Category United States

Airplane Views

On the way home from my holiday (San Jose, CA), I captured some pretty spectacular images from the plane. Looking out above the clouds has always fascinated me, but this time the views were pretty special.

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Pacifica, CA

To round out my recent coastal excursion, my mom and I drove to Pacifica, California for a fun day of exploration. Here are a few photos of the coast with a beautiful golden light on the horizon.
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Monterey Coast Tide Pools

On my recent holiday trip to the San Francisco Bay Area, I took a day trip to the coast with a dear friend. We stopped at various beaches near Asilomar in Monterey and explored the lively tide pools, filled with…

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Sacramento, California

Though we only stopped for an hour or so, I’m sure I could easily lose time in Sacramento’s parks, unique shops and cafes, and it’s fascinating street art. We grabbed a second cup of wakey juice for the day at…

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Auburn, California

The town of Auburn, known for it’s Gold Rush history, is a pleasant day-trip option. Historic buildings and a courthouse from the late 1800’s add to it’s character, and it offers plenty of shopping options. At the crossroads of Sacramento…

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Courthouse Coffee in Auburn

After a long haul from Salt Lake–straight through Nevada and into California–we stopped for the night in Truckee. The tall pines were a welcome sight as we wove through the Sierra Mountains. When we reached Auburn, Courthouse Coffee, across the…

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Bonneville Salt Flats

Departing from the city, we arced around the Great Salt Lake and into the salt flats. Along the way, is this intriguing tower. This 87-foot-tall sculpture, titled Metaphor: The Tree of Utah, was created by the Swedish artist Karl Momen…

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Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City seems to me very placid and safe. The neighborhoods as well as the downtown area appeared calm and clean. Also, Salt Lake City’s light rail system offers a Free Fare Zone within the downtown area. For dinner,…

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