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JP Patches & Gertrude Statue

JP Patches & Gertrude, Late for the Interurban

Many cities have statues honoring their founders, heroes, and statesmen.  In Seattle, we have a statue of JP Patches and Gertrude. JP (Julius Pierpont) Patches was played by Chris Wedes.  I hesitate to say “played” because in many respects the real person was lost in the larger-than-life persona of his television character.  His was the […]

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In Photos: California State Capitol Building, Sacramento

Capitol Building, Sacramento, California

Sacramento is the capital city of California and home to its Capitol Building, a classical revival style patterned after the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  The Capitol Building and its grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.     At the center of the building is the rotunda, which divides the State […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]