Riley’s Farm at Oak Glen

Riley’s Farm at Oak Glen

I went out to dinner last weekend, more specifically to a dinner theatre.  I don’t usually attend such things.  In fact I can’t recall the last time I tried this.  But I was feeling like something different, an adventure, so I roped a friend into going with me to Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen.

This adventure was

Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre

I went to Sierra Madre a couple days ago.  I used to live there about thirty years ago and still drive through whenever I can.  I just like it.  It’s a small town (population about 10,000) nestled right up against the San Gabriel Mountains and just to the east of Pasadena.  I suppose one would

Death Valley Places

Death Valley Places

In this second segment about my recent trip to Death Valley National Park I want to talk about some of the iconic places within the park that my daughter and I visited.  Many sites I had considered ahead of time with the help of friends who had been there before.  Others were serendipitous.

One such unexpected outing occurred the first morning before dawn.  Halley and I wandered a couple miles east of Stovepipe Wells to the Sand Dunes.  We didn’t know

Solvang, Just a Glimpse

Solvang, Just a Glimpse

Solvang is a small town about 35 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California.  It is best known as “that Danish town” and indeed tourism is its chief industry.  The village has modeled itself on similar towns in Denmark.  The traveler is expected to get that “Old Country” feeling about the place.  And people