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  • The cheesiest place I have ever been to

    I had seen all those Tillamook Cheese ads. I had even picked up some of that cheese from the supermarket, a few times. So, when I got to know that Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon was open to the public and that it was a good place to take kids to, I...
  • Utah’s rocky deserts – II

    The Lights and Shades-of-Grey edition: As I went through my travel albums I found that I had more photographs from that morning’s (read post- Utah’s Rocky Deserts -I) Amtrak journey through Utah. It was interesting to see how light played on the rocks and bushes and created shadows as...
  • World’s tallest free-standing totem pole!

    A  few miles north of the Drive Thru Chandlier Tree is another tourist attraction literally nestled among  Redwood Trees of North California — a place called Confusion Hill (in Piercy, California). What drew us there was a structure that made it to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not list as the...
  • 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...
  • Snapshots from Santa Cruz, CA

    The very mention of Santa Cruz conjures images of its beaches, the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the bustling Santa Cruz Wharf and some rocky architecture crafted by mother nature herself. A few weeks ago, I spent a day in this seaside town and this was what I brought...
  • San Jose’s Happy Land

    Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose has opened its gates again and it is a riot of colours: there’s orange and yellow and green and red all over. From the metal sculptures at the entrance to the carousal, from the colourful buildings to the rides and the...
  • Oakland’s own little Africa

                          Oakland, CA has a little piece of Africa just off highway 580. If Oakland is closer to where you live, than Africa is, you might as well visit Oakland Zoo to experience a bit of the continent, in...
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