Happiness is a state I am constantly trying to achieve. Double happiness is doubly attractive. We first visited after a hot air balloon adventure. I was starving after an evening of spectacular sights from among the clouds. Double Happiness delivered with classic Chinese dishes and great service. My current visit is after enjoying watching the […]
Each Hard Rock Cafe is like a rock and roll museum. I like to visit when it’s not busy so I can see the memorabilia on the walls. There is a Chris Cornell guitar and a motorcycle in this one. Lovely stained glass windows line part of the roof. I joined the birthday club […]
I have been in this parking lot before. Back when the world was younger and more innocent hot air balloons filled the sky. I followed them on my bike as they liked to land at my high school. When I grew up I wanted to ride in one and look from on high as some […]
Air was a mix of fresh sea breeze and earthy scent of an ancient forest. Summer’s heat was stifling but there was cool shade beneath the big banyan tree in Lahaina’s Banyan Tree Park. It was an amazing tree with 16 trunks and the canopy covered most of the park providing shade and home for […]
A lot of times I go to a bbq I don’t care for the sauce. Sauce is usually sweet, hot, or tangy. This place is different. Sauce here is one of the best I’ve found in San Diego. Just the right amount of sweetness blended with other flavors I liked but not sure what they […]
In 1931, the Santa Maria Club started a “Stag Barbecue,” which was held on the second Wednesday of every month, with up to 700 patrons attending each event. By the late 1950s, three local restaurants—The Far Western Tavern, Hitching Post, and Jocko’s were on their way to becoming landmarks of this style of barbecue. The Elks […]
Casmalia, CA. I look out the window at rows and rows of lettuce. There are some farm workers picking the ripe ones and boxing them up. On some patches of land grass grows and cows are grazing. I remember these same scenes driving up highway 101 to San Francisco when I was 8. It’s good […]
The sun was high in the sky, people lined up wearing bright red sweaters, festive antler headgear, Christmas (Holiday) themed tops, a sea of green, red and white greeted me. Gaggles and pairs of revelers showed up by car, foot for this event.