"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?
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
New Year's came, went. Goals: Dreamt. Set. Pursued. Missed. Valentine's Day: Chocolate, eaten. Lips, kissed. In a hot second, Christmas will be here. Have you decided where to camp this year? I must be kidding? Wrong! Don't take a chance, Reserve your campsite six months in advance. High desert, by a lake, near the ocean … Continue reading Reservation Reservations
I love traditions, especially during the holidays. Please tell me yours! I've been bingeing on mini-oranges lately; easy to peel, delicious, and healthy. After lunch today, as I peeled an orange to feed my addiction craving, "A" said to me, "In my family, we put an orange on top of the mochi, and then eat … Continue reading Trash Talk
In my last post -- (No, silly, not the post called "Humor" that had zero content that many of you clicked on, probably only to wonder, "What's the joke? Is this ironic, like 10,000 spoons without a knife?" Side note: Maybe all those spoons are for the Maniacs, in which case I say, "Keep hiding … Continue reading Camptivities: Apple Picking
I promise, I'm not one of those bacon fanatics. I like bacon -- but usually only bacon. Not "Something + bacon." That said, I absolutely love the double-smoked bacon from Mahogany Smoked Meats in Bishop, CA. My favorite dish to put it in is a Hungarian dish called, "Beans as in Somogy" from "The Cuisine … Continue reading The Smell of Camping
It's not easy being Green. ~ Kermit the Frog Is that so, Kermit? I'm guessing being encased in all that plastic can't help. Definitely doesn't look biodegradable. What are you doing in there, anyway?
"Hey look, a rainbow!" "Pretty!" "Not THAT kind of rainbow..." "There's another kind?" "Defintely, but don't Google it. One example: instead of nature's rainbow, a symbolic rainbow. A rainbow about saving nature!" If you get the chance and have any interest in environmental activism, drop by Rainbow Harbor (yes, Rainbow Harbor... coincidence?) in Long Beach … Continue reading Double Your Rainbow Pleasure