If you have found your way here, this is the main blog page. A wonderful list of my inane ramblings and photography from our holidays around the world and road trips across America. There may be even one or two useful posts hidden within, but I’m making no promises.

Enjoy

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

We left Santa Barbara mid morning and headed out on the coastal road through a very nice looking estate. We were soon up on the cliffs overlooking the bay

L.A to Santa Barbara

L.A to Santa Barbara

The drive from Anaheim to Santa Barbara took showed us both sides of the American dream, from the poverty of South L.A to the riches of Malibu and Pacific coast.

Los Angeles and Warner Bros Tour

Los Angeles and Warner Bros Tour

We then had a tour around the houses of the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. We saw Mick Jagger’s gaff, Michael Jacksons house (well the gates of it), Jennifer Anniston, Clark Gables,

A day of Disney

A day of Disney

Gotta say i’m impressed with my Wuss of a son ! Despite the pre ride nerves and panic he loved the big rides he went on and had it not been for inhumanely long queues we would of ridden them several times.

Los Angeles, Sneaker Shopping and Anaheim

Los Angeles, Sneaker Shopping and Anaheim

.. travelling through the Angeles National Forest. Yet again it was a gorgeous drive through sweeping bends, up and down hills and valleys and occasionally dodging Porsches speeding towards us ! Pretty soon we were dropping down in to Burbank and Glendale,

Lone Pine via Death valley

Lone Pine via Death valley

We thought the drive down from Mammoth lakes to Lone Pines would be a good one with quite a few stops at Towns along the way which looked interesting on the map. It actually turned out that most the towns

The drive from Yosemite to Mammoth lakes

The drive from Yosemite to Mammoth lakes

Again, not a lot to really report as it was just a scenic drive through beautiful scenery of mountains and forests, passing Lakes and cliffs and sweeping green meadows. I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time.

Bodie – a Californian Ghost Town

Bodie – a Californian Ghost Town

Nestled to the east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California lies the once bustling ghost town of Bodie., or at leat what remains of it. At its height in the 1880’s, Bodie had a population of 8000 plus inhabitants from all four corners of the world

Back to nature in Yosemite National Park

Back to nature in Yosemite National Park

The drive up to Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park was amazing. The roads were lined with pine tree forest to one side and stunning mountain ranges to the other, and on one occasion we had to stop to let a couple of Mute Deer cross the road.

Time to leave the city behind

Time to leave the city behind

After three nights in San Francisco its time to say good bye to the golden city for a few weeks and head inland to Yosemite and start our road trip. Our stay at the Hotel Zephyr has been a good one.