Tag: California

Staycation or Vacation? Yes, Please!

This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge explores the topic, so I thought I’d jump in with some vacation and staycation pictures taken during the Covid era. I’ll start with Oahu where we vacationed in February of 2020. Little did we know a month later the… Continue Reading “Staycation or Vacation? Yes, Please!”

Under the Sea – at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

I didn’t mean to leave you hanging in Big Sur so I’m back to close out the road trip series with our last major stop in California – the Monterey Bay Aquarium – one of the top aquariums in the United States. We were… Continue Reading “Under the Sea – at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!”

Three Stacks and a Rock at Morro Bay and Cayucos

We always had the scenic coastal route in mind on our trip to Southern California, especially Highway 1 and Big Sur, between Los Angeles and San Francisco. So after enjoying our time in LA, Beverly Hills, and Disneyland, we started the next phase of… Continue Reading “Three Stacks and a Rock at Morro Bay and Cayucos”

Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds

Another cold and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest and the blue skies and sunshine from Southern California are only a memory. Still memories are meant to be enjoyed, are they not? I love hummingbirds and one of my favorite memories from our recent… Continue Reading “Remembering the Beautiful Allen’s Hummingbirds”

May the Fourth Be with You! – A Visit to Star Wars at Disneyland

It seemed only fitting on the fourth of May to resume the telling of our California road trip which included at its southernmost point, a visit to Disneyland, the happiest place on earth! How’s this for a welcome? We’ve been to Disneyland many times… Continue Reading “May the Fourth Be with You! – A Visit to Star Wars at Disneyland”

On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip

First of all, my apologies to the cats. “Sorry, Benji” “We worried you weren’t coming back, Sue.” “We’ll always come back, Benji. You can count on that.” “Same to you, Tiger.” “It was lonely without you, Sue.” “Sorry boys. It couldn’t be helped. There’ll… Continue Reading “On Cats and Blogging and a Road Trip”

SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!

When in need of sunshine and a respite from a wintery spring, we Northwesterners head to sunny Southern California! When it’s a road trip in April you may very well spend your first 2 days driving through rain in Washington and Oregon. But seriously,… Continue Reading “SoCal Floral Beauty and Allen’s Hummingbirds!”

A Look Back at the Road Trips of 2021

Hooray for road trips – the only way to travel during a pandemic! There were many close to home this year in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest – to Mt. Rainier – Olympic National Park – and the Columbia Gorge. There were also… Continue Reading “A Look Back at the Road Trips of 2021”

Road Trip – Part 4 San Francisco!

In my last post on our Road Trip I left you in the tunnel where San Francisco loomed large! We’d already traveled the Oregon Coast, through the Redwoods and California’s Coast to get here. I honestly had my doubts about stopping in San Francisco; it… Continue Reading “Road Trip – Part 4 San Francisco!”

Road Trip Part 3 – Highlights of the California Coast -Lighthouses, Wildlife, History and Other gems!

Sorry, I left you dangling back in the Redwoods ( here ) so it’s time to move on to the California Coast! We turned off 101 at Leggett and took the (very) winding road from the Redwoods down to Highway 1 – remember this… Continue Reading “Road Trip Part 3 – Highlights of the California Coast -Lighthouses, Wildlife, History and Other gems!”

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