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Exploring Catalina Island: A Journey to Avalon

Exploring Catalina Island: A Journey to Avalon

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in California | No Comments

“I found my love in Avalon, beside the bay; I left my love in Avalon and sailed away. I dream of her and Avalon from dusk ’til dawn – and so I think I’ll travel on to Avalon.” ~Al Jolson, Avalon The early morning sun was already casting an apricot glow over the horizon as […]

San Diego’s Balboa Park: Soaking Up Spanish Architecture & Climbing California Tower

San Diego’s Balboa Park: Soaking Up Spanish Architecture & Climbing California Tower

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in California | No Comments

It was a tale of dueling expos: Two California cities – San Diego and San Francisco ­– vying to host a world’s fair, the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. San Francisco won the rights to host the event, but San Diego refused to give up the idea and created an exposition of its own called the […]

Notes from Home: Life at the Edge of the Pacific

Notes from Home: Life at the Edge of the Pacific

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in California, Notes from Home | 4 Comments

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Cousteau “It will be like we’re on vacation!” my husband proclaims as we scroll through photos at the kitchen table, our dinner plates pushed aside, laptop front and center. An upcoming home remodeling project was forcing us to find […]