Category Archives: Travel

Greyhounds Used to Park – Now it is a Park

An overnight stop on our drive from California to Washington was Medford in Oregon.  There were a few aviation areas of interest in Medford and they will appear in the blog in due course.  (That may have influenced my thoughts … Continue reading

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Mount Shasta

The move from the Bay Area to the Seattle area involved a two day drive.  The first part of the drive north is pretty flat but, as you get further north, you get into the southern end of the Cascades … Continue reading

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More Pretty Coastline Than You Know What to Do With

Our trip down the coast included some driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. This is undoubtedly a gorgeous place to be. Each turn in the coast brings with it another lovely view of rugged cliffs and crashing waves. Add some … Continue reading

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Rocky Point Restaurant

A favorite of ours for a while has been the Rocky Point Restaurant.  Located on Pacific Coast Highway, it is not the greatest restaurant but it is so well located, you can forgive it many things.  On our trip this … Continue reading

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Abstract Earth Erosion

Driving south on the Pacific Coast Highway, I was quite taken by the patterns in the earth resulting from erosion by the rain.  The soil is obviously soft and so has worn in patterns that are quite striking.  I think … Continue reading

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Bixby Creek Bridge

Head south from Carmel along the Pacific Coast Highway and you will eventually come across Bixby Creek Bridge.  This iconic bridge is a popular tourist attraction and also the feature of plenty of car commercials and movies.  If you have … Continue reading

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Seven Gables Inn

Monterey Bay is an area that we have visited many times but we have always made it a day trip.  With the area shortly to be a lot less accessible to us, we decided to have a weekend down there … Continue reading

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Looking Down on DC

I had to make a quick trip across the country to D.C. recently.  It was only a brief visit so I didn’t travel with any camera other than my phone.  I originally thought the flight back was very early in … Continue reading

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The Sierras Finally Have a Lot of Snow

Since moving to California, we have been in a drought.  There has not been a huge amount of rain and, more importantly, the snowfalls over the Sierras have been very limited.  Sometimes I have flown over the mountains and they … Continue reading

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The Highest Waterfalls and the Valleys of the Wet Side

The Big Island has dramatically different characteristics as you move across it.  As we took our trip on the helicopter to see the volcanic activity, we continued up the east side of the island which is considerably wetter than the … Continue reading

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