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Point Loma Lighthouse

This gallery features a little tour of the Point Loma Lighthouse on the tip of the peninsula at San Diego. I imagine it was a lonely place way back in the day, but certainly not these days. It was quite the tourist hot spot while I was there. ~SueBee  

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Opera in Death Valley

(14 photos) My friends, Aranka and her husband George, whom I visited in Pahrump, Nevada, earlier this week took me on a fabulous tour of the local area. On Tuesday, our destination was Death Valley. Driving through some pretty unforgiving land, there suddenly stood the Amargosa Opera House! I linked to their website for those […]

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Tour during wedding set-up, Heritage Square

(18 photos in gallery) I took a long-overdue tour recently of a place that’s fascinated me for years, the Heritage Square Museum near downtown Los Angeles. I arrived late afternoon on a very hot day, and discovered a wedding being set up. Our tour guide ignored all the wedding hustle and bustle; I guessed it […]

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Kat at the Grand Canyon

This past November, Kat and her boyfriend, Cameron, visited the Grand Canyon. It sounds like they had a fabulous trip, and in viewing the pictures Kat sent me to upload for this post, it looks like a fabulous trip, as well! They drove by car from the city of Orange in Southern California to Williams, […]

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At the Huntington, 2

Continuing from my previous post, the photos in this gallery further explore the grounds and a few more statues at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. ~SueBee

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San Gabriel Mission District, 2

(20 photos in gallery) Continuing from my previous post featuring the San Gabriel Mission District, the photos in this gallery further explore the exterior of the Mission. It was evening and visiting hours were over, so I was only able to see the grounds through the gates. It was interesting enough that I look forward […]

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San Gabriel Mission District, 1

(16 photos in gallery) Intent on avoiding freeway traffic on the drive home to Orange from the San Gabriel Valley a few weeks ago, I realized my detour would take me near the Mission. I also realized, in spite of growing up in Southern California, I’d never actually been there. With a quick stop to check directions, I made […]

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Aztec Hotel on old Route 66

When driving from my hometown of Orange a week or two ago, en route to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, I knew I’d have some time to kill because the Huntington wouldn’t be open until noon. So I detoured a bit, starting in Glendora and over through Monrovia, searching out old Route 66. I’d gone to […]

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Stepping Back in Time

I took a small detour on my way to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino the other day, sidetracking myself along part of the old Route 66. I’m fascinated by vintage things, historical spots, places that were and take every chance to seek out whenever possible. The pictures in this gallery, of […]

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Old Man Fig of Orange

Ever since moving to the city of Orange last year, I found myself fascinated by this enormous tree whenever I’d drive past. While out with Kat this past Sunday, we stopped so I could take some pictures. Kat’s posing near the roots so you can get an idea of the size.I was thrilled to see the […]

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Near Olvera Street

I was downtown Los Angeles this past weekend for the swearing-in ceremony of California’s new Controller, Betty Yee, and snapped these photos in the area of Olvera Street, the oldest street in Los Angeles. ~SueBee

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Catalina’s Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens

During my recent visit to Catalina Island, I took a little red trolley car (the Avalon city bus) and rode it through town and up the hill to the Botanical Gardens. I had no idea until I reached the top, walking an uphill, dirt roadway on a very hot day, that I was at the place where […]

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Catalina’s Famous Casino

(24 Photos) I took a walking tour of the famous Catalina Casino, designed in the Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival styles at a cost of two million dollars, and opened May 29, 1929. The building featured the first movie theater designed for pictures with sound, “talkies”, and the world’s largest circular dance floor. The Casino gets its name […]

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Showtime at The Muck

(16 photos) Kat and I spent a recent Sunday afternoon at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The Muck, in Fullerton, enjoying a classic car show and live band. Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys, who play Jazz / Pre-war / Vaudeville style music, were absolutely irresistible! The audience was enthralled, utterly captivated by the music and performance. I’m […]

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 3

(19 photos) As you may have noticed in Part 1 or Part 2, Oak Glen is a must-visit kind of place during the springtime. Particularly if you’re a Southern California resident who has grown weary of freeway gridlock, tract housing, crowds, and the heat! While the temperature wasn’t really any cooler than at home, being […]

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Eat Here! San Antonio Winery

(11 photos) It seems a dining recommendation is long overdue. While downtown Los Angeles at the Brewery Artwalk this past weekend, Kat and I visited the San Antonio Winery, two streets over from the Brewery. Not only do they offer free wine tastings (I’m certain they’re the ONLY winery still offering that wonderful service), but […]

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Brewery Artwalk Teaser

Last November I luckily stumbled on the Brewery Artwalk in Los Angeles. As I noted in my articles (Taste of Art and Exploring the Buildings) at the time, I was so blown away by the art and the buildings, I vowed to return. The springtime Artwalk is coming up April 26-27 so I decided to […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 4

This is the fourth and final installment of my wanderings through Silver Lake and Angelino Heights. Those who need to catch up, click here for part 1, part 2, and part 3. If you’re like me, you’ll spend some time trying to decide which house is your favorite. I’ve changed my mind countless times. I […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 3

My recent exploration of the Silver Lake and Angelino Heights districts of Los Angeles, as featured in part 1 and part 2, continues here. Please click on the gallery below and join me as I walk along the streets of Angelino Heights. You’ll see many different architecture styles, quirky features, trucks loaded with equipment for a […]

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Silver Lake to Angelino Heights, part 2

Continuing from yesterday’s story, my son and I arrived at Carroll Avenue in Angelino Heights, and walked the neighborhood. Getting out of your car is mandatory for the full effect. If you’re like me, exploring all the streets, choosing favorite architecture, pretending the place is your own…. Well, it’s a fascinating place, and even more […]

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