There was a gathering of Lakenheath Lancers in San Antonio over the weekend of 4-5 April (folks who attended high school at RAF Lakenheath, UK). Photos below and at: http://imageevent.com/getdown/lakenheathinsanantonio Don't take my picture!
I don't always trust what I read on TripAdvisor, but I do consult it when traveling. The Scout is busy in Sebastopol, CA this weekend, and I was curious what TripAdvisor would say about this bastion of all things local, organic and yummy. We drove out to Wild Flour Bakery in Freestone, and yes, the scones… Continue reading Sonoma County: Freestone and Bodega
Or to be more precise, O Santa Ynez Valley! I have a new job working for a large bureaucracy, but I can't tell you more than that because I signed something or other swearing me to secrecy. I haven't worked in many large institutions, and my head is spinning with wonder. If you take the… Continue reading O California!
If the genus is Walt Disney World, then the species is The Magic Kingdom. The Scout worked there the week between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, the time of year when the park swells from its typical 35,000 visitors a day to 70,000. Needless to say, it was hard to avoid people. If you… Continue reading The Magic Kingdom
Have been in touch with my friend N who lives in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin. She went on a business trip to Lisbon and reports it is très abordable. Or should I say peu coûteux? Great meals for 7 euros, four star hotels for 50 euros, nice people, interesting pavement everywhere. She told me that she'd been e-mailing… Continue reading Notes from Europe
It started in Vancouver BC, when I spied stuffed Frida y Frida pillows sitting on the couch in a loft. Then I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of days in New York City. Just like Anita in West Side Story, I like the Island Manhattan. At the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Frida's… Continue reading My Summer With Frida
I've been traveling again, this time to Boston (for the first time) and New York City. I've lots to tell, but for the moment, here are two photos. Stepping down into the Apple store on Fifth Avenue. Lost sock found at MOMA's sculpture garden.