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Alcatraz aka The Rock

Alcatraz aka The Rock

Here’s the thing about Alcatraz. I’m a SF native but this past Saturday was my first time to the rock. You know how it goes, locals quite often do not see the sights in their own backyard. As much as I do explore in my area there’s very few places left that I haven’t seen … Continue reading

Sunday at Playland

Sunday at Playland

What is Playland (at the Beach)? Before my time it was a beachfront amusement park on the edge of San Francisco. Think Coney Island or the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This was back in the days when frolicking on beach was super popular in the US. We’re talking way back in the depression years. This … Continue reading

Lover’s Cove on Catalina Island

Lover’s Cove on Catalina Island

Voted “World’s Healthiest Marine Environment” by Scuba Diving Magazine, this protected marine sanctuary has a visibility of 40’+. Although my original plan was to do some snorkling, I didn’t brave the cold waters and kayaked instead.

End of the Year at Paso Robles

End of the Year at Paso Robles

Just got back from a now annual trip to Paso Robles area to celebrate the New Years or more like celebrate the end of the year. This is a major wine region located on the central coast of California next to San Luis Obispo. The movie “Sideways” with Paul Giamatti was also filmed here. Yes … Continue reading

Camping at MacKerricher State Park in CA

Camping at MacKerricher State Park in CA

On Labor Day weekend this past September I went car camping with my wife, some co-workers and their significant others. For those not familiar with the term car camping, it’s a camp ground where there’s a parking space at your camp site hence the term car camping. It makes camping much more civilized in that … Continue reading

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

This past October my wife & I decided to visit Catalina Island in Southern California. It’s a location I’ve heard of in the past but knew very little of. All I knew was that it was a small island a ferry ride from Long Beach. Little did I know that it had a rich background. … Continue reading