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The Last Duel in California

We live a few blocks away from the site of the 1859 duel between David Broderick and David Terry. According to a plaque on the memorial marker, this is the last duel in the state. On our walk with Daisy, I ended up in a “shoot-out” with my hubby. After the count of three, we […]

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California Eats

I called my dad about my first experience using the live chopper for a breaking news segment this morning. It was a crazy time. Thankfully, folks in the booth didn’t let me crash the segment (not the chopper…the actually show). My dad said I sounded happy. I am happy. I’m still training but I’m thrilled […]

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los angeles to california – day 1

Los Angeles to Chicago – Day 1 As I was looking forward to my new life in Chicago, I couldn’t help look back at the life I left behind in California. I was scared…..but excited to be following my dreams on the other side of the country.

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some fun in the California Sun…

mecury sent this link to me….SFGate: Day In Pictures

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Travel Theme: Cheerful

‘Tis the season for goodwill, cheer and other things that may give us the holiday feels. Yes? The holidays are beautiful in California, especially in San Diego. Before my ramen bowl, warming up at Underbelly in San Diego’s North Park. Brighter than the moon…moon…moon. Fireworks after an Angels game. Just let go. A blast from […]

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Travel Theme: Off-Centre

I tried to power thru my cold with a hike at Cabrillo National Monument. We got lucky with the weather yesterday. Storms clouded rolled in after our Point Loma visit. Read more… or Read more right here… » The leftovers from Hurricane Dolores transformed San Diego into Water World. iPhones and televisions buzzed with flash […]

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Photo Sunday: Profile

Pony profile walking by our table on Playas de Rosarito. Equestrian adventures cater to tourists, young and old, in Baja California. Entrepreneurs aggressively stalked new visitors, hawking hoodies, jewelry and fresh coconut juice. At our beach club: Two-for-one cocktails, ceviche and tacos. A Salsa-version of 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ (It’s Your Birthday) blasted away […]

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Photo Friday: Distant

Napa seems like a distant memory. I turned 37 in Baja California. My hubby and I celebrated with a wine tasting tour of Valle de Guadalupe. I loved the wine here. I think we could have spent all day at Vinisterra. The tasting room operator kept opening bottles. Another family enjoyed a cheese plate. We […]

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Robot Dinosaurs Rule the World

Some robot dinosaurs needed maintenance. We followed Huell Howeser‘s footsteps and stopped at Cabazon’s “world-famous” roadside attraction turned intelligent design museum. But first… T-Rex selfie! Read more… or Read more right here… » From the 10, you could see the T-Rex and brontosaurs at Cabazon Dinosaurs. One of my favorite scenes from “The Wizard” was […]

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100 Happy Days: Homecoming

A quiet homecoming to the Bay Area. Picked up our baby. I loved seeing her curled up, within cuddling distance. First meal in the US: California Burger from BJ’s. Finally – a lovely fireworks show. We watched it from our backyard. Day 55 of 100 Happy Days.

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