Brad I the Banana Slug, First King of Fall Creek Ventured out to survey his dominion last week. Brad sped* to a vantage point. With great discerning, He carefully inspected all things concerning: Ferns ferning? Trees yearning? Trails turning? Creek churning? Check, check, check and check. But then, upon adjourning Someone** seized the slimy sovereign … Continue reading Mollusk Monarch Mug Shots
Have you ever started to say something, realized what a mistake you were making, and then successfully finished the sentence in another direction? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I've tried, but even when I've stuttered my way through a semi-coherent replacement sentence, there's always that feeling that the person listening can see right through me. … Continue reading What the Dickens?!
As mentioned in the review of the book What's the Difference?, this is a new feature of Campfire Tales comparing photos side by side to determine their similarities and differences. Today's topic is transportation. Let's start with similarities, "Bike Share Programs" in Italy and the United States. Italy is on the left, and I think … Continue reading Same/Difference: Transportation
"Children's book review? Come on, Camp Host Chad! Is this a tardy April Fools joke? Are you kidding us?" Not kidding. I bought What's the Difference? by Emma Strack in a Yosemite National Park gift shop for an adult friend who loves Jeopardy! Loves loves it. Watches it every night religiously. He enjoyed this book. … Continue reading Book Review: What’s the Difference?
What a beautiful day! There's still a little sunshine left. Wanna take a walk? Wow, I feel better. I hope you do too! Before we lose the light, check out this yard. I think the woman who lives here is waiting for her pirate husband to come home. I know women used to use curtains … Continue reading Roadside Art: Mrs. Pirate’s Yard
Previous Sagrada Familia Posts: Introduction Outside Inside
Now, if you'll kindly look up as you enter, you will notice... Seriously? You don't need me. You need the Audio Tour for this place. I don't endorse Audio Tours normally. (I'm not against them. I find them... limiting. "Look here. Look there. Absorb this. Absorb that.") However, this is my first point. The audio … Continue reading Spain: Sagrada Familia-Inside>Out
Can you believe I forgot to tell you about this place? Would someone please turn on the lights? Thank you. Much better. OK, there are two things I want to highlight before we go in, both about story. First, every detail here tells a story. At first glance -- it's impressive and interesting, but then … Continue reading Spain: Sagrada Familia-Outside>In
Quite by coincidence, I stopped to admire a statue this afternoon: While I've driven past that statue/corner many times before, today I decided to stroll by and read the signs and found out it is not a tribute to some male surfer. Amelia Earhart! In North Hollywood! I thought, "That would be a great post … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Amelia Earhart
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a trade show and dinner for free. The speaker kept lovingly referencing his home country of Spain, and then during dinner we were entertained by a Flamenco dancer and live music. I thought, "I wish I could blog about Barcelona again, but I already covered all that." … Continue reading Spain: Barcelona Checklist