That first time I drove past farmland and spent a night in the small town of Santa Maria. Sweet scent of red oak was in the air as I ate delicious Santa Maria bbq.
Enter and Tropical Dreams looks much like any other ice cream shop I’ve visited. Look more closely and you can see and feel the difference. The employees radiate a warmth reflecting that island vibe the locals are known for. Waiting for my turn in line I also see them moving swiftly as a team to […]
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 […]
I’ll never forget the very first time I arrived in Hawaii, (1980 ‘something’) as soon as I departed the plane I spotted a whole row of brightly dressed happy people holding lei’s. So naturally I figured it was a special welcome for some other lucky person. Imagine my surprise when two of the lei holding […]
UCSD. Place was like a small town back in the 80’s. Main food choices were the Pub or one of the cafeterias. Then in 1989 the Price Center was completed at fast food chains invaded. UCSD Farmers Market started up in 2004. Held every Tuesday from 10-2pm. I went every Tuesday to write up this […]