November 2011

Ina Coolbrith Park

by carbonboy on November 27, 2011

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A best kept secret in San Francisco – View from Russian Hill My schedule did not permit traveling “home for the holidays” and who likes to travel over the busiest holiday of the season anyway? So instead I drove to San Francisco to explore Columbus Avenue – that iconic link between Fisherman’s Warf and Chinatown.  Walking […]


Vikingsholm Disarray

by carbonboy on November 13, 2011

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Now with a few upgrades and renovations, I could live in this minor Vikingsholm structure Vikingsholm Castle has been a major tourist destination for generations. On my last visit, it was clear that the structure was in neglect. The State of California is broke and even the organization formed to save it is foundering. In […]


Summer is Gone in Sacramento

by carbonboy on November 6, 2011

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The sunny and mid-seventies days have left Sacramento for the season. We now have to endure periods of rain and mid-sixties. It is really rather pleasant. A single rose was in bloom when I toured the yard after the rain stopped and the sun broke through. The light was too intense to get a good […]