24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park certainly offered up a wide variety of weather and scenery this Presidents Day weekend. My cousin and her husband flew in from Chicago to visit and they wanted to check out Joshua Tree National Park. Our timeline was rather compressed, but we managed to see and do quite a lot in just under 24 hours. We departed San Diego around 9 … Continue reading 24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

Sometimes the vacation you had imagined in your head doesn’t develop as you thought it would, and that’s not always a bad thing. This was meant to be a trip where the primary mission was photographing some of our natural wonders. Inspired by landscape photographer, Thomas Heaton out of the U.K., I wanted to slow down, look for compositions, set up the tripod, and take … Continue reading Sierra Sunrises, Solitude, and Sorrow

Little Italy Mercato – San Diego

It’s been a while since I last made it to the farmer’s market here in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, so I made it a point to drive downtown this morning to check it out again. The Little Italy Mercato runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine, on Cedar Street between Kettner Boulevard and Front Street.  There are dozens of … Continue reading Little Italy Mercato – San Diego

Riding the Rails

Today was spent riding the rails.  Why?  Well.. Years ago the National Park Service partnered with AMTRAK and formed the Trails & Rails program to give passengers an opportunity to learn more about a region’s natural and cultural heritage from NPS volunteers who ride the train on certain segments of very popular and scenic routes.  Earlier this year, AMTRAK and the NPS agreed to add … Continue reading Riding the Rails