A stroll down the Walk Of Fame in Hollywood… Read More Walking the Walk in Hollywood
In 1988, our long adventure began when the two of us met in San Francisco, where we lived until we hit the road in 1992. This week, we returned to our old stomping grounds to do something we’ve never done before: hike across the Golden Gate Bridge together. Dennis previously walked across it and biked… Read More Gallivanting Across the Golden Gate
Hiking across Golden Gate Bridge… Read More Thinking of Mark Twain on a Spring Hike in San Francisco
Saving the Snake is a Middle Eastern fable about trickery and gratitude and learning from mistakes. It’s similar to a story from the Arabian Nights, as well as to our earlier story Anansi and the Story Box; it even has some similarities to the “Brer Rabbit” stories. We come to you from the Bay Area… Read More Saving the Snake
Los Angeles is not a city that you can explore exhaustively by foot, but you can exhaust yourself trying to explore it. We spent the better part of a day hiking 12 miles across the heart of town to take in two attractions. First, there was the Marciano art gallery, a huge warehouse-like facility that… Read More LA Art Slide
A village built by and for Chinese workers in the Nineteenth Century.… Read More Double Haiku: Locke, California
With an area about the size of Rhode Island, Joshua Tree National Park is a huge playground of natural wonders. The night before we went there, we had a ringside seat to the playground in the heavens, with a clear view of stars trekking across the sky, thanks to our camping spot on BLM land… Read More Joshua Tree Jaunt
Celebrating Disney with our son and Kimberly’s birth mother.… Read More Generations at Disney
The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch has much more than ostriches. It also has donkeys and deer and goats and rabbits and chickens and ducks, oh my. Plus some exotic birds called lorikeets. Even stingrays. And you get to feed them all, with special food provided. It was a hilarious experience, handing these critters their vittles… Read More Kissing Goats
A Comedy Club in Beautiful Downtown Burbank… Read More A Comedy Club in Beautiful Downtown Burbank
This post was prompted by a #TTOT discussion on Twitter on 2/26 about taking trips to trace your family history. This is a subject near and dear to us, especially for Kimberly, who was adopted as an infant and has done extensive research to find her birth family. But let’s begin with the instigating incident.… Read More Traveling for the sake of Family History
In India, the Holi Festival (or Festival Of Colors) marks the beginning of spring. Communities in many American cities have adopted and adapted the occasion, such as Riverside, California, where we attended the event this year. It featured music, dancing, yoga, refreshments, arts and crafts and a lady walking and dancing on stilts. And best… Read More Colorful Holi USA style
They call it the Miracle Mile Because of How it Was Developed… Read More They Call It the Miracle Mile Because of How It Was Developed, and It Has Nothing to Do with the Film Industry, Except That in L.A. Everything Does, Doesn’t It?
If you think a desert is a desert is a desert, you might want to give Guadalupe a try. With several challenging trails, this national park offers an amazing variety of desert terrain, in terms of both geology and biology. There are even remnants of history, including an old ranch and stage coach station. On… Read More A Loop thru Guadalupe
The Drum and the Tree is a Nigerian fable featuring talking lions and tortoises about the dangers of keeping the wrong secrets from the wrong people, and the problems that curiosity can cause. It’s thematically similar to Bluebeard, Lohengrin and Pandora. Check out this episode! This month finds us is Nipomo, CA, having just driven across… Read More The Drum and the Tree Podcast
Brooding roadside dinosaursat Cabazon Passprepare to duelover distant prize:Indian casino.
It was a chilly day in New Mexico with even a few snow flurries, but we didn’t mind because we were taking refuge with the bats hundreds of feet below the earth’s surface at Carlsbad Caverns. We spent a couple of hours making the big loop through all of the caverns that are open to… Read More Carlsbad Wonders
Like pinpoints on a battle map.Ecologist’s dream.Don Quixote’s nightmare.
Stonehenge and dinosaurs. Both are mysterious, gigantic, awe-inspiring relics of a distant past. And you can encounter both of them at Bamahenge, in rural Alabama. Dennis was in for quite a surprise as Kimberly drove to this remote location without explanation – he wasn’t blindfolded, but he might as well have been. Let’s face it,… Read More Dinosaurs in Alabama
Stand clear: these birds aredeathly territorial.They don’t play ostrich.
This post was prompted by last Tuesday The Road Less Traveled #TRLT talk on Twitter. See below for how to join the #TravelTuesday conversation. As RVers who have been around the block at time or two we have finally figured out how to avoid extreme weather for the most part. We are now on a… Read More RV Travel Experiences in Extreme Weather
You can still smell the scent of machinery and steel and oil. You can still see many of the tools and machines left in place, as if awaiting for the laborers to return from a long break. And you can almost feel the presence of the workers themselves, many of whom are long dead. You… Read More Sloss Vibes