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Today I took a scenic drive and explored some of the lesser-known beaches of The Bay Area. Most people here go to one of the many beaches in Santa Cruz, about 35 minutes Southwest of San Jose, but I decided to visit some of the beaches North of Santa Cruz. keep on reading »
I’ve driven one day and am currently in Denver at my friend Onye’s house. It’s a very lucky coincidence that Onye, one of my very good friends from college, is going to Stanford Law (in Palo Alto, 20 minutes from San Jose) at the exact same time as I am making this move. Our plan is to go to Park City today, Tahoe/Reno on Wednesday, and the Bay Area on Thursday. This move would be much more fun if my ragweed allergies were not pure torture. keep on reading »
On a trip across Iowa, I decided to take the highway instead of the interstate. It may have taken a few minutes longer to make the trip, but I saw some interesting things along the way. The highway I travelled on was the historicLincoln Highway.
Stuff like this is quite common along the highway, which makes me wonder how Iowa remains not a part of Jesusland
I was impressed to see that this cafe in Tama, Iowa offered free wireless internet.
Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama, Iowa.
Rialto Theater. I don’t remember where this was. I couldn’t get them to put my name on the marquee.
Late this winter, my roommate, the Basil Plant, died of an infestation of Mealybugs. The Basil Plant provided much flavor to many a pasta and red sauce dish. The Basil Plant will be missed.
What was the turn of events surrounding the demise of The Basil Plant? Well, one day I noticed that there seemed to be some sort of white mold growing on The Basil Plant. At first I wasn’t that concerned with it, as The Basil Plant was lucky if I remembered to water it before it’s leaves wilted. But there gradually became more and more of these talcum-powder like spots all over The Basil Plant. I had to look very closely to notice that these spots of “mold” had legs and could move around.
During my college years, I had the pleasure of spending a semester in Rome, Italy. The most amazing place in all of Rome, and in what I have seen of the world, is the Pantheon. Built circa 118 A.D., it is one of the Architectural marvels of the world. The 142 foot, almost perfectly spherical dome is supported by 20 foot thick masonry and is topped off with an oculus that permits light (and yes, rain) into the building.
Words can’t do justice to what it is like to enter this space. I’m afraid pictures cannot either, but I’ll give it a try.
In my many trips to Chicago, I have stayed a couple of times at a gem of a hotel called Congress Plaza. Rich with history, the Congress Plaza Hotel has accommodated Presidents of The United States, royalty from countries around the world, and David Kadavy. Looking around at reviews on sites such as Travelocity, there are definitely some people who don’t appreciate the distinct character and benefits of this fine hotel.