Category Hiking/Walking

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part Four

A year later starting in the summer, of 1998 we’d visit twice as we celebrated my graduation from grad school at Loyola Marymount University.  We camped with Irene, Ric, Debra and others at a campground just off Tioga Road over the 4th of July weekend.  We’d L.A. late in the day and it being pre-cell […]

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part Three

As reported in the last post, a couple of years would pass before we would return to Yosemite, but once we started again our visits would become a habit, a good one to have.  In 1985 Rendy and I would backpack from Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley floor, hiking the 27 miles in four days, […]

Yosemite – Why Do We Love It So? – Part Two

My next encounter with Yosemite would come in June 1975 just after my graduation from Cal State Northridge.  I accompanied three woman I knew at the time (Sue, Coach Paula, and Julie) to Camp 4, the legendary walk-in campground known as the home for many of the world class rock climbers at that time. We […]

Yosemite 2021, Part Three

February 25 – March 5, 2021 Breakfast in our rooms took us into the later morning and the four of us then took off in the Highlander to drive over to the Equestrian center where we parked and began a short hike to Mirror Lake.  During the winter months the extensive shuttle system that operates […]

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 Three

November 28-30 After relaxing in the room, we ventured out for some souvenir shopping, not buying anything just yet but on the lookout for some pieces of Talavera pottery that we could purchase for gifts and for our own use. We located a couple of shops nearby but figured we’d wait another day before committing […]

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 […]

Mexico: Oaxaca – Part Two

November 23 – 27 Breakfast the next morning would become a reassuring and filling habit, a small buffet of fruit, muffins, bread, cereal, yoghurt and various things to drink.  You’d fill your plate and sit at one of the tables on the rooftop, the sounds of a waking city bubbling up from the street below.  […]

Mexico: Mexico City – Part Three

November 19 – 22 We left the Museo and found ourselves a place to sit and view the procession now coming down Ave. de la Reforma.  Much to Joanna’s delight, we’d hit that portion of the parade featuring legions of horses, the riders all decked out in costumes saluting their region, or the occupation they […]

On the Road Again 2019, Part Six

August 24 – September 6 As planned, we left late in the morning for the drive up to Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows.  The road is only open for a limited time each year due to heavy snow and is generally not accessible until late June or early July.  We’ve driven this way a few […]