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

A Liberation Remembrance

She recited the numbers in such a calm, flat voice that it left the listener to take them in and process the horror on their own time. I thought this PhD grad student… 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

Bike Curious Master Class – Protected Bikeway Oak St Intersections

Are you a bit nervous about riding your bike in traffic and wish you could ride in more places? Then you are in the right place today. My Bike Curious Masterclass blog series… 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

The Season for Giving…

to me…   I’m excited that I just bought a real camera….   But now I have a zoom lens!   Hello there little ducky-looking creature! I can see you now.   And… Continue reading