Category Archives: US – California

What did we do in San Diego?

When the weather was good, we spent most of our outdoor time exploring. We didn’t always know what we were looking for, but we liked to keep our eyes open to see what we could find. The San Diego we … Continue reading

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One wrong move cascades into a big problem

Who wouldn’t want to observe seals and their little pups in La Jolla, California? We walked toward the ocean cliffs and, when we saw many tourists ahead, knew we were headed in the right direction. A staircase led down to … Continue reading

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The best in 20 years

The newscaster announced the desert wildflower bloom this year was the best in 20 years. The finest destinations: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Joshua Tree National Park. We looked at each other and smiled. “Let’s do it.” The next morning … Continue reading

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153 different birds

We took pills for seasickness at 5 AM, and we arrived at the San Diego Birding Festival to grab a bite to eat before we headed out to sea. Joe doesn’t do well on the water, but this was a … Continue reading

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Pursuing a hobby as we travel

We keep looking and listening for birds. In the sky, perched in a bush, hopping on the ground. Our enjoyment doesn’t mean we are particularly good at any of it. Still we love to search for birds. Our philosophy goes … Continue reading

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(not one but) two opportunities

We live on the road and are each other’s companions. The norm for us is to just have that one other person to talk with and share adventures. It’s not the ideal, but that’s just how traveling and living on … Continue reading

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Painting the desert

We had waited too late. Just at the point where we started to climb up the switchback trail at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the sun seemed to get hotter. We hiked back down to the desert floor. Why does it … Continue reading

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