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Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

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Gardens of Portland: A trip not to be missed

   Also included as part of this trip is a tour of the amazing Cistus Nursery owned by Sean Hogan, who was the chief consultant for the very informative Gardener’s Encyclopedia ‘Flora’. Other highlights of this trip include an afternoon at wineries in Willamette Valley, visit to the spectacular Columbia Gorge area and tours of a variety of private gardens. For more information about this trip, please visit this link.

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Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

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Mexican Journal: Day 6 – Eduardo Ruiz National Park, Uruapan

After lunch we head back to Morelia from where we return home to Denver the next day. As I look back at this entire trip, I feel very fortunate to have had this culturally rich experience. Many folks contributed to the success of this trip. Thanks to Sheridan Samano of Reefs to Rockies for putting together an incredible itinerary and coordinating all the logistics with the local ground operator. This...

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Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

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Mexican Journal: Day 5 – Tzintzuntzan & Uruapan

About 20 minutes from Patzcuaro is the Tzintzuntzan Archeological Site, which was built by the native peoples of the region, the Purépechas around 1200 AD. The name Tzintzuntzan means ‘place of the hummingbirds’. The ruins consist of five ceremonial temples with circular, terraced platforms. The Purépechas were a community of Native Americans who were the only ones who stood up to the Aztecs and were not defeated. Until the arrival...

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