Skagway, once a Klondike gold-rush boomtown, today thrives mainly on tourism. We’d been here twice before on Alaskan cruises, so we’d done many of the day excursions in the area. After spending all day yesterday exploring the downtown Klondike Gold
Our friend Brett was a groomsman in our wedding and has been a friend of David’s since college. He has always had an interest in Indonesian music and has been playing with a gamelan orchestra for more than 20 years. He has
We stumbled upon what initially looked to be an unassuming art gallery in Old Town Bandon-by-the-Sea on the southern Oregon coast. Once inside, however, we realized that it was actually much more than that. Huge sculptures filled the space, and when we looked at them closely, we realized that each of them was made from thousands of pieces of trash!
This past Monday, we continued our exploration of California’s redwood coast (and checked another national park off our list!) at Redwood National and State Parks. John Steinbeck called the redwoods “ambassadors from another time”, and he was right.
One of our “must-sees” in northern California was the tallest living things on earth are the Coast Redwoods, sequoia sempervirens. Sixty-five million years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the planet, groves of these stately trees covered much of the northern hemisphere. The ice age and subsequent changes in climate and topography eliminated most of these giants,
With heavy rain in the forecast for the next several days, I decided to spend the afternoon exploring nearby Patrick’s Point State Park, a densely tree- and meadow-covered headland that juts into the Pacific Ocean. The entrance to the park is just a few hundred yards down the road from Azalea Glen, so I walked there from our house.
We took a photo of the tree tunnel, and then checked out the Art Deco building. Why were all those antennas still here? On the right front of the building, we found our answer. We stumbled on an unassuming door, pulled the handle, and walked 80 years back in time into historic Radio Station KPH.
We wanted to visit family and friends in the San Francisco area and found a great RV park in Half Moon Bay called Pillar Point RV Park.
As I headed into the turn, I remember saying out loud, “I sure hope I don’t regret this.”
Danger, Will Robinson, danger!
Yeah, I regretted it almost immediately.
In our quest to see as many of the National Parks as we can, we researched Channel Islands National Park, to discover that you have to take a boat to get there and that it is comprised of several islands and that would take several trips to explore them all. So we opted to go to the Visitor’s Center…