Category Archives: US – California

Last Chance – choose wisely

We realize now we had frittered away our many visits to one of the most scenic areas in the country.  Now those visits will happen less often and – in a bit of a panic and with some regret – … Continue reading

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selecting THE name

Choosing a name – just the right name – is not at all easy. A long account can be spoken or written as a definition, but to name a person, object, or event requires finding the perfectly simple word or … Continue reading

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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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