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.
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 coastal California mountain range makes it a fairly remote destination available only via Highway 1 known as Pacific Coast Highway. This drive is absolutely spectacular.
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.
Located just outside the town of San Simeon, south of Big Sur. The castle, or La Cuesta Encantada—Spanish for “Enchanted Hill” as it was called, sits high atop the local hills overlooking the ocean below. A tour of property is a step back in time into the historical items ranging from tapestries to ceilings to furniture all gathered from far off places that were world’s away from in both time and distance.
My favorite airline seat that I almost always request is the aisle seat. Getting a middle seat is my worst nightmare, I’m a tall guy, the middle seat is not good for me.
However, getting a window seat is to me like being a kid on a ride at Disneyland.
Staring out the window, seeing the takeoff, the landing, and the spectacular views from 35,000 feet is something that will always fascinate me. I fly every week yet it still amazes me every time that a large “bus” full of people can fly thru the air getting us to our destinations faster than any other transportation method available. Flying is truly great.
For the first time ever I got to go on a vacation with my sister. We thought about visiting several places like Florida, New York, or Canada and we decided on Cabo San Lucas Mexico.
I’d never been there before. Only been to Mexico City for an install once at Televisa Studios. My sister however has been to Cabo and other places in Mexico before and she speaks fairly fluent Spanish too.
We met up in Los Angeles where we flew out to Cabo on a late morning flight.
Location: 1 South C Street, Virginia City, Nevada
There is an old mining town named Virginia City that looks like it has been frozen in time up in the Nevada hills about 30 miles south of Reno.
The town has been a hot spot for tourists and motorcyclist alike for decades, especially during the annual Street Vibrations motorcycle event, where I first set my eyes on Virginia City while out on a local area ride my some buddies.
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This month marks one year that I’ve been living in Georgia since moving from California, and it’s been great, I still really enjoy living here.
That all said, this week I took my first road trip on the east coast to my next work site.
I drove from my house in Georgia heading up north to Oak Ridge Tennessee.
While working in Memphis Tennessee last month I got a chance to visit and walk around famous Beale Street, home of the American Blues music.
After walking around the street for a while, checking out both sides of the street and all the shops and restaurants along the couple of short blocks, my co-worker and I decided to grab some lunch and so we headed into B.B. King’s Blues Club.
A few years ago I had the pleasure and good fortunate to be invited to attend a friend’s epic party up in the hills of Placerville in California.
It was a fun filled afternoon and evening at a beautiful enchanted hilltop estate celebrating our friend Tim’s birthday and his annual Paella Party.