Anasazi Ruins of the South West

Anasazi or Ancient Pueblo People are ancient Native American people who lived in the Four Corners area of the United States. Native Indian tribes like Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Ute, Apache etc are all descendants of the Anasazi. The Four Corners area (south eastern Utah, south western Colorado, north eastern Arizona and north western New . . . → Read More: Anasazi Ruins of the South West

Four States here meet…

“In freedom under God, four states here meet”. This marks the only place in USA where 4 states meet. The states meeting at the Four Corners point are Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona.

Four Corners Monument is in the Navajo Nation and it is owned and managed by Navajo Indians. The Four Corners point is marked by . . . → Read More: Four States here meet…

Hot air balloons in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta began in 1972 with just 13 balloons. Today it has ballooned into the largest hot air balloon event in the world with about 700 balloons! The annual event is usually held in October. Cooling morning temperatures and predictable wind directions in a box like shape (known as Albuquerque box . . . → Read More: Hot air balloons in the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico

Let’s go fly a kite…

With the song from Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins movie playing in our heads (“Let’s go fly a kite”), we drove to Berkeley to attend the 2014 Berkeley Kite Festival.

The two day long kite festival is held in the Cesar Chavez park at the Berkeley Marina, every year since 1986. Admission to the event is free. But . . . → Read More: Let’s go fly a kite…

Hong Kong – The Pearl of the Orient

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China. It was a British colony since the First Opium War of 1840. I remember watching the news as a young girl in 1997, when Hong Kong was handed over back to China after UK’s 100 year lease of the territory ended.

Hong Kong is one of those . . . → Read More: Hong Kong – The Pearl of the Orient

Howdy Texas!

Texas was once the home to many Native Indian tribes like the Apaches and the Comanches. In the 1600s, the French had a colony in Texas, which didn’t last very long. In the 1700s, the Spanish began the settlement of the area by establishing Missions. The Mexican war of Independence made Texas a Mexican . . . → Read More: Howdy Texas!

Oyster shucking!

Tomales Bay is a narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in North California. The currents here make it very favorable for Oyster Farming, which is one of the major industries in this region.

We visited the Hog Island Oyster Company which has been raising oysters and shellfish since 1983. The farm in Tomales . . . → Read More: Oyster shucking!

Wish the Amish life?

 

Amish country Ohio

The Amish were always a mystery to me. I had heard about the group, especially their craftsmanship. But I knew very little about their lives.

During a recent visit to Columbus, OH, we drove to flea market in Holmes County, OH, the heart of Amish country in Ohio. Once there, . . . → Read More: Wish the Amish life?

‘Leaf-Peeping’ in New England

New England is the collective name given to the North Eastern US states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Viewing the fall colors in this region is on most travel lists. Our chance to make that happen, came in October 2013. Most people head to Vermont and New Hampshire during . . . → Read More: ‘Leaf-Peeping’ in New England

San Diego: ‘America’s Finest City’

San Diego truly earns the nickname of America’s finest city. We liked the pleasant city with good climate, few traffic jams and easy access to everywhere we wanted to go.

We drove down to San Diego from the Bay Area, with our 1 year old. This was our first trip to SD and the aim of . . . → Read More: San Diego: ‘America’s Finest City’