UNESCO and World Heritage Sites explained, along with some tracking of our own exploits hunting down these amazing places.
While Lori was busy getting oriented and such for her new job, Noe and I hit the streets of Brussels…then after a brief ten minutes, turned around. The goal was to get a coffee at the corner cafe at the […]
Happy Year of the Monkey! This month marks one year in Portland for us, and our second Chinese New Years celebration at Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland. As I explained in our last post looking back at our 2015 visits to Portland’s Chinese […]
I’m not sure exactly how I first learned of the Portland Classical Chinese Garden that is Lan Su. Neither family nor friends living in the Portland area knew of the place and Lori and I hadn’t ever heard of anyone talk about […]
The last day of our “Babymoon” California coast road trip began in San Diego and ended 200 miles and 4,000 feet in elevation on the summit of the notorious Grapevine, covering 95% of the mileage after sunset. It would have been a […]
Ah. San Diego. Good to be back. It’s been about 12 years since my last visit and to my eyes the city has changed very little — which is a very good thing. Why mess with perfection, right? Of course […]
Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded twice, about a year apart from one another. Yet, it was a significant year that saw a collection of 13 British colonies form an independent federation. Originally founded in October 1775 closer to San Diego, […]
It was a short drive from Mission La Purisima in Lompoc to Santa Barbara (Google Maps says an hour), but we still managed to get in about an hour before sunset. After leaving La Purisima, we headed into Lompoc and […]