February 23, 2019

San Diego is one of those places that is famous for its mild, lovely weather.  For the 7 days I was there, it rained 4 days.  I'd planned to stay only 4 days, but since the weather wasn't cooperating, I postponed my trip to LA and stayed longer to enjoy some of that fa...

February 16, 2019

Palm Springs!  It's been my dream to get to Palm Springs for a while now.  Mostly, I was dying to see some Midcentury Modern architecture in the place where it is most well-known.  I also have an interest in old Hollywood and I know Palm Springs in a fount of great sto...

February 8, 2019

The Grand Canyon is not what you think.  Yes, it is a canyon.  Yes, it is grand.  However, you cannot even imagine it.  You cannot process it.  It is grander and more unbelievable than probably anything you've seen before.  I still don't think I am convinced of what I...

February 1, 2019

The same day that temperatures were predicted to be -21 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago, I was putting my new hiking stick to use by climbing up Airport Mesa in Sedona, Arizona.  It was probably about 62 degrees Fahrenheit.  The sun was shining.  It was pretty glorious....

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