My Favorite Things To Do In Los Angeles
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  Westside Santa Monica Pier 3rd Street Promenade Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice Venice Canals Sawtelle Ave – Asian Food Getty Center Malibu El Matador State Beach Leo Carillo State Beach Point Dume Beverly HIlls Bel Air Hotel Graystone Mansion Culver … Read More

Antelope Valley – The Remains of a Socialist Colony at Llano del Rio
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Just off Route 138 in the Antelope Valley, immediately east of 165th street, lies the remains of the Llano del Rio collective, the once hopeful socialist experiment that occupied the land from 1914 until 1918.  The crumbling rocks and bare … Read More

Old Highway 80 – Buckman Springs Ruins, near San Diego, CA
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Amos Buckman arrived in San Diego in 1872.  A few years later, he heard of mineral springs east of San Diego, and in 1881, he moved to Buckman Springs, where he bottled water and built an eating house, a cabin … Read More

The Quick Guide To Los Angeles for Visitors
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Often people come to town, and they ask, what should I do?  So, here’s a quickie list – a menu if you will, of my favorite suggestions. Since the list is rather long, here’s my top recommendations: Downtown LA along … Read More

Sequoia National Park Photo Tour
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As you enter Sequoia National Park from Route 198, you’ll quickly see this Tunnel Rock which is very popular for photos.  There’s also lots of impressive unnamed trees as you drive further into the park along Route 198, or General’s … Read More

Guide To Touring Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks
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I have to confess, I’ve found that not everyone likes to travel the way I do.  I like to see as much as possible when I go somewhere, and I hate to waste time after spending hours getting somewhere.  So … Read More

Exeter, CA – Little Town of Murals Near Sequoia National Park
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I wish I had known about Exeter before I stumbled upon it.  A small town of 10,334 as of the 2010 census on Route 65, I stopped there just before taking Route 198 into Sequoia National Park.  Of course, I … Read More

Anzo-Borrego Desert State Park – Super Bloom 2017
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Spring comes to Southern California every March, but this year, with the surprisingly plentiful rain, flowers have been blooming in force.  No surprise then, that crowds have been flocking to the Super Bloom in the Antelope Valley and in the … Read More

Downtown Los Angeles – Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
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This is another place that I’ve passed many, many times and yet have never visited.  I finally went to take some photos, and I was so glad I did.   Seen from the street, the cathedral is oddly modernistic, and … Read More