Archive | June, 2010

Lavender Flower

The 10th Annual Sonoma Lavender Festival

When I think of lavender, I think of Provence.  At least that’s what all the home decorating magazines tell me to think. Not that I have ever been to Provence.  As a matter of fact, I am not even sure where Provence is.  France?  Let me check. Thank goodness for Wikipedia! Fortunately, you won’t need […]

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City Kayak

Kayaking in the San Francisco Bay

“Let’s go kayaking in the San Francisco Bay”, my son suggested.  “Sure” I said, “that sounds like fun”. After all, what could possibly go wrong? Because we were already in the City, using public transportation to get to South Beach Harbor and City Kayak was quick and easy. If coming by car, there is also […]

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A Shell at Crystal Cove State Park Beach

Crystal Cove State Park

Tidepools and fine dining have come to comfortable terms at Crystal Cove State Park in Southern California. Located on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway One) between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, pristine and preserved Crystal Cove State Park is the antidote to the expected SoCal fare of serpentine freeways, sprawling malls and augmented body parts. […]

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Entrance to the town of Upper Lake, CA

Road Trip to Upper Lake and Blue Lakes

My first visit to the small town of Upper Lake was about a year ago when a short day trip unexpectedly turned into an overnight stay at a drumming festival in the middle of the Mendocino National Forest. We fled the next morning and ended up in Upper Lake searching for breakfast and some blessed […]

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