Eaton Canyon

Rappelling, Jumping, swimming and hiking My college friend Jayson Owens was in town for a work trip, and we were planning on hanging out. We’ve only seen each…

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Kayaking Newport beach with the girls and Katy

Had a great time today with my sister Katy, visiting from Texas. We went kayaking, checked out the sea lions. Stopped and played on a beach. Followed with…

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Father’s Day 2016

“It’s more conceivable that I could measure out all the oceans on the earth, a broken teacup at a time, then grasp the amount of love I feel…

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Maiden Voyage

We had our first sail on our impulse buy at a garage sale sail boat today. It was also Hazel’s first time sailing ever, and mine in quite…

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Getting close

This picture is nearly a month old, and Kim is quite a bit bigger now.  We’ve had several nice showers thrown by generous friends, spent a lot of…

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Mill Creek (Northern California)

A few weeks ago, Geno had the idea to run Mill Creek, near Fresno. When I was trying to find information about it, I kept seeing write-ups about…

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L’etape de California

Last weekend I did the L’etape de California. From the website: “L’Étape du California provides serious recreational cyclists the opportunity to ride a complete stage of the Amgen…

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Lower North Fork Kaweah

The North Fork of the Kaweah is an absolute gem of California paddling. This was my first trip down, and I love, love, loved it. 6.5 miles of…

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Mill Creek (Tributary to the Kings River)

Mill Creek is an infrequently run creek that feeds into the King’s River. We didn’t have much information about the run, only the barest of descriptions from American…

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Skyline to the Sea Trail Marathon

Many years ago, I used to be quite an avid runner. I ran regularly with a wild group of fun folks, the Hash House Harriers. Through that group,…

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Salt Lake City

My father, Malcolm, and step-mom Deborah invited Kim and I out to Utah for a long weekend. Unfortunately, Deborah wasn’t able to make the trip, she was missed,…

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Joshua Tree Beginner trip

Kim and I planned and led a beginner friendly climbing trip to Joshua Tree in Feb. We drove out through rain, but the weather was pretty nice at…

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Seattle and Vancouver

I had a work trip to the Seattle area, and tacked on one day of paddling with my friends Arn and David , and a few days to…

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Kayaking with Kim’s Family

Kim’s Uncle Hoa was in town in January, and we decided to take him kayaking. Kim’s mom joined us, along with Kim’s brother Ton and sister in law…

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Southern California Beach Town bike tour – San Juan Capistrano to San Deigo and beyond

Kim and I had a great weekend. We did a bike tour, on the tandem, from San Juan Capistrano to San Diego and Imperial Beach. We set out…

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands – playing in the water

A few months ago, I found some cheap fares to Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands. Kim and I decided to spend our thanksgiving there, and had a great…

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Islas Coronado Scuba Diving, Mexico

Ok, calling it Mexico makes it sound more exotic than it is, but I had a fun weekend diving. Headed to San Diego with my friend Mitzi. Kim…

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Death Valley Century 108 mile tandem bicycle ride

Kim and I have been enjoying our tandem a lot lately, and decided to try a century (100 miles) ride. The ride we picked was the Death Valley…

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70.3 mile Triathalon

I went to San Deigo to participate in a triathlon.  It was 70.3 miles, consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.  …

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My Grandfather’s Grave

This was written in 2004, by Kim Luu.  I found it on the computer, and am sharing it here because it’s really a good read.   The pictures are…