Little Saigon didn’t really look like much, it looks like a strip mall. My San Diego cousin was puzzled why I asked her mom and brother to take us there. When I travel I like to get in there, see every nook and cranny. July 4 2021, we went to Philly and while we waited for our train home, a Vietnam War vet started chatting with us. He got me in the mood to learn about the Vietnam War. I tried reading about it a few times over the years but wasn’t in the mood. That’s why I love traveling… meeting strangers that I’ll probably never talk to again but they affect my life in a big way. After reading that California has a very large Vietnamese population, I HAD to check it out.Continue reading
Ellms Farm Pumpkin Glow Drive Through
“How many kids are with you tonight?” The staff at check in asked.
A bit awkward we answered, “Us, 3 adults.” Then started laughing.Continue reading
We’re very lucky in the state of New York. We have the city down state, beautiful beaches on Long Island, and vast wilderness upstate. Lake George is a large lake that’s 3 miles wide and 32 miles long. The water is pretty clear and clean too. We breathed some of the cleanest air we’ve ever smelled in NY.
Woohoo! Our first trip in 2 years! We decided to stay local and not fly because we weren’t sure how things would turn out when we planned this trip back in Feb 2021. I’ve been curious about Saratoga Springs, NY since forever (maybe 20 years) and early October 2021 was the right time. Saratoga is a quaint, cute, pretty town. It is known as “The Queen of Spas” and the oldest racetrack in America. For a lot of the 19th and 20th centuries, they were known for gambling, horse racing, and health resorts.Continue reading
Halloween in Dyker Heights
Dyker is the neighborhood east of where we live in Bay Ridge. Love how festive our neighbors are. Dyker is known for their Christmas spirit. Continue reading
Halloween in Bay Ridge
Halloween is one of our favorite times of year. Our neighbors are quite festive and we’d like to spread the spooky cheer! Continue reading
What a Wonderful World….
Louie…yeah, let’s cheer for Louis Armstrong one of the greatest jazz musicians ever! Continue reading
Major Walter Cushing fought with the Filipino-American guerrillas in WWII. I was introduced to him while reading, The Intrepid Guerillas of North Luzon. He kept evading the Japanese by pretending to be a Spanish priest. He was mestizo; half Mexican and half Canadian and could pass for Filipino. His battles against the Japanese were fairly successful but the day came when the Ganaps (pro-Japanese Filipinos) turned him in and gave away his whereabouts. Continue reading
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument sits at the tip of Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. The views of San Diego Harbor, skyline, Naval Air Station North Island, and Coronado are amazing. In 1932 it became as California Historical Landmark and on October 15, 1966 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continue reading