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Betsy Herbert, Earth Matters: Back in Santa Cruz remembering Rob Menzies

Published Monday June 13

As my plane descended over the Calif. coast into San Jose on Easter Sun the hills were emerald green. When I had left a year ago to begin my trip around the world, the hills were dusty and brown.

Now, driving over Hwy seventeen in my rental car back home to Santa Cruz, I was thrilled to see Lexington Reservoir apparently full, another welcome sight, since it was bone dry a year ago.

After a year on the road, I was excited about re-connecting with friends. I’d been staying in touch through my travel blog and email, but it’s just not enough!

He remarked “I know that the madrone’s Latin name is arbutus menziesii, but didn’t know about Archibald.”

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