This last Pismo Beach post is purely for the doggy set, or for anyone interested in taking their pooch along on their travels. I’ve stated before that
Blue skies, expansive beaches, and frigid nights best describe my Christmas weekend at Pismo Beach. I don’t consider myself a beach person. Have I mentioned that before? I come from
In the dim and long ago past I camped at the Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground. Little did I realize
My desire to travel over the Christmas holiday is new this year. For decades the season has been spent with family gathered together at
My recent outing to Newport Beach was an eye opener. I had heard of the Christmas Boat Parade but had no idea that it was celebrating its 107th anniversary this year. It isn’t as old as the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, which will be 127 this coming New Year’s Day, but still an impressive age.
I was truly surprised by
I recently went to Newport Beach for the first time. Yes I know. I’ve lived so close for years and years and just never made the trip down to Orange County. We won’t get into that now. It happens to all of us. This was a Christmas outing, a chance to see the famous Christmas Boat Parade and I went with a local community group. It’s so nice to leave the driving to a bus driver. But being tied to
There are times, well most of the time if I were honest, when driving alone is just dull. Music entertains only for a while and then I long for conversation. It’s just more enjoyable if I can bounce ideas about with someone else. That’s why I’ve started
For years I’ve heard about master woodworker Sam Maloof and his home and gardens just up the hill from where I live. And as is so often true with attractions in one’s hometown, I just never went to visit the place. It was time I did so.
I chose a perfect autumn day with a blue skies streaked with clouds, clouds being a rarity for southern California. The air had been chilly in the morning and I was overdressed by the time arrived a little after noon. Thank goodness the garden wasn’t so large that I would expire from