A Day In the Mojave Desert “Geologyzing”

September 9, 2018

Living in Los Angeles one can quickly forget the natural beauty that exists just outside of our city. Just “north” there are landscapes, formations, and… Read more


Mammoth (Nothing More, Nothing Less)

August 25, 2018

Mammoth Lakes is not terribly far from Los Angeles (4 hour drive), but it feels worlds away. My folks joined us from Texas on this… Read more


…And Up North We Go!!!

May 31, 2018

We finally scratched the itch and headed north to find more historical markers (…and enjoy some lovely scenery, picturesque sites, and great weather). Our intention… Read more


Santa Clara and San Mateo: Silicon Valley and Nature Preserves

September 10, 2017

It was once said that “the coldest winter ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” (my fact-checker let me know Mark Twain did not… Read more


Death Valley (with AC)

August 23, 2017

We spent four days meandering into and through Death Valley and it was a trip of lows and highs. Some of the lows: 68 degrees… Read more


A Windy Week and Many Streets

April 5, 2017

I spent a week in Chicago for work and in between meetings and conferences I had a chance to take in the sights –and there… Read more


Find a Desert and Get Lost

February 26, 2017

Over the long president’s day weekend we found ourselves in Anza –a place that captivated our imaginations the first time we visited. We stayed at La… Read more


Boston in 2 days: all you can eat, all you can walk…

October 29, 2016

Ended up in Boston on a business trip and had a few days to see the town. What I did not realize was how close… Read more