Santa Monica Pier

After a day that had me reflecting on the many things I have to be grateful for, I decided to journey down to tourist central in Santa Monica, the pier.  Sometimes it’s a bit too crowded for my taste, but today I was really enjoying the diversity, the energy, the participants and spectators and just… Read More

Captured of Today’s Solar Eclipse

Living on the coast in  Los Angeles, I was bit worried this morning with the clouds overhead at 9AM – but as ‘full coverage’ arrived (well, 60% for us down here), the clouds parted way for this capture!  I would love to see full coverage, but since these don’t happen to often, I’m pretty happy… Read More

Sequoia National Park – Hume Lake Road Trip

(more images attached…)  Yesterday I headed north with my 16 year old son to attend Hume Lake camp.  We had a lot of fun doing a road trip together, eating cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes, then dropping him off.  That let a 4+ hour solo road trip on the way home for me, but made for… Read More

Shooting in Santa Monica

(click through for more images) Update from LATimes:  Still don’t have a lot of information, heard there was a murder/break in in #SantaMonica, that someone was shot or someone was stabbed.  But one thing was for sure, the suspect is still on the loose with police helicopters hovering overhead.  Heard them overhead saying “come out… Read More

Dominican Republic; Score International Day 1

We got into the Dominican Republic last night around 1230A and to our rooms, unpacked, and in bed by 2AM local time.  Being from California, that wasn’t so bad.  However, waking up at 7AM local time is another story.  I’m still yawning as I write!  Today was a gloriously relaxing day as we attended a… Read More

Temescal Canyon Hike

Today we went on a hike in Pacific Palisades through Temescal Canyon (https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/temescal-canyon-loop-trail) and had a great time.  It’s a 3 mile loop with some climbing, but not too badly.  Did most of the loop as a horsey ride between my wife and I with the little one.  However, the flowers were blooming, the waterfall… Read More