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  • Through Zephyr’s picture window

    If Amtrak swears that a trip on the California Zephyr is a journey through one of the most picturesque train routes in North America, they really seam to mean it. The pictures in this photo-feature will prove just that — that this is indeed a ‘scenic route’. In the...
  • A date with Drive Thru Tree

    I turned another year old last month and I celebrated not with gifts and cakes but a nice long drive into some Redwoods. My birthday wish was to go see some redwood trees and having been to Roaring Camp and Big Basin earlier, we chose to drive north this...
  • Pinto Lake: Perfect for a quiet summer day

    A lake in Watsonville was not exactly on my list of places-to-see in California. But one day we decided to go strawberry picking and landed up in a farm in Watsonville. Once we were done with the farm activity, we had more time on us, so we thought we’d...
  • A first time at strawberry picking

    It was going to be a sunny Sunday, said the weather forecast. So we thought we should spend the day out; maybe visit one of the places on our constantly growing list of places to check out. Now if you live in the San Francisco Bay area, you are...
  • 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...
  • Capitola Village and its little Italy

    Have you been to a place you practically know nothing about and ended up being pleasantly surprised by what you saw, so much so that you thanked yourself for not having looked up the place before you left? That’s a long sentence but I just could not put it...
  • A lazy Seascape weekend

    It’s not very often that we decide to go away for a weekend and spend two days doing almost nothing. In fact, we have never done that after we moved to CA. Hubby had been slogging for a few weeks and desperately needed a break. Staying at home with...
  • A whale-watching adventure in Monterey Bay

    Whale watching. It’s been something I was kind-of interested in until I accidentally saw a video from a whale watching trip. I don’t even know where the video was shot; even if I had read the few lines that preceded the video clip, the place mentioned moved to the...
  • 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...
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