After my early morning walk along the Old Fisherman’s Wharf, on the way back to the hotel with coffee for the birthday boy, a mama deer and a young fawn were stopped at a “t” intersection in a quiet residential neighborhood while I drove by on the right-of-way. The mama didn’t seem stressed at all, […]

When we began planning our 3 1/2 day trip to Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium was at the very top of our “must see” list.  After visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium (as recently as last summer) and the Shedd Aquarium (although it’s been a few years), we just had to see the largest aquarium in the western […]

Like the Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid helps define San Francisco‘s skyline.  When it was completed in 1972, the pyramid was the eighth tallest building in the world.  Its concrete foundation is nine feet thick, poured around-the-clock for three days straight. The exterior of the building is covered in crushed quartz which gives it its light […]

This gorgeous, young deer let me get pretty close while hiking at Point Lobos in Monterey, California last August.  I’ve encountered quite a few deer on the Monterey Peninsula over the years including this momma and baby walking down the middle of the street in town and these guys along the 17 Mile Drive from […]

Although it’s a two hour drive from San Francisco, Point Lobos is one of my favorite places to hike, and I’m always so excited when a trip to California allows me to go out of my way to visit Monterey.  This is an abandoned building toward the coast from Whaler’s Cove. On Today’s Date in […]