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Exploring South Bay (2): Southern California, Day 17 (2 August 2017)

“Free” morning – and lunch While Trudy and Carter spent the morning walking their dogs, Len and I did some last-minute errands, during which we had a cuppa at the local Barnes and Noble Starbucks. I checked the shelves for a few Aussie authors, and found Liane Moriarty (of course – she’s big here), Charlotte […]

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San Diego and beyond: Southern California, Day 11 (27 July 2017)

USS Midway Museum Our last activity in San Diego for this trip was to do something new to us, visiting the USS Midway Museum. As it wasn’t opened as a museum until 2004, it wasn’t a tourist offering when we lived in Southern California in the early 1990s. The USS Midway was an aircraft carrier of the […]

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Summer day activities: Southern California, Days 6-7 (22-23 July 2014)

Reversing the norm For a number of reasons we reversed the norm this day, Saturday, and had a quiet morning followed by an active afternoon. Len and I started by lunching at a chain restaurant called Rubio’s, which describes itself as “coastal inspired fresh Mexican food”. We both had salad, mine a very tasty chicken […]

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Sailing and sightseeing: Southern California, Days 4-5 (20-21 July 2017)

Anaheim is not just Disneyland Muzeo On Day 4 we visited a new place to us – but not to Carolyn – the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Centre in Anaheim (which is most famous as the home of the original Disneyland). Carolyn had discovered the Muzeo when it had a very popular exhibition recently, Dressing […]

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Gold and flood: Sacramento, Day 2 (14 July 2017)

Back to Old Sacramento National Historic Landmark District and State Historic Park We started the day by getting an Uber down to Old Sacramento, as we’d booked a tour for 11am, and thought we’d visit the Sacramento History Museum beforehand. We’ve had some good Uber drivers but this one had a big smile on his face […]

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