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  • The Lone Cypress

    Called the Lone Cypress, this tree is believed to have survived in its rocky environs for over 250 years. This tree can be seen when you go on the 17 Mile Drive in Monterey, California. Linked to OurWorldTuesday Places near The Lone Cypress/ 17 Mile Drive You might also...
  • A redwood route for a hike with a tyke

    When you’re a parent, especially of children five and under, hiking is an activity you push aside thinking of the  hassles and the dangers that may come your way. Add to that the burden of those mom bags (crammed with snacks, diapers and extra set of clothes among other...
  • Earth Quake at San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences

    Earthquakes and California have a long and remarkable history together. California is North America’s Earthquake capital and San Francisco, California’s. Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have more reasons to worry if we don’t get our regular doses of tremors for the year. The Bay Area is...
  • Hayward Fault: My feet went there

    It’s not very often that one gets to stand on a fault* and know it too. If you are visiting the San Francisco Bay Area, there is a place where you can go and take a ‘my feet went there’ photograph while standing on a major fault – the...
  • A gourmet fete; of all things Garlic

    Less than an hour’s drive from the Capital of Silicon Valley* is the Garlic Capital of the World – Gilroy. Gilroy and garlic are almost synonymous. Gilroy, California is known for its garlic cultivation, garlic processing and its famous Garlic Festival that takes place in the summer.    ...
  • Golden Gate Bridge at night

    The Golden Gate Bridge at night is quite a sight. After a long time of wishing to see this sight, we visited the bridge on the Golden Gate Strait, recently and saw that sight too. That evening the Golden Gate Bridge looked stunning with all of its light and...
  • Family fun at Tilden Park

    Tilden Park: This place in Berkeley promises to provide you with activities for a whole day; and keeps its promise too. If you have kids and are in the San Francisco Bay Area, this place is perfect for a summer’s day. Steam Trains  at Tilden Park In this 2000...
  • Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden

    I remember the first time I saw Cherry Blossoms; it was in my mind’s eye. I was reading Memoirs of a Geisha and Arthur Golden (the author) had created such a beautiful picture with words that when I saw the movie of the same name a few years later,...
  • Japanese Tea Garden – II (Features and Symbolism)

    If you have ever been to a Japanese Garden, chances are that you will recognise one the next time you see one, just about anywhere. With their signature bridges, lanterns and Koi ponds, these gardens have ‘Japanese’ written all over them. The Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco also showcases...
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