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Category: California

The Storm that Rocked Santa Cruz

There is only one time in my life where I thought I would die; where inside my head a little…

The Day that Started with Surfers and Ended with Prairies

March kicked off the beginning of the busy travel season (for me) and the first big adventure starts in… *drumroll*……

Lace, Paper Mache Angels, and Grass Flip Flops

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

Bagpipes, a Whale’s Tail, and an Old Chapel

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

Dead Roosters, Ancient Tea, and a Schoolhouse Restaurant

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

2015: A Year of Travel

Los Angeles/Hollywood 2015 started with Los Angeles, Hollywood to be precise. It’s a longer flight than San Francisco but chalk…

Los Angeles: The Favourite 5

L.A. is one of the top foodie destinations in the U.S… period. And, I will be the first to admit…

Summer of Chaos: Week 8/9

The next two weeks touch three cities: Los Angeles, Halifax, and Calgary… twice. Food… on the road Once again, here’s…

Dinny and Mr. Rex (the Cabazon Dinosaurs)

The tiny and almost non-existent town of Cabazon appears rather suddenly as you whip down the I-10 from Palm Springs…

Bombay Beach

Remember the previous post on Lake Havasu, Arizona’s vacation destination and version of Daytona Beach? Well… Lake Havasu is the…

Amboy Shoe Tree

If you are driving from Roy’s Diner in Amboy towards the Amboy Crater on Route 66, when you get to…

Amboy Crater

It’s hard to miss the Amboy Crater. The 250-foot-high volcanic cinder cone stands high above the Mojave Desert like a…

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