Wow! I’m celebrating 12 years of blogging on WordPress. In 2009 I started a blog out of frustration with life circumstances. Can you resonate with looking for someone (including yourself) who can genuinely appreciate creative efforts? My desire to reach out to the internet was in the hopes of […]
It may seem an odd way to build a road, but back in the 1910s when we were still figuring out this whole idea of motoring around the countryside, a wooden parkway probably wasn’t so crazy. This is the Rincon Parkway, which formed part of California’s State Route […]
Anacapa Island Waves and wind have eroded this five mile stretch of a volcanic spine towering three islets with sea cliffs, caves and natural bridges. With a distinct Chumash history, this set of islets boasts a lighthouse, giant coreopsis, sea birds, tide pools, and kelp forests. Santa Cruz […]
Released in 1972 by the band America, this was written by band member Dewey Bunnell, who says of the inspiration for the song … “It was 1963 when I was in seventh grade, we got a flat tire and we’re standing on the side of the road and […]
I feel a chill cross my back, as I climb the floral carpeted staircase to the third floor. I feel another one as I cross a sitting area and make a left into the hotel’s corridor. The hallway is dim. The dark, burgundy walls are illuminated by tired […]
The Beautiful Ventura Harbor is home to the Channel Islands National Park Museum and Island Packers, with daily boat rides to the Islands.
We played music, we sang, we created, and we hiked on Santa Cruz Island. This is one of eight of the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California. Why not, it was our 4th day off the bicycles and we like to have fun! The day before, […]
The Beautiful Anacapa Island Arch can be seen from the Ventura Pier and Ventura Botanical Gardens. The Island is a great place to dive!
Emma Wood State Beach is located along Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Barbara and Ventura. The area is a favorite destination for swimming, surfing and fishing. Catches include perch, bass, cabezon and corbina. We’re looking north towards Dulah, Solimar Beach, Mondo’s Beach, and Faria Beach. The park is […]
Ever since the pandemic broke out, I’ve been spending a great deal of time at home. When we do go out, though, it’s usually to a handful of places we know and trust. (Think: lesser-known beaches, wide-open picnic areas, gardens and hiking trails). When we do feel an […]