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Meeting the locals – Sandhill Cranes – Video

Here in New Zealand in our gardens, we get house sparrows asking for food.  In Florida, we had these two Sandhill Cranes going around the community we were staying, presumably scrounging for handouts.  We first saw (or maybe heard?) them over the road “trilling” to the people on the opposite corner.  When they didn’t get a … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Making it in Hollywood

Wekiwa Springs State Park – Florida, USA

We decided to take a day off from Disney World and head out and see some real Florida.  Our pick was Wekiwa Springs State Park due to the ease of getting there and it only being about 45 minutes drive from our rental villa in Davenport.  None of us had been here before and it was reported … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Would you like Windows XP with that?

Wordless Wednesday – I am a warm breeze…

Wordless Wednesday – How hot is the hot sauce?


Streetcars of San Francisco

I can’t see the appeal with the cable cars in San Francisco, but I love these heritage streetcars that run around the city. Compared with the super crowded cable cars, on these streetcars you can often find a seat and the price can’t be beat at only $US2.25 for an adult to ride.  In comparison, … Continue reading

Biking to the Golden Gate Bridge – San Francisco, California, USA

  Ever since our first trip to San Francisco back in 2011 I had wanted to bike the Golden Gate Bridge.  Mum vetoed it last time – spoil sport!  This time, I didn’t quite get to bike over it either, as we didn’t have time, but we did do a bike ride along the waterfront … Continue reading

Angel Island State Park – San Francisco, USA

On a previous trip to San Francisco I took a trip to Alcatraz.  This time, as part of our organised Adventures by Disney trip we got the opportunity to go to Angel Island.  The entire island is part of the California State Park system and access is via boat or ferry. I confess I didn’t know … Continue reading

M.Y.China – San Francisco, USA

One of our first group meals on our Adventures by Disney trip in San Francisco was at M.Y. China.  When they told us this restaurant was in the Westfield Mall, I instantly thought foodcourt.  I couldn’t have been more wrong! This is a fairly elegant restaurant on one of the upper floors of the Westfield … Continue reading

Muir Woods National Monument – California, USA

12 miles north of San Francisco is the Muir Woods National Monument, one of the few surviving stands of old growth Coastal Redwoods.  We visited on an unusually beautiful, sunshiney July afternoon and I’d like to say we had the place to ourselves but it was overrun with visitors. This is not getting out into … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Me after my last cruise

Wordless Wednesday – Do these glasses make me look smarter?

Chinatown “Year of the … ” Street Art Mural – San Francisco

Wandering around Chinatown in San Francisco last night, we stumbled across this beautiful mural of the Chinese Zodiac.  Isn’t it beautiful?   I’ll have a lot more on San Francisco coming up very soon, so be sure to follow 🙂

Wordless Wednesday – Anne Shirley, is that you?


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