Mariposa, California: 8.4.2008

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First morning at the Butterfly Ranch in Mariposa, California,

we’re invited to tour a local retreat that recently installed a pair of Yurts.

Afterward we view the Castle Air Museum from the fence,

and go into Mariposa for an evening meal…

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Aw! Friends!

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From here we took a drive to view the Castle Air Museum from the fence,

with a little sightseeing between here and there…

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Castle Air Museum

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With the fires still a concern

local businesses show their gratitude to the fire workers.

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As evening draws in, we return to the ranch for another leisurely night

of sleeping in hammocks under the Yosemite starry night sky…

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