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Valley of Fire, part 2

My fascination with this area of natural beauty, Valley of Fire near Mesquite, Nevada, continues in the below gallery. The petroglyphs were so interesting, and luckily, the design of the staircase that kept us a good distance away from the rocks meant very few people were able to deface them. ~SueBee

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned part 2

Continuing from my previous post, this gallery shows some of the interior displays at Fort Larned. I think it’s fascinating to see how people lived back in those times. I didn’t have much time to read all the descriptions at each room so I don’t have information on them to share, but I think you […]

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned

Historical sites always draw me in to explore, so on my recent visit to Kansas, I borrowed my son’s car and set off to see Fort Larned, home to the guardians of the Santa Fe Trail as the website states. Knowing the raw deal Native Americans got from our government makes visiting an old fort […]

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Sights From Kansas – Pawnee Rock

During my recent Kansas visit, Loren took me to see historical Pawnee Rock. The 360 degree view was great, but I was most drawn to the old graffiti, left by travelers in the late 1800 and early 1900s. Fascinating! Per Wikipedia, “Pawnee Rock is one of the most famous and beautiful landmarks on the Santa […]

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Selfie at Cold Spring Tavern

Today’s Foto Fix features a face-masked, long-haired me gazing in a window at Cold Spring Tavern. ~SueBee

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Cold Spring Tavern

Departing Solvang via Hwy 154, and driving past Lake Cachuma, I then turned onto Stagecoach Road, en route to the Cold Spring Tavern. They currently have limited hours due to the Coronavirus situation, so I arrived just before their 11:30am opening time on a Thursday. I’m glad I got there early as I could wander […]

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Faces at King Richard’s Antiques

In Whittier, a town here in sunny Southern California, there resides the state’s largest antique store, King Richard’s Antique Center. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend… pack a lunch, take a friend or venture out solo as I generally do, and plan on wandering about for hours while you’re transported back to a […]

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Sights from Crystal Cove, part 2

On what’s going to be another Extreme Heat day here in Southern California, a few more beach pictures seem in order. These were taken at Crystal Cove, south of Newport Beach. It’s such a wonderful spot! For further information on the  historic district there, check out this link. Per the website: “The Crystal Cove Historic […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 5, Garden District

The gallery of photos in this post features those I took in the New Orleans’ Garden District. I rode the trolley from my downtown hotel, then walked through this area of beautiful, old homes. Such classic architecture, stately and grand. Seeing someone walking basset hounds added to the atmosphere for me! ~SueBee

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Taste of New Orleans, part 4, La Fayette Cemetery No. 1

(31 photos) Exploring the Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the New Orleans Garden District, I was enthralled by the history, the tombs, the names… it was quite unlike anything here in Southern California.  I found the cemetery a bit eerie at times, with the clouds casting odd shadows, a homeless man with a very sad […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asked us to interpret Weathered. For my entry, I’m including a few pictures I took downtown Los Angeles of the very weathered signage and exterior decor of the Palace Theatre. Per their website , “The Palace Theatre opened on June 26, 1911 as the Orpheum Theatre—the third home of Orpheum vaudeville in […]

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Cathedral Canyon

(17 photos) While visiting friends, Aranka and George, in Pahrump, Nevada earlier this year, they toured me to some fascinating places. With Pahrump, being situated between Death Valley, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, some might think there’s nothing to see. Wrong! The area is dotted with interesting, unusual sights, one of which I’m featuring in […]

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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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