Monthly Archives: December 2014

Clear Lake Pelicans and Other Birds

It wasn’t just planes that were flying over Clear Lake. While the splash in was the reason for me being there as discussed here, I also saw a lot of bird activity in between the planes. A few were flying … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights

For someone who grew up in the UK, school sports take on a very different feel in the US. If you played on the high school team for anything where I grew up, the most you could expect of an … Continue reading

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DIA Terminal

Unlike living in Chicago where you had a strong chance of getting a direct flight to most places, I often find myself changing planes in other cities these days. Sometimes the layover is a quick one and others I have … Continue reading

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Getting Ice Cream

It was a warm day in Petaluma so what better to do than to get an ice cream. The parlor we visited had a great retro feel to it and, far more importantly, it had great ice cream. So often, … Continue reading

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Devon Energy

Energy is big business in Oklahoma. Oil and natural gas are a large part of the economy and, judging by the size of its downtown location, Devon is a big player in the market.   Until I went there, I had … Continue reading

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17 Mile Drive

It has been a while since I took a trip along 17 Mile Drive. The last time was when we still lived in Chicago and had a vacation in California with some of my family. Since moving to California, we … Continue reading

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Myriad Botanic Gardens

In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City is an oasis from the normal bustle of a city in the form of a botanic garden. This is not something on the scale of some of the other botanic gardens I have … Continue reading

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Super Moon (?)

A lot has been made of super moon events recently. While they have garnered a lot of attention, in truth the moon has been only fractionally larger than normal. Catching the moon low to the horizon will magnify it far … Continue reading

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Bricktown at Night

As part of the regeneration program that is underway in Oklahoma City, an area known as Bricktown is becoming a focus of development. It is a short walk from the heart of downtown. What was there before I don’t know … Continue reading

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Petaluma Cars

The California climate is certainly good for preserving things. There is no shortage of old cars in the state and many of them are kept in great condition. The fact you can use them year round probably doesn’t discourage the … Continue reading

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