Destination: Big Sur, California (Part 1)

Wrapping up the short, three-day weekend trip in central California, my dad and I took a day trip to Big Sur, where we spent time driving along the scenic Highway 1 and exploring a few of its notable sites. It was a long drive from where we were staying, and although weather wasn't completely in …

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Happy Father’s Day 2022 (and Juneteenth)

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Today is Father's Day in the US, as well as Juneteenth. A double whammy of a day for holidays, but I'm not complaining! Besides getting the Monday off from work (thanks, federal government), I also get to celebrate quality time with my family. In fact, we're traveling for the long …

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Destination: Pismo Beach & Morro Bay, California (2022 Edition)

Just before reaching our accommodation for out two night's stay, we made quick stops at Pismo Beach and Morro Bay, two of the small beach cities in and around San Luis Obispo. It had been over a decade since I last stopped in these places: they're both mainly for tourism, for its surfing, boardwalk promenade, …

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Destination: Solvang, California (2022 Edition)

Following our time in Santa Barbara, we continued further up the California coast to Solvang, a popular Danish-inspired town that's nicknamed "Little Copenhagen." I hadn't been back in over seven years, and it was a short, but brief afternoon wandering the town and revisiting some old haunts. I also checked out Mission Santa Inés in …

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