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 →

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 →

Friday Flashback #085 …

From the National Railway Museum in York. This sprawling warehouse dedicated to all things train and railroad, from actual trains and engines to the most minute bit of train travel items is a must-see day out if you're in the York area. Beautifully laid-out and curated, this museum appeals to everyone, even if you've never... Continue Reading →

Friday Flashback #067 …

I miss Balboa Park. Oh, it didn't go anywhere ... I did. I moved across the bay almost two years ago and stopped walking almost every weekend through my old stomping ground. Yes, I could climb on the horse (ferry) and do it again, but walking over on Coronado is soooo much easier (no hills!).... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, 2017 …

(Above: the Royal Market on 1st Avenue in San Diego, near Hillcrest, taken 12/31/17.) I’ve never really understood the whole celebratory tradition of New Year’s Eve, but I do believe in the introspection the end of each year brings, along with the promise of a fresh, new start in the new year. So, pardon me... Continue Reading →

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