Category Archives: US travel

The Paramount in Oakland

Oakland’s Paramount Theater is a Depression-era movie palace which is a great place to see a concert, but also a great place to see a movie! You might also like: Rowr! Pecos Pueblo and Santa Fe, New Mexico

Oakland’s Paramount Theater is a Depression-era movie palace which is a great place to see a concert, but also a great place to see a movie!

Roaring Camp and Big Trees

A few weeks ago we went to Roaring Camp near Santa Cruz to ride the narrow-gauge steam train up the “mountain”. The train line abuts the Henry Cowell redwoods – I strongly recommend that you visit those as well (though the photos I took were all terrible, for some reason). You might also like: Turn It Read More…

A few weeks ago we went to Roaring Camp near Santa Cruz to ride the narrow-gauge steam train up the “mountain”.

The train line abuts the Henry Cowell redwoods – I strongly recommend that you visit those as well (though the photos I took were all terrible, for some reason).

View from the California Street Cable Car

This is a more or less continuous view of a ride on the California Street cable car, from Hyde Street to Sansome, taken in December 2011. Note the auto that passes around 1:30 – looks about the same vintage as the cable car! You might also like: Katrina: The New Projects City Walk: San Francisco Read More…

This is a more or less continuous view of a ride on the California Street cable car, from Hyde Street to Sansome, taken in December 2011.

Note the auto that passes around 1:30 – looks about the same vintage as the cable car!

Casa de Flores

Yesterday, after several (many!) weeks of hard work and other stresses, we took a day of rest: a yoga retreat with Victoria Russell Bell and a small group at Casa de Flores – which reminded me in spirit of one of my favorite places on the planet, Spankyville. We practiced yoga out under a clump of Read More…

Yesterday, after several (many!) weeks of hard work and other stresses, we took a day of rest: a yoga retreat with Victoria Russell Bell and a small group at Casa de Flores – which reminded me in spirit of one of my favorite places on the planet, Spankyville.

We practiced yoga out under a clump of redwood trees, where it was refreshing just to stare up into the soft green fronds, stretching far above us. And we had time to explore the garden, a lovely jumble of colors, scents, and textures. So (of course) I took lots of pictures of flowers.

Thanks to Vickie, Teresa, and Joe for a lovely day!