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Summer Adventures in Taos
by Louisa Preston

For two summers I spent a week each June in Taos, New Mexico. Standing in a field of blue-green sage, I would watch the vast New Mexico sky blush shades of reds, pinks and purples as the sun disappeared behind the distant mountain range.

For more info see my article, “Summer Adventures in Taos", contact the Chamber at (800) 732 TAOS or visit www.taoswebb.com

Island Images
by Louisa Preston

In Long Island Sound is an island, where my family and relatives flee to escape the Virginia summer’s humid heat. My great uncle built the cottage, which has provided pleasure to generations. The ocean, beach, nature trails and golf course offer an escape from daily worries.

Impressions
by Louisa Preston

I’ve traveled all over the world; but, each time on my return home while crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin, I am touched by the realization that I live in the best place in the world. The lights of the city and bridges. The ever changing fog bank, the towering redwoods, the golden hills, the furious Pacific. The National and State Parks are my backyard for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Everyone loves San Francisco with muted water views, sourdough bread and picturesque neighborhoods.

For further information call the San Francisco Visitors Bureau at (415) 391 2000 or visit www.sfvisitor.org

Redwood forests, Victorian Villages and small farms. For further information call (800) 346 3482 or visit the Humboldt County Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.redwoodvisitor.org

Find out more about Ferndale at www.victorianferndale.org

Central California: Ventura Strawberry Festival, Santa Maria's barbeques, Pismo State Beach, Vandenburg Air Force Base, Central Coast wineries, Guadalupe, La Purisima Mission, sand dune preservation.

For further informaqtion on the Santa Maria Valley call (800) 331 3779 or visit www.santamaria.com

For further information on Ventura call (805) 648 2075 or visit www.ventura-usa.com

I am grateful to have experienced places all around our planet. Beautiful scenery and friendly people. My travels having involved leading tours on the Inca Trail in Peru. Magazine assignments have taken me to the Pacific, Middle East and Central and South America. For a week I enjoyed scuba diving off the Oceanus live aboard. A one day tour gave a glimpse of Cuban life.

For further information visit www.oceanus.com.mx

Oceans attract me. However, not until I was certified for scuba diving in '81 did I fully begin to experience the mystical underwater view point.
Growing up on a farm, I'm comfortable around animals. As a child my best friends were my dog and my pony.
Portrait Portfolio
September 14th 2001
I joined my friends and their horses in Yosemite National Park.

This riding vacation had been planned during our summer rides together. For five glorious days we were able to escape from the horror of September 11th.