Found: Capitola mural in Capitola

Capitola Mural by Luke Lamar

Capitola in California’s Central Coast– in Santa Cruz county to be exact — has a lot of street art all over town. Having shown you some art on a doorway, a rain forest mural and the tiled seawall, it is time to bring to you you a two-storied mural of … Read>>

Door art : Found in Capitola

Capitola Village in California’s Santa Cruz County offers sweeping views of the Monterey Bay and shows you colourful buildings that you’ll never get tired of photographing. A walk through the village is always such a delight. I’ve been to Capitola a couple of times and can swear it is a … Read>>

Our World: Point Reyes Beach North

It’s winter here, the kind that is true to Northern California,with low temperatures and snow on the mountain ranges and foothills, and of course rain. This year winter seems to be serving California with so much rain that some areas in the state have tasted flood and many other places … Read>>

Monday Mural| Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard mural

This week, Tipsy from the TRIP returns to Monday Mural with the picture of an enormous piece of art from the ‘little Hollywood’ in Disney’s California Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. Let’s call it the Hollywood Boulevard mural, for now. I found this mural when I was on Hollywood Boulevard — … Read>>

Legoland at Christmas time

Legoland at Christmas time

Because it’s Christmas time and because we just got back from LEGOLAND, let me show you some holiday sights from the theme park. LEGOLAND California is decked up for the season — with some Lego-exhibits like a Lego Christmas tree and a Lego-Santa-and-reindeer. There are also some Christmas shows put up for the … Read>>

Carmel | Quite a storybook town

Carmel is like a picture you would see on a cover of an English classic: of a brightly painted door or an wood-framed window peeping out of a green facade of shrubs and creepers decked with flowers. Take a walk around the town and you see brick house here, an … Read>>

Yosemite | A scratch on the surface

Have you visited someplace and felt like kicking yourself for not getting there much earlier? I feel that way quite often and the last time that happened was when I was when I was standing at a view point that showed me Yosemite’s very celebrated Tunnel View. (To my defense, … Read>>

Things-to-do in Disneyland — Toddler edition

Disneyland was the place our sonny boy had had on the top of his travel wishlist for a long time. Even though it had been in the cards for a over a couple of years, it had to be put off for reasons like expecting baby no. 2, followed by … Read>>

Glimpses of the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’

There’s Mickey Mouse there. And Minnie and Donald and Daisy and Goofy. Then there’s Winnie the Pooh and friends and of course Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and the curious creatures of Wonderland. There’s music and food and rides and parades. It’s marvelous and magical; it’s fantastic and fun. I now get … Read>>

Vistas from California’s ‘Devil Mountain’

Several Springs ago, we had driven to the top of Mt. Hamilton and seen Santa Clara Valley from a height of 4,200 odd feet. Then last Fall, in what was like a follow-up trip, we drove up the same range, this time to the top of Hamilton’s little brother Mt. … Read>>