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Russian River & Goat Rock

Went on a three-night (BF’s) family vacation at the Russian River. We rented a gorgeous house from VRBO.com and lounged about, took turns making dinner, played in the river and used the hosts’ kayaks, strolled through the Armstrong redwoods, and visited Goat Rock State Beach. Almost every photo in the album is either of wildlife spotted on the kayak trip or of Goat Rock. Enjoy! (more…)

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Bicaz Canyon, Corund, Lázár Castle, church in Mugeni, Carpathians

This album, the third of my Oct. 2006 Romania trip, contains photos of the following places. Links to more Wikipedia articles, official websites, etc. can be found further down.

  • Bicaz Canyon (4 photos) (as seen from the road)
  • Corund/Korond village pottery shops (3 photos)
  • Lázár Castle (3 photos)
  • Calvinist, late Gothic church in Mugeni/Bögöz (2 photos) You can read about the church, famous for its medieval frescos and coffered ceiling, here, and there’s an absolutely stunning, high-quality interactive video of its interior here [if it doesn’t take you right to it, click Churches, then Calvinist Church Mugeni]. I *promise* the video is worth checking out—and don’t forget to look up, at that ceiling!
  • The Carpathians, and a little boy’s house there (11 photos)

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