If you have visited Alcatraz, the island penitentiary about a mile off the coast of San Francisco, you might have heard a tour guide talk about how painful it was for the inmates to see and hear the sounds of San Francisco just out of reach.  When I last toured Alcatraz, I experienced what the guard […]

The conference I was attending in San Francisco included an evening event at The Winery SF on Treasure Island, a man-made island in the San Francisco Bay with amazing views of the city.  We were shuttled there by trolley via the Bay Bridge and enjoyed wine and dinner in a beautiful venue. Here are three […]

No trip to California, even one for business, is complete without wine.  Fortunately this trip also included a trip to a winery with work and a personal trip to Napa over the following weekend. Here are three of my favorite wine barrel shots.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Wine Barrel […]

The Bay Bridge opened for traffic in November 1936 and has one of the longest spans in the United States.  Nearly 240,000 vehicles travel across the bridge daily.  A replacement bridge built alongside the original opened in September 2013.  It cost over $6.5 billion to build and is currently the world’s widest bridge. On a […]

In honor of my last trip to the Golden State, the first bottle of wine I enjoyed this trip to California was one from Lockwood Vineyard in Monterey. On Today’s Date in the Past: Tulips in Bryant Park Angry (Red) Bird You Might Also Enjoy: Other Monterey Posts Other Wine Posts  

Bryant Park may be a famous place to sit outside, enjoy the scenery, and play games, but they’re not the only option in America.  This is one of the checkerboards built into a table at the Yerba Buena Park in San Francisco. On Today’s Date in the Past: Addicted to Fashion Heroes You Might Also […]

A second image to share on Earth Day, and good reminder.  Better yet, use reusable containers and drink water instead of soda! On Today’s Date in the Past: Room with a (Limited) View Broken Down Barns You Might Also Enjoy: Other California Posts Other Soda Posts