Category Archives: local area attractions


Road trip to San Francisco

In late February there was a string of sunny days forecast for the West Coast and I took full advantage of this in the form of a spontaneous road trip to San Francisco – with Blanca, of course!  […]

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Coast of trees and sea lions

This past Sunday we had one glorious day of sunshine and I was determined to make the most of it!  So I decided to drive north up the coast to see the famous Sea Lion […]

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Nature’s Coastal Holiday

Today was a bright interlude between rain events and I headed to Azalea Park in Brookings hoping to find stranger #8.  I only found two electricians who were working, so I didn’t want to disturb them.  […]

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Fall: Less light, more drama!

In the northern hemisphere, fall means that the days are getting shorter and shorter.  Those short days are then further darkened by voluminous storm clouds that can completely obscure the sun for days, if not weeks.  […]

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Cape Arago

Coos Bay is the largest city on the Oregon Coast even though with a mere 16,000 residents it would be considered a small town in more urbanized regions of the country.  The city is situated […]

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