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Question of the Week: Explore

Where have you explored this summer?

I have taken the "quiet" way home from work this summer, avoiding freeways and preferring to stay on small, rural roads. In one of the towns close to my home, I take a different street every day, so the sights I see are always different. I got to see a street I never knew existed, because it looked like an alleyway. It just goes to show, you can "explore" without ever having to go on a formal vacation!

– Carol Jolly,question of the week drawing winner

What other posters had to say:

I have been taking the long way up north to festivals exporing the coast of Oregon. Amazing!!! I want more!

Just learned about your treasures in a store in San Luis Obispo! We then travelled up the coast stopping in Cambri, Lucia and Big Sur before heading home to the Bay Area.

Our family has been exploring Oregon since moving cross country from Florida! It has been amazing and exciting, bought this beautiful piece for our balcony from the Salem Art Fair.

Monterey bay with a weekend in Asilomar and a whale watching trip out of moss landing.

I've been exploring the meadows near my new house, blackberry brambles and all.

Oh my gosh! I had chance to explore the Marin headlands under Golden Gate and wow!

Spent a glorious week in Alberta Canada in the Rockies! Cannot describe the beauty! So we made up a word: MAJESTACULAR!!! I was in awe! And the respect the Canadians have for nature and the great outdoors was evident everywhere you went. Can't wait to explore it again!

Exploring the coastline of California....Devil's Slide on Highway One....beautifully reworked for the safety of tourists!

The amazing canyons in SLC. So beautiful!

On a trip to Costa Rica last year I made a friend from England, who I had searched for years to find, as a Brit would be able to drive on their side of the road! I went over in June, and we drove all over England and Wales in her camper-van, seeing lots of small, quaint towns, majestic castles, and picturesque Abbey ruins, not to mention Hadrian's Roman Wall. That was the way to see England, as I now know where the Lake District and the Cotswolds are!

Heading out to explore Bali with my daughter we encounter this sign at the airport, causing us to miss a full day of our trip there. (7 hour delay due to typhoon). Yet we had the chance to explore in Taipei's night market and see street foods we would never find in Bali or at home due to forced layover in Taipei due to missed flight to Bali. Curiosity will guide us to many
cool sights in these next 12 days!

I explored Antietam National Battlefield and walked in the footsteps of my ancestors. I also did a little exploration of New River Gorge National River in West Virginia and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

I've explored my own back yard. Living on the edge of Saguaro National Park, the desert this time of year offers spectacular displays of cactus in bloom, trails to hike and monsoons that sweep through with amazing force, drowning the desert and creating a green and blooming oasis. Everywhere you look, there is something beautiful to see. The prickly pear have bloomed and the fruits are ripe for the picking. Soon to be jelly and juice to add to margaritas and other mixed drinks!

Australia!

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