Carlsbad is pretty good!

2020-06-13T17:39:20-07:00June 8th, 2020|California|

We dropped in on my brother in Carlsbad, CA for a quick visit.  It's nice to be able to see people now that pandemic restrictions are easing just a bit.  We're still being very careful [...]

Finding Joy in Death Valley

2018-11-16T17:51:21-08:00October 27th, 2018|California|

Death Valley is an incredible place to go EXCEPT in the summer, when temperatures have reached 134 degrees Fahrenheit!  Some roads are quite steep, and signs posted require that you turn off your car's air [...]

Joshua Tree Nat’l Park, CA

2018-11-11T18:39:26-08:00October 11th, 2018|California|

Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California is a bizarre landscape where rocks and cactus pop up with strange and beautiful formations.   The Colorado and Mojave deserts meet here. tr

Hooray for Hollywood

2018-11-13T18:59:38-08:00September 30th, 2018|California|

Hollywood!  We did all the touristy stuff: Sid Grauman's Chinese Theater, the old Max Factor Building (now the Hollywood Museum), the Dolby Theater where the Oscars are held annually, and the Hollywood Museum of Illusions. [...]

Pebble Beach

2017-05-30T21:10:15-07:00May 30th, 2017|California|

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world, Pebble Beach, built in 1919, hugs the rugged coastline and has wide open views of the Pacific Ocean.  The U.S. Open has been hosted here [...]

Saying Goodbye to Tahoe

2017-03-25T18:16:02-07:00March 11th, 2017|California|

With mixed feelings, we said goodbye to Tahoe.  We, along with Dan and Vicki, Jim Foster and a couple of local guys, spent the last three days there, moving, hauling to the dump, cleaning and [...]

Pinnacles National Park, CA

2016-12-21T18:35:18-08:00November 11th, 2016|California|

America's newest National Park, Pinnacles was designated by President Obama in 2013.  They say Pinnacles is most beautiful from March to May when the flowers are blooming, but we found the fall hiking delightful at [...]

Yosemite National Park

2016-12-06T16:24:28-08:00September 25th, 2016|California|

The National Parks Foundation invited us to Yosemite for a 3 day hiking event, and we were the first to RSVP!  What a great event to meet and greet others who love the National Parks [...]