Category Archive: North America

Hiking Through the Redwoods

Towering above us, these redwoods hug the Pacific coastline and make for wonderful companions to a day of hiking.   We joined volunteer docents for a guided hike in Big Basin Redwoods State… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – San Francisco’s Chinatown

Celebrating the lunar new year is a big deal in San Francisco. Otherwise known as Chinese New Year, the celebration lasts over several weeks culminating in the evening parade through Chinatown. The celebration… Continue reading

Exploring San Francisco’s Mission District

Our holiday plans were to spend a few days in a posh San Francisco hotel playing tourists downtown. Until we got the call to enjoy a free stay courtesy of Wilma. This sweet… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Big Basin Redwoods State Park

The trees towered above us, some over 300 feet tall! No trip to northern California is complete without a visit to the Redwoods. These giants hug the coastline and can be best seen… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – San Francisco Mission District

The Mission District of San Francisco is known for its colorful street murals depicting the neighborhood’s cultural heritage and political activism. Walking tours are available from Precita Eyes – a local nonprofit that… Continue reading

Christmas with Wilma

Or How to Vacation for Free. The plan was to splurge on 3 days in a posh downtown San Francisco hotel for the holiday weekend and fill our time ticking off a list… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Año Nuevo State Park

What an adorable face on this elephant seal yearling. California’s Año Nuevo State Park is visited twice a year by elephant seals. Once in the summer when they are molting and the second… Continue reading

Photobombed on iPhriday

I’ve been out exploring our new, new home in Silicon Valley – last week we moved south from Redwood City to Mountain View cutting Joel’s commute time in half. After dropping the Honda… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Savannah Georgia

Historic churches, restored homes, picturesque squares and, yes, tour buses fill the downtown streets of Savannah, Georgia. This spire is the Independent Presbyterian Church, one of many historic houses of worship located in… Continue reading

Picture Postcard – Bozeman Montana

Found this little treasure while wandering the streets in Bozeman. I was just struck by the playfulness of this front porch. I could envision spending time here chatting with the neighbors as they… Continue reading