California Dreamin’-A Month’s (+) Itinerary

I love California.  I love its jaw-dropping coastlines, its fern-covered forests filled with giant trees, its world-class wines and sun-drenched vineyards, and the granite grey mountains hewn from the earth like slabs of marbled clay.  It’s a vast state filled with natural and man-made wonders.  I spent 50 days exploring it, and I’d gladly spend 50 more. 

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San Diego-Best Weather in the USA?

Balboa Park greenhouse

I like San Diego.  I’ve been here a few times, most recently just a week or so ago.  The weather then (late September) was hot and relatively dry which is typical for that time of year-typically it gets hotter and dryer as you move away from the beach  It’s almost always sunny, which is why San Diego is pretty consistently ranked as having the best weather in the USA.  But is it really so?

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They don’t call it Death Valley for Nuthin’

Asa pre-teen, I grew up in Arizona, and am an Eagle Scout to boot, so I know a thing or two about heat related illness.  That’s why I felt pretty foolish when I endangered myself and my wife on a hike through Death Valley recently.

Badwater Basin
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