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Exploring South Bay (1): Southern California, Day 16 (1 August 2017)

Introducing South Bay While we’ve visited the region known as “South Bay” before, somehow it was only on this visit that we discovered it has a name! It basically covers the southwest part of Los Angeles county, and includes 15 cities. The main ones we visited this trip – if I have it right – […]

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Yorba Linda countdown: Southern California, Day 14 (30 July 2017)

A burger-ing we will go … With our time in Yorba Linda running out, Carolyn was really keen for us (well, Len anyhow) to try a Californian icon, In-N-Out Burger. It’s consistently, she said, high on tourists’ to do lists. Not being a huge fast-food-chain fan, I was a bit sceptical but you never ignore the […]

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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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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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