Surf City USA

March 2020 Surf City USA is Huntington Beach California where the sun shines often and the ocean brings waves that surfers have been riding for decades. Some of the best surf can be found near the Huntington Beach pier which is why the US Open of Surfing is held here every year. Here’s a short…

Scenes from Cambria California

Cambria is a very beautiful place on the coast of California just south of San Simeon where the famous Hearst’s Castle is located.  The castle is about 2-3 miles north of town. I’ve been going here for years and have traveled by cars, trucks, RVs, and motorcycles. It’s a magical place of sorts with a…

Fresh Oysters, Bodega Bay CA

Oysters are good both raw and cooked but oysters are also a love or hate thing, you either like them or you really dislike them. There seems to be no in-between heh! Personally I prefer to have cooked oysters but raw oyster shooters are good too! The best oysters I’ve ever had were at Bodega…

Santa Rosa Creek Trail, Cambria CA

There’s a really nice two mile coastal trail loop in Cambria California called Santa Rosa Creek Trail that is part of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and takes you on a hike from the tree covered path along the creek to the open fields on the cliff tops above the beach. It’s a very beautiful hike that’s…

San Simeon Pier and Elephant Seal Colony on the California Coast

This is another in my series of posts about traveling along the California coast. I have been to San Simeon numerous times as both a destination and a stop over while traveling on my way up and down the coast over the decades. It’s one of my favorite stops, plus there’s Hearst’s Castle to see…

Scenes from Cambria California

This is another installment in my California coastal travel series. I’ve stayed in the town of Cambria often during my coastal travels up and down the state of California over my five decades of living there. It’s a nice little town with a lot to offer including some very nice restaurants and great beach access.

Scenes from Big Sur, California

Throughout the years, when I lived in California, I traveled to and thru Big Sur many times by all kinds of vehicles. My favorite was when riding on my motorcycle, which I’ve done numerous times. Big Sur is by far one of the most beautiful places on the entire planet. It’s location on a rugged…

Hearst’s Castle, San Simeon CA

Hearst’s Castle is one of the most beautiful spots in the entire state of California. I can say this with some kind of authority having been a resident of California for over 50 years living in south, central and northern California and having traveled and camped all over the entire state over the 5 decades….

Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food, Santa Clara CA

February 2014 Four years ago I used to work in the bay area a lot and one of my favorite places to go to lunch was a great unique restaurant called Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food located in Santa Clara California.