Sunday, November 26, 2006

Griffith Observatory Los Angeles California

Griffith Observatory
The Griffith Observatory has just completed a major renovation and is now open. Visitors can now drive up to the Griffith Observatory and park, no reservations are required. Admission is free however parking is very liminted. Arrive early to get the best parking.More information

Friday, November 24, 2006

Riding the Rails

A great way to travel in Southern California is by Amtrak Train. The railroad line runs along the coast from Capistrano Beach all the way to Torrey Pines state Park. You will be treated to views of the coast not seen from the freeway. On busy weekends relax while the train whizzes by the congested highway. The northern section of the track joins up with the coast at Oxnard and finally turns inland at Pismo Beach. One of the highlights of the northern route is passing through Vanderberg Air force base. You will get glimpses of the rocket launching facilities and views of unspoiled Southern California coastline. North or South traveling by train is a great way to experience Southern California.
Trains in Southern California

Thursday, November 23, 2006

La Jolla Cove, California

This small San Diego Beach has been photographed by visitors from all over the world. The waters of this beach are reserved for swimming and diving only. Visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet. Before entering the water check with the life guards for current surf conditions. Just a short walk will bring you to the local shopping district with restaurants and gift shops. more information

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Morro Bay Central Coast California

This central coast town famous for it's giant rock is just a short drive away from Hearst Castle. There are many interesting things to do right in town with it's many shops and restaurants. Boat and kayak rentals are available to explore the estuary.more pictures

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Red Rock Canyon Las Vegas

Located about 17 miles from Las Vegas is the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Just a short drive from the resorts of the strip is some of the most spectacular scenery in Nevada. more info

Monday, November 20, 2006

Balboa Park - San Diego California

Balboa Park's 1200 acre's are home 15 major museums, gardens and the San Diego Zoo. Just minutes from downtown the park has enough attractions to keep you busy for a full day or more. details

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Indian Canyons, Palm Springs California

Four canyons to explore: Palm, Andreas, Murray and Tahquitz Canyon. Tours are offered on weekends, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or you can head off on your own. Palm Canyon is about fifteen miles long and has many tree-shaded picnic areas. Murray canyon is know for wildlife viewing with bighorn sheep and wild ponies. more pictures

Friday, November 17, 2006

The Living Desert Zoo

Located in the town of Palm Desert, California the zoo and gardens uses 300 acres of the 1200 acres preserve. Established in 1970 the zoo now has 10 desert habitats. Some of the desert animals you will see are Bighorn sheep, Mountain Lions, Giraffe, and Camels. more information