Swimming With Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle)

After getting to see several Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on our honeymoon we were delighted to actually get the chance to swim side-by-side by one. We actually found this turtle (presumably the same one) three consecutive days. The first time, I was snorkeling and suddenly was face to face with the turtle (and camera-less!). Then

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Winter Visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory – Chicago

With a huge (potentially “historic”) snowstorm looming we (Stacia and me) spent a few hours over the past weekend visiting Garfield Park Conservatory in nearby Chicago, Illinois. It was a great respite from the winter “blahs” to be surrounded by palm trees and other tropical plants plus desert flora and blooming plants. Blooming flowers in

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