2023 Washington DC Trip Part 1

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During our winter break, Holly and I took a short trip to Washington, DC. We usually don’t travel at that time and, weather permitting, often treat it as a 2nd Staycation doing some fun things around Philadelphia. However, in mid-November, … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 5

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Day Eleven (Sunday) Another day spent mainly in Carmel-by-the-Sea. We returned to out relaxing morning habit before heading to Stationæry for breakfast. We went there in 2019. Holly really enjoyed what she had, but I was more on the fence. … Continued

Carmel River State Beach with my Minolta X-700

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On our second-to-last full day in Carmel-by-the-Sea, we took a walk along the aptly named Scenic Drive to get to Carmel River State Beach. Last year, the river didn’t reach the ocean. After a very rainy winter, we were curious … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 4

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Day Eight (Thursday) We drove to Monterey for breakfast at First Awakenings. We had been there on our past 2 trips and have enjoyed it enough to make it a priority this time as well. After breakfast we drove to … Continued

Monterey and Cannery Row Photos

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One day, Holly and I found ourselves back in Monterey for breakfast. We decided to visit Old Fisherman’s Wharf despite having been there numerous times. It was nice being there mid-May when it’s not as crowded as it can get … Continued

Garland Ranch Regional Park with My Minolta X-700

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On our 3rd full day of the Carmel-by-the-Sea portion of our vacation, Holly and I hiked in Garland Ranch Regional Park in Carmel Valley. Carmel-by-the-Sea is on the coast and was mostly cool during our stay. Carmel Valley is about … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 3

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Day Six (Tuesday) We started our first full day in Carmel-by-the-Sea with breakfast at Carmel Belle which has been the place we’ve gone to for our first breakfast the past 3 visits. We usually get something on the healthy side … Continued

Point Lobos in Color and B&W

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One of our favorite places in the Monterey area is Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. We’ve been there a couple times before but still had areas we hadn’t been to. It’s a little difficult to plan exactly what we would … Continued

2023 California Vacation Part 2

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Day Three (Saturday) Our second full day in Los Angeles began with a return to Grand Central Market, this time for breakfast at Eggslut. Neither of us got the eponymous Slut (a cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth … Continued