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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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Doing (more of) San Diego: Southern California, Day 10 (26 July 2017)

OK folks, I know we are starting to run way behind in the blog. This is partly due being on the road – well, to and in San Diego – for three days, and partly because our San Diego hotel’s wireless was woeful. I didn’t finish the last post until 1.30am because the connection kept […]

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Swallows and Sunshine: Southern California, Day 9 (25 July 2017)

Mission to see a mission Two things we love to do when we visit SoCal, besides see friends of course, is – no, not go to Disneyland, but to go to Joshua Tree National Park and Mission San Juan Capistrano. Given it’s mid-summer we are giving the desert-located Joshua Tree a miss this trip, but […]

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Hot, hot, hot: Sacramento, Day 3 (15 July 2017)

(Apologies to those who saw the early publishing of this post in draft form … some trigger fingers were at play!) The business of travel Due to a mix-up regarding accessing laundry facilities at our apartment, we decided to use a laundromat two blocks away, and it turned out to be a very interesting experience. […]

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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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