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Maui 2006: We All Converge

Maui 2006: We All Converge
A whole lot of us raided Maui on October 7-13, 2006 as guests of Pete and Jessica. We swam under waterfalls along the Road to Hana, watched the sunrise over Haleakala (Luis was just getting to bed as we got up), sailed two catamarans and swam in a turtle estuary, braved the waves and naked haole at Big Beach (Nisi broke her leg… again), traversed the lava flows to swim the “fish bowl”... 

Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun

Alaska: Land of the Midnight Sun
In Summer 2002, Fiby and Sumner took Michael, Laura and I on an Alaskan cruise.  We departed from Vancouver and cruised the inside passage along the Alaskan Panhandle to Anchorage.  Before embarking, we spent a few days in Vancouver, including a Sunday in Stanley Park (above).  Stanley Park is a 1,000 acre park (10% larger than New York’s Central Park) opened in 1888 by David Oppenheimer... 
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Fez: Morocco Oldest and Largest Imperial City

Fez: Morocco Oldest and Largest Imperial City
Fez, founded in the 9th century, is the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities. As with other Moroccan cities it consists of two parts: the medina and the ville nouvelle.  Fez is is a religious, intellectual and artistic center of great historic importance. An architectural treasure, Fez is known for the most remarkable medina in Morocco, an intact medieval city of souks and labyrinthine alleys.... 
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Essaouira: Fiby Has a Homecoming

Essaouira: Fiby Has a Homecoming
Essaouira (pronounced ess-ah-WEER-ah) is a tiny white-walled port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.  It’s where Fiby, Laura’s mom, was born and raised. Essaouira, called Mogador while Fiby was growing up (the name was changed around the end of French colonial rule),  is a  picturesque and refreshing beach town, about a two-hour after (straight, flat, dusty) drive west from Marrakesh. ... 
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Marrakech: We Rock the Casbah

Marrakech: We Rock the Casbah
I’ve been saving all my money just to take you there. I smell the garden in your hair. Take the train from Casablanca going south, blowing smoke rings from the corners of my m m m m mouth. Colored cottons hang in the air, charming cobras in the square. Striped jellebas we can wear at home. Well, let me hear ya now. - Crosby, Stills & Nash Nestled near the panoramic snow capped Atlas Mountains,... 
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Cancun: Lou and Laura Take a Study Break

Cancun: Lou and Laura Take a Study Break
In the summer of 1991, we took our first vacation together to Cancun, Mexico.  We paid for drinks with beads, made friends with matadors and were almost stranded on a deserted tropical island.    Enjoying a drink in the sea We stayed at the Cancun Club Med.  Below is a picture of Laura outside our room overlooking the alligator-infested lagoon.   Outside our room Being that it was Club Med,... 
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