Archive for the ‘California’ Category

Driving east

Posted by | Filed under Arizona, California | Apr 10, 2011 | Comments Off

Well, it had to happen sooner than later, I am driving east. I left Palm Springs on Sunday (4/3) after spending Saturday at a pool party which was not anywhere as much fun as I had hoped. Hobbling around a pool party is never fun. Even the dinner at a nice restaurant was only half […]

Hole in the Wall – my last hike

Posted by | Filed under California | Apr 7, 2011 | Comments Off

I had two choices how to drive through the Mojave; either, via the Kelso Depot, the straight line south or a slight detour to the east to the Hole-in-the-Wall. I had the feeling I would regret not going to the Hole-in-the-Wall since I was already so close. Off I went down the dirt road and […]

Birds and coyotes

Posted by | Filed under California, Nevada | Apr 1, 2011 | Comments Off

When one doors closes another one opens. After almost three months in the same place I am finally back on the road. It was a bitter sweet good bye. I got a nice send off from my friends, including a very sweet care package from Sandy consisting of bananas, apples, some tuna and bread and […]

A year in review

Posted by | Filed under Alabama, California, Nevada, Utah | Mar 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

The past twelve months have flown by faster than any other that I can remember. It is hard to believe, but it has been a year since I left New York City that cool rainy day in March. And now I am here in Nevada basking in the sun. I once again drove out onto […]

Last trip to the coast

Posted by | Filed under California | Feb 12, 2011 | Comments Off

Wow, let’s go down memory lane. I started writing this post way back in September and never got around to finishing it. Now I have to take a break from photo editing and what better to do than to catch up on my writing. OK, I don’t want to bore you with my coastal explorations. […]

It never rains in Southern California…

Posted by | Filed under California | Dec 20, 2010 | 5 Comments

No it pours. It has rained since Friday afternoon non-stop. I know that some areas need the rain, but three and a half days non-stop is just too much. I spent the weekend in Santa Barbara with Wayne and his wife Jeanine. It would have been nice if we could have walked around town without […]

Will I turn into a beach bum?

Posted by | Filed under California | Dec 4, 2010 | 4 Comments

From the Anza-Borrego desert to the beach. When I had my camper accident I asked myself why. Things always happen for a reason. I now know why. Without the accident I would have left Southern California a long time ago and I would have missed out on the great beaches and small towns between Oceanside […]

First day without home

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 30, 2010 | Comments Off

OK, I dropped off my camper for repair on Monday. The folks at Giant RV are doing their best to get me back on the road by this weekend. In the meantime, I am staying at a little inn in Julian – Julian Country Inn. I spent the afternoon exploring the town. It reminded me […]

A day full of contrasts

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 26, 2010 | Comments Off

I have spent the last two days in La Quinta at Lake Cahuilla and the surrounding area (Indian Wells, Palm Springs). I can’t remember the last time I have seen so many brick walls surrounding homes. All these gated communities with cookie cutter homes, golf and polo clubs. Driving through these towns was not particularly […]

Race to Deliver – West Coast

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 21, 2010 | Comments Off

Thank you to all my generous donors who supported me this year.  I managed to raise $1,695.  Unfortunately, I fell short of my goal to raise $4,000.  However, it is not too late if you still want to make a donation (click here). I ran the 4 miles with my friend Faith in Dana Point […]