Joshua Tree National Park

Reading other travelers blogs, just about all have mentioned Joshua Tree National Park.  We decided since we were in the area visiting family that we would spend a day touring the park.  We climbed several thousand feet to the entrance but once inside you could tell that you were in the high desert. The vista’s looking down were just magnificent.  We were…

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. The population is about 45,000. It is a clean and safe feeling city. It is also home to Cal Poly.  With the combine university influence and the proximity to the coast, this city has impressed us a lot. Denise did some research and found that the city has a…

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PCH-Ragged Point to Santa Maria

As we travel into central California, the temperature is cooler (too cool for shorts) and spring is now happening.  The landscape is a lush green and the morning fog off the warm ocean covers several miles in-land before it clears around noon. Splash Cafe-Pismo Beach We were driving on PCH through Pismo Beach which took us right along the beach.  The…

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The PCH-Santa Barbara to Lompoc

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara As I was researching things to do in Santa Barbara, there were all the usual things to do; tours, beaches, historical museums, all the normal stuff.  But there was this lonely article about an unique ice cream shop. The writer did a good job making it inviting and who doesn’t like ice cream. A quick history…

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San Diego-Many great things to See and Do!

We were not lacking for things to see or do.  We did the normal tourist type places like Balboa Park, Old Town, Coronado, Gas Lamp district, Little Italy La Jolla and Torrey Pines.  We fought traffic and crowds everywhere we went.  Denise and I both agree, we are not and don’t ever plan to be urbanites. Our best time was…

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