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Red and Black in San Diego’s Botanical Garden

San Diego Botanical Garden

 

Bright afternoon sunlight not only set the poinsettias ablaze but also cast interesting and contrastingly dark shadows at San Diego’s Botanical Garden in Balboa Park.

Sleeping Seals in San Diego

Sleeping Seals in San Diego

Merry Christmas from Coast to Coast

Merry Christmas from New York City to San Diego

Photo locations (from left to right) Crystal Pier San Diego, Radio City Music Hall NYC, Pacific Beach SD, NYC Subway, Rockefeller Center NYC, NY Stock Exchange.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

As great as it was to be back in New York City (we really do Love NY), we have to admit that this time, it was equally good to get away. Over the past four years of travel we’ve mostly managed to avoid winter and, in the process, have become hot-house-flowers of sorts. Last weekend’s storm gave us enough snow and ice to keep us stocked up on winter weather for the foreseeable future.

And for all the bitching we always do about air travel – the ridiculous undressing for security, the cramped coach seats, the inevitable delays – we really owe it a big, fat round of applause. Thanks to modern aviation, we spent only a half a day getting from Central Park’s winter wonderland to Southern California’s bikini beaches. 

After spending two weeks in the cold, returning to the sun and palm trees we’d otherwise have taken for granted felt like vacation. It is nothing short of a holiday miracle. 

Big Trees and Spooky Woods

Humboldt Redwood State Park, California

There’s something humbling about being in the presence of creatures old enough to remember the Dark Ages, especially when they grow taller than the Statue of Liberty and thicker than a city bus.

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