Some people think that the only trains available in California are the light rail lines limited to areas like Los Angeles County and the Bay Area. Riding the train for a long distance trip from say, Palm Springs to San Francisco, seemed like something only available on the East Coast. But you can take a train ride from Northern to Southern California. In this post I will share a few tips for riding the train.
Chronicles of various trips from neighborhood excursions to visits in far flung destinations and everything in between.
Baker & China Beach
It may be odd to talk about the beach in the fall season but the nice thing about living on the coast is that you get to enjoy the beach during the whole year. There are plenty of beaches in the Bay Area and I got to take some pictures of Baker and China Beach… Continue reading Baker & China Beach
Murals At the Transit Center
This blog post is about the new Transit Center in San Francisco. I took a few pictures of the place when it opened a few months ago. It is a three story building with a bus terminal on the 2nd level and park on the 3rd. The rooftop park the most popular feature and is often compared to the High Line in New York. There are plenty of pictures of this on social media but I wanted to share some photos of the murals painted on the exterior walls. Enjoy!
San Francisco 2018 Juneteenth Festival
I went to the 2018 Juneteenth festival in San Francisco a few weeks ago. It took place on Fillmore Street in the Western Addition Neighborhood. The event was well attended and I was able to get a few good photos. I missed the parade but I was still able to see the car show, eat delicious food and checkout some of the business in the Bay Area.
Photo Walk in North Beach
Drive to Monterey Bay
On a spring morning in downtown San Francisco I was waiting for the bus. I had signed up for a bus tour to the Monterey Peninsula located on the Northern California coastline, about two hours south of San Francisco. It was cold that day --which is typical for the weather along the Nor Cal coast --… Continue reading Drive to Monterey Bay
Travel Like A Local
One summer I visited a good friend of mine down in San Clemente, a beach town along the California shore in Orange County. It's a calm relaxing place that you would find in any travel magazine. Roads curve gently along homes set in hills rolling down to meet sandy beaches and vibrant blue waters. It was… Continue reading Travel Like A Local