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Observations and photos from trip to Bellevue

Wednesday, March 17th, 2004

Shortly after my plane took off from Long Beach Airport, I saw an empty parking lot that perfectly demonstrated the Zollner illusion.

Photos from the trip

On the flight back, I noticed that lakes and rivers looked colorful through my polarizing sunglasses. I don't have an explanation.

Thanksgiving at Montecito-Sequoia

Monday, December 1st, 2003

I spent Thanksgiving at Montecito-Sequoia Lodge in Sequoia National Forest again. Like last year, there weren't any activities designed to bring high school or college-age kids together, so I only met a few (Alex and Jenny). My brother Drew and my cousin Jessica were also there.

It seems that many visitors have not internalized the idea that black bears are dangerous. When we saw a bear several meters from the road, we stopped and took photos. Other people stopped and got out of their SUVs to take photos. Also, members of my family kept leaving food in the car and even taking trips to put food in the car.

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