There are giants in Northern California, and I'm not talking about the giant California redwoods. In an industrial area of Hayward, California there is a refuge of sorts for these giants that once seemingly dominated the land. While there are only a handful left, a few of the lucky ones have found a haven in … Continue reading Hayward, CA: Land of the GIANTS!
As a recent resident of Washington, I've only just begun to explore this incredible state. However, I'm already discovering some amazing and fascinating (and quirky and strange and...) roadside attractions. Here are some of those first discoveries: Attractions on the Western Section of Highway 2: As it sprawls its was through the mountains, over Stevens … Continue reading The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 1
California certainly has its oddities. After the surprising response of my previous post on roadside attractions in and around the Central Valley, I dug into my bag o' tricks to see if I had any others I'd left out. I discovered there was more weirdness here than I realized. With my move to the northwest … Continue reading Central California’s Roadside Attractions 2: ODD(itie)S & ENDS
Leavenworth, the "Bavarian" tourist town in Washington state, is ablaze with a multitude of lights. It's the holiday season and the town that likes to call itself Christmastown* is back with its Village of Lights from Thanksgiving through January 2022. This year though, there was something new added to the holiday lineup. Emerging from old-time … Continue reading Krampus Comes to Leavenworth
For anyone visiting San Francisco for the first time, one of the "must-see" highlights is a trip to Chinatown. After all, San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Having lived in the city (and over in East Bay), I've found myself playing tour guide to visiting friends many, many times. I've since … Continue reading San Francisco’s Chinatown– 3 DOs and a DON’T!