Fuli & Yangshuo

In addition to all of the fun, active things we did along the Yulong River and Li River, we also found a little time to be proper tourists — and watch shows and shop!

On our second night in Yangshuo, we made plans to see the fancy light show on the Li River, Impression Sanjie […]

Yangshuo — by Bike, Kayak, and Canoe

In a way, this trip has been all about different modes of transportation.

Our plane flights from SFO to Beijing totaled 7000 miles (plus an airport tram). Our bullet train ride to YueYang was more than 900 miles. And we’ve taken two other flights since. But we also rode a limo to the airport, took […]

Bamboo Surfing Down the Yulong River

It was hard to avoid the draw of riding a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, especially since our balcony view afforded us a constant stream of other tourist riding the boats. So we joined in the fun!

All along the river, there were barges with drinks and snacks for sale, and there were […]

Bamboo Surfing Down the Yulong River

It was hard to avoid the draw of riding a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, especially since our balcony view afforded us a constant stream of other tourist riding the boats. So we joined in the fun!

All along the river, there were barges with drinks and snacks for sale, and there were […]

Chengdu (also cool without Pandas)

Before we even got to the Panda Base in Chengdu, we knew we would enjoy exploring this city. Even on the ride from the airport to the hotel, it was clear that this city was different was different — cleaner, more modern, vibrant, pleasant, etc.

It had been a very early flight out of Changsha, […]

Beijing – Squares, Stairs and Big Places

You can’t schedule a two-week visit to China without planning a stop in Beijing. But you also probably can’t do Beijing justice in just two weeks, let alone three days … Incredible!

Tianamen Square & The Forbidden City

A lot of things in China strike you immediately as simply huge. Like Tiananmen Square. Said […]

Great Wall at Mutianyu – With Stairs!

Of course we also saw the Great Wall.

We selected a location a bit further from Beijing, but well worth the drive. Despite the longer drive and the overcast weather, it was amazing to see this great wonder of the world for ourselves — and to walk along the steep ramps and […]

This Week’s Mission: Missions

We visited thirteen historic California Missions over four days (among other attractions along El Camino Real (The King’s Highway) and California’s Highway 101.

HOME! #mkMissions … 988 miles (588 since SJ Capistrano), 13 Missions, 12 counties, and ~67 statues of Fr Junipero Serra !!

— David Keller (@dhkeller) June 15, 2013

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Promoted! … High School is Next!

There she is! Fresh out of 8th Grade!

Congratulations to Jocelyn and her great group of friends, many of whom have known each other since Kindergarten.

Thanks to everyone who’s been a part of helping our fantastic daughter grown into a strong young woman!

Our experience at Willow Glen Middle School has been […]