California

  • 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...
  • 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 a brick house...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MondayMural | Found at Pismo Beach

    During my trip to Pismo Beach in the summer, I found some public artwork there. These Pismo Beach murals seem to echo the seaside vibes that a coastal town is known for. Come, see dolphins, surfers and all on the walls here.  Pismo Beach lies in San Luis Obispo County...
  • Solvang: A Danish Fairytale

    Solvang is one of those places that made me feel like I was in the middle of a fairy tale. To say, ‘in the middle of a Hans Christian Andersen story’ would be just the perfect way to put it. Picture this setting: Me (and the kids and the...
  • Found on walls of Stanford Church

    For today’s murals, we go back to Stanford University in California, this time to see the biblical images on the walls of the Stanford Church. Stanford Memorial Church was erected by Jane Lathrop Stanford in memory of her husband Leland Stanford. She wanted it to be open to all...
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