Category Cultural Attractions (Museums, Historical Sites, Etc.)

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Three

July 23 – August 3, 2020 As we left Garberville not knowing what the day would bring, it’s nice to appreciate now that although a long one, it was quite fun as we traversed the backroads of coastal northern California.  Our first stop of the day would be Shelter Cove, twenty-four miles away along twisty […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Eight

December 19, 2019 –January 30, 2020 Next up for us was just a half mile away at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center, a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. While the Bay Model is still operational, it is no longer used […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Seven

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We got an early start the next morning for what would be an eight-hour plus drive back down to Oakland.  Around lunch time we decided to stop in at Bartels Giant Burger where we had enjoyed a really good meal in 2016 traveling down the same route (https://3jmann.com/2016/07/20/west-coast-spring-swing-part-three/).  As […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Six

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We rolled back into town and arriving near campus parked behind the High Street Pub and Brewery, one of many outlets of the McMenamin’s chain of breweries and taprooms.  Founded in 1985 in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, it is still a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Five

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We arrived at the university midmorning, parking not far from the Erb Memorial Union as it being the first week of the new year, classes may not have been in session yet.  We entered a new part of the building, finished in 2016 as part of a 95-million-dollar project […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Two

December 19 –January 13 As it was a relatively short three-hour drive to Chico and check-in wasn’t until later in the afternoon, we joined Jessica for breakfast at one of our favorite joints in Berkeley, Sconehenge.  I’ve written often of this place so won’t belabor how good the food is and will just leave it […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Ten

December 1 – 4 Leaving the Trotsky house, we walked back over to Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo’s Museum and with still more time to kill, headed off in another direction in search of a Christmas market we’d heard might exist in the area.  We were on the hunt for a small angel for Sharon (aka […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Nine

December 1 – 4 I’m going to state up front that this would be one of those great travel days, one of many we’ve experienced during a lifetime of visiting people and places.  Nothing extraordinary happened but it contained just the right mixture of walking, touristy activities, and of course, good food and drink to […]

Mexico: Puebla, Part Four

November 28-30 We continued walking to the base of the hill, then joined a procession of other pedestrians using the sloping path to make our way up to the top and the Santuario de la Virgen de los Remedios (Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies) the 16th-century Catholic parish church built between May 1574 and […]

Mexico: Puebla, Part Two

November 28-30 It was another lovely morning in Mexico; indeed, we’d been enjoyed nice weather our entire stay with warm days, pleasant nights, clear skies, and no rain making for ease of travel.  Our first stop that day was at Cathedral de Puebla, facing the Zocalo and just around the block from the hotel.  We’d […]