An inconclusive update

      On June 20, Ramon and I attended a TAC (Technical Assistance Committee) meeting with the El Dorado Planning Department. This was the next step in our process to obtain a special use permit for Reverie Retreat. The way it was supposed to unfold is that each department would present their requirements for …

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The past two weeks my sons were visiting from The Netherlands and we took this opportunity to check out one of the great attractions of the area. Tamara, Steven, Dion, Bento and I decided to do a day of whitewater rafting on the South Fork of the American River. The South Fork of the American …

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Palm Springs

I’m writing this from a palm tree-lined pool in Palm Springs, during the first week-long vacation I’ve taken in two years. And I don’t think my last vacation (the one two years ago) really counts since that was a week of camping in Yosemite Valley with my parents and my in-laws. That week was perfectly …

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