Tag Archives: California

The Ghosts of Christmas 2014

When it comes to travel, I’ll be honest, this past year was rather slow, all things considered. I didn’t jet away to some far off foreign land, as I’ve done in years past. I didn’t set foot outside my own country, actually. I didn’t even explore a new destination, really, opting instead to stay around […]

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My Favorite Earth Day Photos

In celebration of Earth Day – which is today, in case you weren’t sure – I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from around the globe. Since I’ve been fortunate enough to set foot on all seven continents, I’ll do one for each. In no particular order, here they are – starting with […]

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The Seals of Monterey

The one thing I knew I had to see in Monterey last weekend were the seals and sea lions by Cannery Row. I love wildlife, and didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to watch these little guys – even if it were only for five minutes – during my trip. And so, first thing […]

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Sleeping Through My First Earthquake

I hate waking up in the middle of the night to pee. Not only do I have to get out and walk across the room, dancing on the cold bathroom tile while I take care of my business, but then I have to climb back into what is almost instantly a cold bed. And only […]

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The Best View in San Diego

What’s the best view in San Diego? Easy. Go to Cabrillo National Monument and spin around in a circle. You’ll see the vast Pacific Ocean, south to Mexico, and out over the harbor to downtown San Diego and the mountains beyond. In my two trips to town, I’ve seen no better view. And it’s a […]

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A Whale of a Day in San Diego

I’ve gone whale watching all over the globe. Antarctica, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii (both Lanai and Molokai); about the only well-known places for whales I haven’t been are southern California and Alaska. Well, after a New Years trip to see the family in San Diego, I can now mark one of those spots off my […]

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