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Higher Still

Last Thursday, the kids and I went on a guided tour of Yangmingshan National Forest.  They were the only kids in a group of about 18.  Jesse was the only gentleman and he acted like one.  We left at 9 AM and were done close to 2 PM, so we put in a good effort […]

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Northern Beaches

We have found out where to go if you want to be alone.  The beach.  Specifically, a normal sandy expanse.  Today, Saturday, it was easily 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  The sky was clear.  There was a gentle breeze.  And we had the large beach to ourselves, excepting a small work crew. one bicyclist, and a swimmer […]

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To The Market

It seems like I have to go shopping at least every other day.  This is partly because even if I take a taxi, I can only get so much at one time.  The taxis are compact cars.  Then there is the fact that it takes some time to build up the household staples and goods.  […]

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It Makes My Hair Curl – Experiencing A Typhoon in Taipei

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/wp200815.html#a_topad This site has the best typhoon tracking and imagery that we have found.  We seem to be under the eye of the storm right now.  All is well so far.  We were without internet for a few hours yesterday and we know of some people who were without power for part of the day.  […]

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Open Spaces

I am feeling less apartment bound this week.  That is partly because Greg showed me how to get to the Keelung River.    There are stone paved walking paths, with a little bit of maneuvering on narrow roads, that can be used to reach this park within ten minutes of walking. (This photo is was taken […]

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