Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

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I am the wind, he is the wall

Facebook Twitter The man in the RV next to us sweeps the sand from his pad three times a day. Morning, noon, and night, on a schedule. What I see as a lovely encroachment of the beach melding the two of us together, he sees as a mess that needs to be pushed back. I […]

Lana Del Rey sings to me in Playa del Rey

Facebook Twitter   “I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality. Just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.”  -Lana del Rey   Facebook Twitter

Port Townsend, WA

Facebook Twitter Originally named “Port Townshend” for the Marquis of Townshend by Captain George Vancouver in 1792, it was also called the “City of Dreams” with the thought that it would be the largest harbour on the US west coast. Officially settled in 1851, many of the homes and buildings reflect the Victorian times of […]

Athens, Greece – Double decker bus around Athens and Piraeus

Facebook Twitter On Thursday, I decided to take the hop-on hop-off bus around Athens and Piraeus. For 18 Euro, I got a 2 day tour around the city with an audio guide. It seemed a little counter-productive since I already know the city so well, but I thought it might be fun. Thursday was a gorgeous warm […]

Athens, Greece – Along the waterfront

Facebook Twitter On our last trip, I didn’t spend much time down along the waterfront of Athens, so this was one of the first things I wanted to get at upon my return. The tram stops just 3/4 of a km away from the hotel so we wandered through the back streets up to catch […]

Santorini, Greece – Touring the Island

Facebook Twitter Santorini is the one place we picture more than any other when we think of Greece. The towns built up and along the caldera cliffs, with their blue and white buildings, overlooking the gorgeous blue waters. The island of Santorini lies in the southern end of the Aegean Sea, about 200km (120 mi) […]

Veg fest Vancouver

Facebook Twitter Harold and I took the skytrain downtown with my parents to Veg Fest Vancouver held on Granville street. It was a block long and was part of a larger cultural festival called Viva fest. The first block of Viva fest was all Sikh. We were amazed to not only see Sikh rappers performing, but also a Sikh motorcycle […]

Penticton and the Naramata Bench, BC

Facebook Twitter I’ve heard of the Naramata Bench so much in the past, it has been cemented in my mind as THE wine destination of the Okanagan. We had to backtrack to Penticton to get over to the other side of Okanagan Lake where all the Naramata wineries are and decided to stop on the […]

Osoyoos and Oliver, BC

Facebook Twitter It’s a rite of passage for a child growing up in Vancouver to make the pilgrimage to the Okanagan each summer. My very first memory as a child is of being in the camp-ground at the very east end of the beach, and looking out over the corn fields on the reservation across […]

Santa Barbara – The American Riviera

Facebook Twitter There are three state beach campgrounds by Santa Barbara. Carpinteria is 12 miles south of Santa Barbara El Capitan is 17 miles west and Refugio is 20 miles west. We chose Refugio this time, since my parents had just been there the month before and had enjoyed it. When reserving the camp site, […]

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