Tag Archives: California

Waste of a day

I was in Atlanta a week ago. Not being home meant I fell behind on podcasts and television. I was already behind on newspaper comics from a trip to Albuquerque and a part time job before that, now I’m more … Continue reading

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California: Even the babies take yoga.

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Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge

The date: 19 April 2008. The direction: Southbound Highway 101. The bridge is often used as a visual landmark representing the United States and a major tourist destination. This blog is meant to be about travel. Obviously, I can’t travel … Continue reading

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Thar she blows

Back in 2003, a new graduate student arrived with his girlfriend (now wife) from the east coast. Wanting to get away for a weekend, we traveled to an Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga, California. This is not the more famous … Continue reading

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Sensing a theme here?

Let us continue in the marine life oeuvre (I know I’m using that word inaccurately, most likely you’re going to go look it up anyway, so at least you’ll learn something). Here we have a Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques, … Continue reading

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More jellyfish

After Thursday’s look at the Moon Jellyfish, let’s see what another local species looks like. Instead of careful cultivation for pretty display samples, here are some less aesthetically-pleasing jellyfish straight from the ocean. The Black Sea Nettle (Chrysaora achlyos, wiki) … Continue reading

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The urban aquarium

Do people see aquariums as educational places to be avoided unless it gets them out of a day of school? I tend to see them as tourist destinations, something you must see when you’re near one. San Francisco’s Aquarium of … Continue reading

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