Month: December 2014

  • Family time in Vancouver

    Family time in Vancouver

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]We were in Vancouver for almost a week with the objective to spend as much time with Stuart’s Grandad Maurice as we possible could. We were last in Vancouver about 7 years ago when Maurice was still in the family home. He now lives in a different kind of home, but he really enjoyed […]

  • Las Vegas – city of lights or city of contrasts?

    Las Vegas – city of lights or city of contrasts?

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Vegas was a confusing experience for me. I really wanted to like it because people told me I would, but I’m not sure I did. The strong contrast between the flat desert and the sky high buildings, the portrayed levels of wealth and the number of homeless people lining the street made me feel […]

  • San Francisco (without flowers in my hair)

    San Francisco (without flowers in my hair)

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]It was the last day with the Camaro, so we made the most of it by driving across the Golden Gate bridge with the top down on our way to Sausalito for a late lunch. San Francisco by Scott McKenzie was playing in my head as we drove, unfortunately I didn’t have […]

  • Big Sur and Cannery Row

    Big Sur and Cannery Row

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]We left Hearst Castle made it to Monterey, after a detour via the 101 due to a landslide on Highway 1. We kept driving after the sign “Road blocked ahead”, wrongly assuming that there would be one lane open and a bored traffic working spinning a sign between stop and slow. We knew we […]

  • Seals and grandeur

    Seals and grandeur

    [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]I was really looking forward to visiting Hearst Castle on our trip. I had read a lot about it, and wanted to see the richness, grandeur and excess that was seen as a substitute for overseas travel. Why would you need to travel to Europe when you can bring Europe to California? Hearst Castle […]