Directly under the south anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge stands the Fort Point Light, a lighthouse built on top of the wall of Fort Point.  It is the third lighthouse built at the fort, and at a spot more than 100 feet above sea level, it can be seen by sailors along the entire […]

After spending some time exploring the Presidio, we soldiered on to Fort Point.  Built at the height of the California Gold Rush, Fort Point was designed to protect the nation from any naval attack.  While it never had to rise to that occasion, the fort survived the Civil War, earthquakes, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The […]

Just like the deer, the squirrels look a lot different in California than in the Midwest.  Despite signs everywhere asking people not to feed the ground squirrels, all of the ones I saw looked plenty plump and allowed me to get awfully close with my camera.  This squirrel was quite photogenic, acting almost like a […]

Located on historic Cannery Row in what used to be the Hovden Cannery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium gives visitors the chance to peek into another world.  And in this case, that other world was just as busy peeking back at me.  The California Sheephead is found along the eastern Pacific Ocean cost, from Monterey, California […]

No, I don’t mean a more environmentally-friendly grilled cheese sandwich.  I mean the color, as in using greener ingredients as you explore variations on a classic comfort food. In anticipation of National Grilled Cheese Day today (#GrilledCheeseSandwichDay), we tried Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese last night.  Mmm mmm good!  As we savored every bite of our first […]