Friday Flashback #064 …

The bookstore town of Hay-On-Wye will always have a fond spot in my heart. From the moment I first heard of the existence of such a thing as a “bookstore town,” I wanted to visit. I’m so glad I took the time to visit this quaint, beautiful spot on the England/Wales border. I normally prefer big cities to visit in my travels, but this charming village, with its 20 or so bookstores, made me a convert to a quieter pace and and a calmer style of living. I love the gentle sweep of these houses in the photo above. I can’t wait to go back.

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Friday Flashback #063 …

I missed my yearly trip to New York City last year, because of an extended stay in the UK. And I didn’t just miss it, calendar-wise … I REALLY missed it. While London has become my favorite place to visit in recent years, my many trips to NYC are always a close number second in my heart. I love this city … the bookstores, the architecture, Nathan’s hot dogs and fries … all of it. I can’t wait to go back this fall.

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Friday Flashback #062 …

I’m fascinated by these lifeguard stations that dot the Southern California beaches. They remind me so much of the lunar landing module from NASA’s moon missions, but they also seem kind of like lonely sentinels. This one is in La Jolla, a place I visit far too infrequently. I have to go back soon for a long walk on the cliffs near the beach.

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Friday Flashback #061 …

My fall 2018 trip to the United Kingdom included a few days in Brighton. I was brought up visiting Atlantic City in the summer, so I’m always curious about beach resort towns, and I had heard and read a lot about Brighton. It’s still a little bit dodgy in parts, but I found the pebble beach and the vibrant arts scene to be absolutely amazing. It took me most of the day by train to get there (I had to come back to London from Wales, and then go London to Brighton, which is a trip that takes only a little over an hour), so I was tired and cranky when I got there, but this beautiful sunset was one of the first things I saw, so that made everything better.

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Friday Flashback #060 …

This is my preferred walk these days: Along the Coronado waterfront, under the amazing Coronado Bridge, whose gentle curving sweep takes my breath away no matter which direction I’m traveling in (to Coronado, from Coronado, or under the bridge, like above). From there I continue on the bike path past the golf course on to Glorietta Blvd., and up into the Village. I love the fact that I live in an area that calls its downtown area “The Village.”

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