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

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Three

July 26 – 29 As planned, we set out the next morning on the bikes ready to explore as much of this bike friendly city as we could.  Heading north on the bike path two blocks away from the house to just shy of Burrard Bridge, then left along the shoreline all the way out […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Two

July 26 – 29 Sleeping that first night we discovered a couple of downsides to our Chic Airbnb, one correctible and one not so much.  The non-changeable was that in many homes on the west coast don’t have air conditioning (ours in L.A. doesn’t) and we were visiting during a very warm period of the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – San Juan Island, Part Three

July 17 – 20 Leaving English Camp, we continued south onto West Side Road, stopping briefly at one of a number of Alpaca Farms, the animals having been recently shaved to harvest their wool and keep them cool in the summer heat. Not long after that we arrived at Lime Kiln Point State Park, a […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – San Juan Island, Part Two

July 17 – 20 As planned, we took off the next morning on our bikes to attempt a ride around the island.  Turning left out of the resort onto Roche Harbor Road we continued north to the tip of the island, skirting its airport and making a brief stop at Roche Harbor there before turning […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Victoria, Part Three

July 14 – 16 With another glorious morning ahead of us (good weather would follow us the whole trip) we set out on the bikes on a route laid out in a cycling map that our campground host loaned me.  We’d end up with 26.5 miles in total and almost circle the peninsula. The first […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Victoria, Part Two

July 14 – 16 We’d opted for the in-camp breakfast the next morning which for us included the Belgian Waffles (1 waffle using their free-range eggs served with homemade berry sauce and syrup with whipped cream) and the scrambled eggs (2 free-range eggs scrambled, Canadian Bacon and 2 slices of homemade toast with homemade jam), […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Seattle, Part Four

July 10 – 13 We met Lincoln for dinner that night at Frank’s Oyster House and Champagne Parlor, just a couple of miles from our place and not far from UW, where he is a senior level administrator.  I first met him in the late 1990’s when I was the Director of the Student Union […]