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Sightseeing in San Francisco

San Francisco is a walkable city but some may find the steep streets a bit of a challenge. When we were there a couple of years ago with our parents, we didn’t do as much walking as we did when it … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Napa Valley

We stopped in Napa Valley on our way to San Francisco from Yosemite National Park. The view from that drive reminded me one of Andrew Wyeth’s painting, “Christina’s World“. I think it was the colour of the landscape. Tell me if … Continue reading

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Before the Golden Gate Bridge, there was Hyde Street Pier

Didn’t realize how much time had lapsed since my last post. I thought we could go back to California and finish off our tour of the piers in San Francisco. If you keep walking towards the Hyde Street cable car stop, … Continue reading

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A Stroll Around Pier 39 in San Francisco

San Francisco is known for its piers so, just like other visitors to this beautiful city, that’s where we headed on a clear day in August of 2012. You’ll find shops and restaurants and even a merry-go-round or is it … Continue reading

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A Quick Walk through Balboa Park, San Diego

With only an afternoon to spend in San Diego, we had to choose what we wanted to see and I really wanted to visit Balboa Park. When I hear “park”, I think gardens. Balboa Park is much more than just … Continue reading

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The Gardens at Huntington Library

The Huntington Library is one of my favourite spots in the Los Angeles area located in the San Marino. Not only do they have an impressive art collection (featuring some famous works such as Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy, Mary Cassatt’s Breakfast in … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Bridge

It has been awhile since I’ve written anything. Instead of writing, I’ve been immersed in reading! A few of the memorable books I read last year that I would recommend are Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan, The Dinner by … Continue reading

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