Our trip into the Cascades is punctuated by road repair, RVs and diesel trucks, and punctuated by clear cuts. Ick.
Up in the morning, Beverly Beach State Park is quiet in the way that a nervous stomach is quiet. It is definitely time to hit the road.
Our Rogue River campsite was near perfect. The river is very pretty and the trees are big and shady.
There is a lot of California north of the Bay Area. We’d already come three hours north to Ukiah, and it’s another seven hours of driving to get to the Oregon border.
In 1994, Laura and I picked up and moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Madison, Wisconsin.
Treating myself to a day along the Freedom Trail in Boston. It was supposed to be a cloudy day, but as soon as I reached the state house (#2 on the Trail), the sun came out! A bit later at the Granary Burying Ground, it’s actually warm enough that I wish the trees were more […]
I took the ferry from Long Wharf to the Charlestown Navy Yard to visit the USS Constitution, but on the way into the yard, it was impossible to miss the presence of a grand, grey warship at the pier: The USS Cassin Young. Intrigued, I left the crowd heading for the Constitution and went to […]
We are in Gulf Shores, Alabama, for Spring Break. We rented ourselves a condo unit at a large complex called the Beach Club. We’re on the 11th floor, with nice views of the Gulf of Mexico. We are west of the actual town of Gulf Shores, wisely out of earshot of the spring break revelers, […]
The Fort Morgan casemantes were originally designed to protect cannon, but they were rarely used for anything more than storage of goods and sometimes housing for soldiers.
We took a round-trip on the London Eye on our last day in town. Great views from up there! The trip takes about a half an hour. About 1/3 of the way round, with my perspective of London shifting at a blazing 10 inches per second, I decided to try my hand at a time […]
We stayed near the British Museum when we were in London. We enjoyed passing through Russell Square every time we headed to the nearby Russell Square Tube station. (See the map below. There are other routes, but we always went through the square.) Russell Square a fine garden park, with an ornamental fountain in its […]
There’s something pleasing about the buildings that make up the Tower of London, and it was a great day for panorama shooting. I love it here. I could sit in this courtyard all day. It’s so modern in many ways, it’s a surprise to remember it was started by William the Conqueror 1,000 years ago.