Category Archives: Travel

Lake Balboa: People or Nature

Not being able to walk these days, I miss Lake Balboa. It so happens that I have a proprietary pride in it. IMHO Los Angeles is not truly a city, but there are some wonderful pockets, neighborhoods and parks that … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Punchbowl

 My husband likes to meander – which is to say, he can become curious about a road, an intriguing sign, or by some other influence not apparent to others … and then, off we go.  But even if you’re not … Continue reading

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Unhailed Treasures

‘til I met Greg and Julie I didn’t know about MOLAA. Most likely, you may have not heard of it either. But you should.                                                          mural at the entrance It’s not common to make new friends when you are in … Continue reading

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An Atheist’s Dillema: God’s Country and the Redwoods

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” John Muir quotes. ———————————————————————————————-——————————————————————- After posting some photos on FB, my friend Marck commented on … Continue reading

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Hollywood: Beauty and the Beast

 As mentioned in previous blogs, I live in the “land of shallow” aka Los Angeles, to include Hollywood – Hollywood, where everything is glitter, sparkle, superficial, and loud. It so happens that a couple of weeks ago I had an … Continue reading

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My Cruise and Green Bananas

Unlike my husband, I was not in love with our cruise. Don’t get me wrong. Everything was done beautifully. A beautiful boat, a beautiful cabin that included daily fresh fruit … great food, great service, many activities … Norway was … Continue reading

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Cruising 101 and My “Formal Nights”

So some of you already know that I went – somewhat reluctantly, on my first cruise, ever. My reluctance will be shared in a future blog, but right now I want to focus on cruising’s “Formal Nights”. First of all, because … Continue reading

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Just for today, I have this image of LA as an octopus without a heart.     So here’s my disclaimer: I live in LA and just came back from a short visit to NYC (5 days) and DC(4 days). … Continue reading

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