Colorado USA

Dillon and Denver

snow 15 °F

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We checked out the Ice Castle in Dillon, Colorado for some fun. There were ice slides, carvings, lights, fountains, and mazes to explore.

Then went to the Denver Botanical Gardens for winter light displays.

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Links

MurkTravels Vimeo - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Youtube - videos of my trips & entertainment
MurkTravels Facebook page - pictures, posts, and regular updates
MurkTravels Facebook photo albums
MurkTravels Instagram - my attempt at artistic travel images
MurkTravels Travel Map - all the places that I've been and the things that I've seen

Posted by MurkTravels 18:48 Archived in USA Tagged lights colorado ice castle festival denver 2021 Comments (0)

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