Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran

I’d set out on this trip with one of my goals being to establish a healthy love affair with the city of San Francisco, a goal I’d thought entirely attainable. The city of San Francisco, however, had other plans. She and I, as they say, just weren’t meant to be. I came down from Vista Point, where I’d taken those shots of the Golden Gate … Continue reading Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran

Oh, Tahoe! Part 2: California

I looped around the rest of Lake Tahoe to the northwest corner, where I found the adorably quaint, historic mountain town of Truckee, CA. In contrast to South Lake Tahoe’s strip of glittering casinos, Truckee’s Main Street is characterized by its boutique shops and artisanship. Here, even the Taco Bell is housed in rustic stones, bricks, and flowers. I grabbed my backpack and started down what looked more … Continue reading Oh, Tahoe! Part 2: California

Unraveling in Nevada

People always talk about going to Vegas or Reno to gamble, and I don’t know why. Anyone who’s actually been to Nevada knows that it doesn’t greet you with a traditional Welcome sign; it greets you with a blast of neon lights from casinos in every direction as far as you can see. The second you cross into Nevada, everything becomes a casino in addition to whatever … Continue reading Unraveling in Nevada