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Frying in Anaheim, California. A Scorchio Weekend!

Paradise Pier

We were practically frying in southern California last weekend, as the temperature rose over 100 °F (close to 40 ºC). Our main reason for being down in Anaheim was for our 8 year old daughter to see a live game of baseball with … Continue reading

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Sunshine weekend | Santa Barbara to Santa Monica

Santa Monica Pier

We’ve driven south from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles several times in the past year. One of our favourite routes is along the Southbound California State Route 1, on the Pacific Coast Highway. We always make a pit-stop at the … Continue reading

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A Magic Moment – seeing Endeavour

Endeavour

His eyes welled up as we walked into the large hanger, the Samuel Oschin Pavilion, holding Endeavour, at the California Science Center. My breath paused. The children stopped moving, momentarily. We stood in the presence of a real space shuttle! … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

September11th memorial

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Butterflies, Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Beautiful butterfly

It was an unusual overcast morning, with cooler temperatures than we have become accustomed to in southern California. We didn’t realise, until we arrived at our destination, that this would work in our favour. We’d planned to meet up with … Continue reading

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The Sky

The Sky in Southern California

In a few weeks time we will say farewell to a year of Californian blue sky. It’s as though you could walk into a paint shop and pluck that exact colour off the shelf. It’s been practically unchanging all year … Continue reading

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