San Francisco’s Chinatown– 3 DOs and a DON’T!

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!

A Visit to Caruthers: Be It Ever So Humble… (And I Do Mean ‘Humble.’)

I remember a former co-worker of mine. I don't remember her name or even where it was that I worked when I knew her, but I remember her. She was a young Hispanic girl, kind of heavy but very sweet. At one point, I remember asking her where she lived. Without moving her mouth at … Continue reading A Visit to Caruthers: Be It Ever So Humble… (And I Do Mean ‘Humble.’)

Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 3 – The Conclusion

It was Saturday morning, August 28th, and our last day in Los Angeles. Amazingly we got up and out of the hotel at a decent time. We made a beeline for Cindy's, ready finally for another wonderful breakfast that we dream about between visits. Cindy's looked busier than it had been during our lunch and … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 3 – The Conclusion

Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 2

The next morning, we were lazy and late getting our rears in gear. The whole reason we stayed in Eagle Rock was because we loved breakfast at Cindy's so much. By the time we got ourselves up and out of the door...it was way too late for breakfast. So, we headed straight to Griffith Park … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 2

Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 1

Recently, my friend Erich and I headed down to Los Angeles for a quick trip. It had recently been Erich's birthday, so this was sort of his birthday trip. It was also my last hoorah in the city--at least for now--because I will soon be moving to Washington state and LA won't be nearly as … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Los Angeles (For Now): Part 1