Some Thoughts on Traveling Again …

I took a trip last week, my first since November 2019. It was just a short up-and-back, three-day trip to Seattle, one of my favorite cities, but a trip nonetheless. I called it my “training-wheel trip,” just a quick jaunt to see what travel felt like in this new world. And make no mistake about... Continue Reading →

Leaving on a Jet Plane …

I'm about to take my first trip in 18 months, something I'm calling my "training wheel" trip. While I only have a couple of trips planned this year, this first one is just for a few nights, just to get used to the whole procedure of travel again: the airport, the plane ride, the hotel... Continue Reading →

Beach town …

The Memorial Day weekend unleashes the onslaught of tourists to my little private island. Even last year, during the midst of the Pandemic, Coronado was crowded, especially on the weekends. I'm afraid it will be even worse this year since restrictions are easing and people--myself included--are antsy to get back out there. Still, I knew... Continue Reading →

Escape Velocity …

Like pretty much everyone else, I miss travel. My last trip was in November 2019, which marked my sixth in that year alone, by far the most I've ever traveled in any one year. I visited Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, New York, and the UK, with stays in both Harrogate and London. I'm about... Continue Reading →

California …

Is there a more quintessential California vehicle than a Volkswagen Van? I guess years ago the ubiquitous "Woody" with a surfboard hanging out the back was THE ride of choice, but those vintage vehicles have become fewer and farther between. In fact, I don't think I've ever actually seen one on the road in my... Continue Reading →

I’ve Looked at Clouds …

I don't know what it is about the sky and clouds here in California, but they both seem bigger. Maybe it's the view, maybe it's that back in both eastern and western Pennsylvania (and the vast forest in between), everything is so tightly packed in that the sky has no room to breathe. I'm always... Continue Reading →

Our Current Banner Image (#004) …

Number 4 in a series ... collect them all! Time for a new banner image, this time featuring one from my backyard (sorta/kinda): The beautiful Coronado Bridge. This amazing piece of man-made beauty never looks the same way twice ... it shifts and changes with the light, with the clouds, with the tides. I'm constantly... Continue Reading →

Across the Bay …

My daily routine includes walking at least 2 miles ... most days, it's closer to 3 and at least 3 days a week, it's more like 4-5, when I get 10,000 Fitbit steps in. And most days also include a walk by San Diego Bay with this view of the city, sometimes with kayaks and... Continue Reading →

One Year Later …

A year ago, the world changed. I was at work, little knowing that it was the last time I’d ever work in an office setting. We gathered together in the conference room and made the decision to cancel our upcoming event, which was a month away. And then we were all sent home. I took... Continue Reading →

The Landscape of My Life …

The Coronado Bridge and San Diego Bay are an extended part of my backyard. I visit them almost every day and I never get tired of their expansive views. Follow me on Instagram @gg92118 for all of my latest photos!

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