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Weekend Trip to Jamestown and Norfolk, Virginia

Second weekend of June 2021. With summer calling, I decided to make an overnight trip to Virginia Beach for some typical summer fun. On the way there, I would be visiting historic Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America and cradle of American civilization. It turned out that Virginia Beach was sort of underwhelming, so on the second day, I visited Chrysler Museum in downtown Norfolk instead.

Statue of John Smith

Statue of John Smith

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Day 3 of 2021 Memorial Day Weekend, Dragon’s Tooth

Third day of 2021 Memorial Day weekend. We hiked to Dragon’s Tooth, a giant near-vertical rock along Appalachian Trail that’s also part of Virginia Triple Crown.

Dragon's Tooth

Dragon’s Tooth

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Day 2 of 2021 Memorial Day Weekend, McAfee Knob

Second day of 2021 Memorial Day weekend. We hiked to McAfee Knob, a piece of rock sticking out of a cliff with stunning views, dubbed “most photographed point of the Appalachian Trail”.

Observer

ObserverMe at McAfee Knob.

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Day 1 of 2021 Memorial Day Weekend, Driving to Roanoke

First day of 2021 Memorial Day weekend. On our drive to Roanoke, Virginia, we visited the city of Lexington, Natural Bridge and Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory along the way.

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge

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Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 1108 from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles

After spending the weekend in Los Angeles, this was a cross-country flight back to Washington DC.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

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Day 2 of 2021 Los Angeles Trip: Parker Mesa Overlook and Griffith Observatory

Sunday May 16, 2021. My other friends that lived around Los Angeles area were busy, so I spent the day between hiking and resting on the beach, before heading to Griffith Observatory for Los Angeles’ skyline at night.

Downtown Los Angeles at Night

Downtown Los Angeles at Night

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Day 1 of 2021 Los Angeles Trip: Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Saturday May 15, 2021. I joined a friend of mine in Los Angeles visiting Huntington Gardens.

Desert Garden

Desert Garden

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Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 1097 from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles

A cross-country flight to Los Angeles on a weekend trip meeting with a few friends.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

Very close to the core of Grand Canyon National Park. Unfortunately, with this photo taken against sunlight, the best of my post-processing could only achieve so much.

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Day Trip to Miami

A post about my day trip to Miami by plane in May 2021, when I visited Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, together with Miami’s Bayside Marina and South Bay.

Sailboat before Miami Skyline

Sailboat before Miami Skyline

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Flight Log of Alaska Airlines Flight 6 Los Angeles to Washington DC

This is a brief log of the final day of April 2021 Southern California trip as I flew back from Los Angeles.

Confluence of San Juan River and Colorado River

Confluence of San Juan River and Colorado River

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