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Monarch Butterflies at Ardenwood Historic Farm

By on Jan 2, 2016 in Adventures, Arts & Culture, Attractions, Community, Features, Outdoors, Photography, Scene, Travel

Several people waited online outside Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont) on New Year’s Day to view the monarch butterflies that migrate there in search of warmth. They travel hundreds of miles from the western U.S. and Canada to escape temperatures that can hit below freezing. There’s been a great decline in their population as many as 25,000 were counted in 1997 compared to about 1,600 at the farm this year.

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Human Flight Experience in Las Vegas

By on Jul 6, 2013 in Adventures, Travel

Driving down South Las Vegas Boulevard to get some delicious Carne Asada Fries at Tacos El Gordo, it’s hard to miss the building down Convention Center Drive with a huge sign  that says “Vegas Indoor Skydiving”. Although I was a little pessimistic about the experience since we’ve been skydiving, we still decided to give it a go. Is this going to be one of those lame activities? We were the first customers to arrive at 9:45 am. The first steps included weighing in to make sure participants don’t go over their restrictions and putting away all loose items in a locker they provided. Our instructor then came out, took us to a small classroom where we watched a safety video and signed waivers. We put on the jumpsuits with air pockets, goggles, socks, sneakers and ear plugs.  The jumpsuit...

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