Stopping by Pyramid Lake: In Praise of Getting Off the Beaten Path

October 3, 2022California

We must have driven this route more than a dozen times these past two years. Interstate Highway 5…the main artery between Northern and Southern California, and the delicate thread of a lifeline that winds its way to our two little grandsons, one born during the throes of the pandemic; the other making his appearance just … Read More

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign: LA’s Iconic Hillside Landmark

February 24, 2022California

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Bucket lists are a curious thing. There are the splashy, someday places we dream about that often take a lifetime to reach. And then there are the little aspirations, … Read More

La Jolla’s Coast Walk: Keeping Traditions on New Year’s Day

January 3, 2022California

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ~T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding I’m not exactly certain how it all began, but one New Year’s Day in the early 2000s, our family decided to head out on a walk along the La Jolla coast. As we welcomed a … Read More

A California Road Trip: Travel in the Time of Covid

July 27, 2020California

“Afoot and lighthearted, I take to the open road. Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” ~Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road The original plan was to fly. In the perfect world scenario that had played in my mind, our bags would be packed, and … Read More