Category Archives: California

2016 – The Good Times

To misquote Charles Dickens, “It was the worst of times, but with many good times.” It has been a crazy, difficult year, but we had some wonderful travels. I share them with you on this day, December 31, 2016. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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Waves and beaches in Carmel-by the Sea

It is already April and in Minnesota it is cloudy, rainy and chilly. So if anyone else longs for the ocean you can join me in enjoying these pictures we took in February. I love the gray ghost in this one. … Continue reading

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Musings while Traveling – 3/24/16

On this windy, snowy, Minnesota day I am tidying up my loft writing room. I am quiet and sorrowful about the horrors of yesterday, in Brussels and in Turkey over the weekend. I move objects on my shelves and discover things … Continue reading

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Winter in Carmel-by-the-Sea – Clouds, Birds and Nature

As we take small steps into spring we end our stay in Carmel. What we saw this winter  was the sky filled with clouds that looked like an artist’s sketch. We watched huge waves break on the shore, sucking the sandy … Continue reading

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Sights on the Monterey Peninsula

Happy 2016. I am lucky enough to spend the end of each year in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Here are some of the sights I have enjoyed. For the first time in four years there were storms and the sea turned rough … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog’s Life in Carmel by the Sea

I remember the family dogs of my youth, in the small town of Messina, South Africa. They all lived outside, where they ran around and got all the exercise they needed. They were well fed, received rabies shots, got into … Continue reading

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“Where’s Ocean?” – That is the question in Carmel by the Sea.

A few days ago we were taking a walk on a path along Scenic Avenue in Carmel CA. It is called Scenic because of this view Two Japanese tourists walked towards us, stopped and the man asked, “Where Ocean?” If … Continue reading

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