It was a week and two days before Christmas. Lee and Dave had been throwing around the idea of making a quick trip to Big Bear for a weekend to experience a White Christmas. The initial plan involved Dave’s needing to head to LA to pick up his visa for a looming trip to Brazil. … More I’m Dreaming of a White(ish) Christmas in Yosemite
I don’t quite know how to explain what last week was like for me. When the weekend rolled around, I needed something good. What I got was a reminder that I love where I live. After breakfast at Cardamom, my favorite breakfast spot in San Diego, I ventured over to Mission Valley for some Christmas shopping. While I … More Ocean Air
One of the best parts of living in (certain parts of) California is the gift of the quality day trip. You know, the two-three hour round-trip you take when you want to get out of the city or get lost in a different one. I took day trips often growing up in the City of Orange… … More My Friend, Julian.
Rather than deal with Carlos’s champagne taste for taxi service again, Dave and Lee decided to take their beer budget on a walk to the bus station. It was a beautiful, tranquil morning. They enjoyed the shady road framed with bright green foliage and the occasional bought of wildlife. The walk grew long and hot, but they … More Finding Tranquility in Troncones
Let’s talk about Texas, shall we? As you (hopefully) know by this point, my parents moved to Waco, Texas at the end of June. I was nervous for my first visit. I hadn’t exactly heard rave reviews about the place. I couldn’t even really find much in the way of online reviews of things to … More Everything’s Bigger
Day Three began decidedly more smoothly for the young couple than the previous. Their excitement over what the day might bring stirred them awake and refreshed at an early hour. They hurried out of their hotel in search of coffee, knowing better than to begin another day without making caffeine a priority. They happened upon … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 3.
The couple awoke feeling groggy, hungry, and excited. It was el día de las pirámides. They researched how to get to the pyramids at Teotihuacán online, but one of the many concierges in the bright, crowded lobby (a stark contrast to the lobby of the night before) redirected them. They were to board the metro … More Are you kidding me, Mexico City? Part 2.