Archive for the ‘USA MAINLAND’ Category

Oklahoma City . . . from a Foodie’s Perspective

Oklahoma City . . . from a Foodie’s Perspective
Story by guest blogger Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. My husband and I were lucky enough to take a criss-cross-country pleasure trip. One of the first stops we made was, oddly enough, Oklahoma City. I say “oddly” because it’s not exactly a tourist mecca. Well, it should be! What...
July 6th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, DINING, OUR FOODIE | Read More

The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo

The 92nd Annual Livermore Rodeo
Story by guest blogger Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. My town just held its annual rodeo for the 93rd time. It’s a big deal around here, as you might expect a 93-year-old event to be. I’m not really the rodeo type, so although I’ve lived here for the last eighteen years,...
June 25th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, Critters & Wildlife, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Must Have Coffee & Beignets in New Orleans!

Must Have Coffee & Beignets in New Orleans!
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. A LONG TIME AGO, back when people wrote real letters with a pen and paper and mailed them with a real stamp, I was infected with the lust to some day have coffee and beignets at Café du Monde in New Orleans. I was living in Australia and...
June 15th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, COFFEE, OUTDOORS EATING, STREET LIFE | Read More

Lands End Trail, San Francisco

Lands End Trail, San Francisco
Story by guest blogger Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Along the San Francisco coast lies a stunning, unexpected bit of wildness called the Lands End Trail that stretches from Ocean Beach northeast to China Beach. Walking the trail through windswept cypress groves and tumbling...
June 11th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield, Ohio

The Blueberry Patch, Mansfield, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. NINETY MINUTES by car from Cleveland in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau is the small city of Mansfield, Ohio. Sleepy as it sounds, with a population of 50,000, Mansfield is worth the drive if you’re looking for a diversity...
June 8th, 2011 | TASTE BUDS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, HARVESTING NATURE'S BOUNTY | Read More

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna
By guest blogger Catherine Greti. Photos Copyright © Catherine Greti. Part 1 of this series covered Rengstorff House, a historical site in Shoreline Park Mountain View—part of the Bay Area, San Francisco—which my husband and I had visited on a warm April morning this year. When we revisited in May...
June 1st, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

The French Quarter: Alive & Kickin’

The French Quarter: Alive & Kickin’
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. WE TOOK THIS trip in 2007, but I couldn’t bear to leave these pictures in a dusty dungeon. New Orleans is something that simply MUST be shared. We visited NOLA two years after Katrina. Had we not known about the hurricane,...
April 13th, 2011 | USA MAINLAND, STREET LIFE | Read More