Going Places Archives ~ A Blue Pearl Category
Wings and Prayers: How to Hike Angel’s Landing

Wings and Prayers: How to Hike Angel’s Landing

Confession time: I am not an extreme hiker. I boulder hop but I don’t rock climb. I like to summit but I have no desire to be…

I Hiked the Narrows! (Therefore, anyone can.)

I Hiked the Narrows! (Therefore, anyone can.)

I have long had a cerebral bucket list but only last year did I begin writing it down. Mostly this lends to making the list longer and…

Heavenly Utah: Zion National Park and the Springdale Gateway

Heavenly Utah: Zion National Park and the Springdale Gateway

Growing up my parents took my sister and me on 1-3 week road trips every summer. I saw just about every state capital and college football stadium…

How To Do the Grand Canyon in an Afternoon

How To Do the Grand Canyon in an Afternoon

The Grand Canyon is a world-famous bucket list item, popular for its views and dos. Wanna whitewater raft for a few days? Hike overnight or a few…

Countdown to Heaven: Two Weeks til Zion and Beyond!

Countdown to Heaven: Two Weeks til Zion and Beyond!

It’s finally almost here, my big trip to Zion National Park. And yet, it’s already almost here! I’m not ready! Although I wish I were leaving tomorrow. I…

The Price of the Hiking Payoff

The Price of the Hiking Payoff

I believe I’ve said around seventy-two times that I am going to Zion National Park next month. Originally I was only going to do a couple of…

Natural Falls State Park: A Cherry on top the Ozarks

Natural Falls State Park: A Cherry on top the Ozarks

After my anticlimactic attempts at finding some lesser known falls in the Ozark National Forest I was quite excited to see this hidden oasis in eastern Oklahoma….

Glory Hole Falls and Other Ozark Wonders

Glory Hole Falls and Other Ozark Wonders

Ah, the best laid plans…are great until Lenny kills a mouse. Or the hikes in the Ozark National Forest you thought you researched so well totally go…

Trip Time: The Fun Begins

Trip Time: The Fun Begins

It’s here. Trip time. Finally. My first official excursion out of state. It’s not far, it’s not long, it’s not even unique. What it is? Three days…

Riversport Adventures in OKC

Riversport Adventures in OKC

Oklahoma City has a river, a man-made river made for man. Specifically, it’s made for man to riversport. It was, I believe, part of the first MAPS…

My name’s Becke and this is my blog about life, travel and making a difference out there. I talk about the stuff we aren't supposed to talk about and about the stuff we all want. Having made a mess of my life (pretty much so far) I decided to turn things around, document a bit for posterity. Because posterity will surely care.

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  • Pretty flowers found in Stanley Park. Don't know what they aware but they're lovely. .
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  • Beacon Hill Park should be the archetype for city parks everywhere. Quiet spaces, wildlife and an ocean view at the end of the trail. Props, Victoria. Props. .
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  • These dudes were my favorite thing in Granville Island. I think it's a cement factory but whatever it is, they got spunk. And cheek. .
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  • The view from Beacon Hill Park in Victoria. Love this place. Playgrounds, ocean views and peacocks. Yes, peacocks. And the waterfront has a huge off-leash area for dogs. Made me miss my pup like crazy! .
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  • In the ferry's wake... I do love the open seas. .
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  • The crescent moon winks as the sun sets on the water. Love the west coast. Night-night Vancouver. .
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  • Found out you can anchor here in False Creek for two weeks, no rent required. Putz around town then head out to sea, rinse and repeat. Now I just need the boat...
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  • Oh you know, just a Classical Chinese Garden in the middle of the big city. Dr Sun Yat-Sen's urban zen did not disappoint. Loving Vancouver. .
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