California

    Crab Cooker Restaurant at Newport Beach, California

    11/25/17 •

    The Crab Cooker lures seafood lovers by the southern California seashore. Boatloads of restaurants serve tasty seafood in southern California. But the Crab Cooker, located just about a block from…

    Hike the Indian Canyons of California

    11/08/21 •

    Most people think of Palm Springs, California as the playground of the rich and famous. But it’s also home to the loveliest palm-filled canyons in the world. I discovered this…

    Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, California

    9/07/21 •

    While heading through northern California, we spent a peaceful hour contemplating the beauty of the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, located in the Klamath National Forest, near Weed. Created by veterans,…

    Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, California

    2/16/18 •

    My husband and I really had a great time at the Riverside County Fair/National Date Festival in Indio, a town based in southern California’s Coachella Valley. This region is one…

    Gravity Garden, California

    7/31/19 •

    I found myself enchanted by tranquil Gravity Garden in California, a private sculpture garden located little more than a stone’s throw from Carmel, along the scenic Big Sur coastline. Wandering…

    Fern Canyon in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Northern California

    6/02/22 •

    Little-known Fern Canyon, located in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park north of Orick, was a highlight of a trip my husband and I took along northern California’s coast. The canyon…

    Western Sonoma County, California

    7/26/20 •

    Western Sonoma County, California is one of my favorite places. This coastal region about an hour north of San Francisco is filled with majestic natural beauty, lovely places to stay…

    Hike to the Waterfalls of Dunsmuir, California (1)

    2/27/19 •

    Waterfalls are abundant in northern California, but the remote town of Dunsmuir boasts two cascades that are easy to reach. Hedge Creek Falls is in Hedge Creek Park on the…

    Pioneertown, California: Like An Old West Ghost Town

    5/10/17 •

    Located high in the Mojave Desert, Pioneertown USA looks and feels like an Old West ghost town. But this unusual spot outside the town of Yucca Valley, California and Joshua…

    Abraham Lincoln Memorabilia Museum, California

    12/28/19 •

    I never expected to find an Abraham Lincoln museum in southern California. But the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands showcases the largest collection of Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia west…

    Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, California

    5/23/17 •

    I’ve never tried surfing. But I dove right into the sport’s history at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum in Santa Cruz, California, overlooking the famous Steamer Lane surfing spot. Housed…

    Guy B. Woodward Museum, California

    2/04/20 •

    The next time you’re in San Diego, I highly recommend a drive out to Ramona to see the Guy B. Woodward Museum, a fascinating collection of artifacts that reflect the…

    Hobbies That Turned Into Storage Unit Treasures – For Someone Else That Is

    12/15/19 •

    …Around November 2011, a man disclosed only as “John” to the media found gold and silver valued at around $500,000 in a San Jose, California storage unit that he purchased…

    Hankering for a Chicago Style Hot Dog

    2/29/20 •

    …as Arizona and California. http://www.portillos.com/ Superdawg Drive-in In May of 1948, Superdawg® was established at the corner of Milwaukee, Devon and Nagle in Chicago. Superdawg continues to be family owned…

    7 Reasons Hawaii Hates You (419)

    11/05/22 •

    …Hawaii is a US state? It’s about 2,500 miles from California’s east coast and has a completely different history than the mainland US. Until 1898, Hawaii functioned perfectly fine as…

    Yosemite Pictures

    6/08/21 •

    Earlier this year I took a trip to California. The first part of the trip included 3 days at one of the premier national parks in the United States —…

    You Can Switch Careers Anytime By Learning at Home

    9/22/22 •

    …experience to network. Instead, ask professionals. For example, if you are looking to start a career in geology, a professor from the University of South California, such as James Dolan,…

    Bonsai Landscape Styles

    7/04/22 •

    …to that of their native Japan, or the rocky coasts of California and Maine. Low, smoother stones with horizontal strata lines will achieve a softer effect, perhaps recalling the outcrops…

    How to Maintain A Bonsai

    8/02/21 •

    …but in areas such as California and parts of Australia, bonsai need shading against the hot sun. In cold places like Scandinavia, the north-eastern USA, and Canada, the trees must…

    Can I Be Sued for My IRA? (2)

    2/08/21 •

    …case I checked, the answer was, No – IRAs are not counted and cannot be taken in a lawsuit. If you live in California, hire an attorney – I couldn’t…

    Water ETF: A Precious Commodity Despite Its Abundancy (2)

    4/04/21 •

    …States Water (AWR) Companhia De Sanea (SBS) Aqua America (WTR) Layne Christensen (LAYN) Franklin Electric (FELE) Southwest Water (SWWC) Watts Water Tech (WTS) California Water (CWT) Calgon Carbon Corp (CCC)…

    Detached Retina: Can Now Often Be Repaired (9)

    5/19/19 •

    …be a factor. A California study(*) of 33 people who had suffered detached retinas concluded that the problem can be precipitated by highly stressful situations that cause a sudden surge…

    Strep A (Invasive Streptococcus A): A Re-Emerging Global Threat? (17)

    2/18/20 •

    …children, During an epidemic of chickenpox in California in the early 1990s, 28 children developed invasive strep A when their skin blisters became infected with the organism. Five of these…

    Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls, Fakes Situations (40)

    6/18/21 •

    …this deception include: “While filming in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains – an episode in which Grylls, 33, is seen biting off the head of a snake for breakfast – Grylls…

    National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Wyoming: Commemorating The Pioneers' Journey

    9/04/16 •

    California and Mormon Trails. The galleries in this 25,000-square-foot center really impressed me. They use life-size dioramas, multimedia exhibits and hands-on activities to educate folks about the thousands of people…