Backyard Birthday

Yesterday was my birthday…it’s weird to have a birthday during such a wild time in our world…and because of social distancing, I couldn’t have a party or anything. Not that I’ve had one that was my own really in recent years. My birthday weekend has fallen on Dapper Day weekend the last couple of years,…

Tracing California’s Orange Roots at the Citrus State Historic Park

The orange is one of the most iconic things about California. Southern California’s climate makes it a perfect place to grow citrus, and thanks to advances in irrigation, processing, transportation, and the addition of the Washington navel orange, California’s citrus industry boomed in the late 1800s, as oranges and their citrus cousins made for California’s…

Go West, Young Lady

It’s hard to believe summer has come to a close, and with it, the end of my favorite summertime event, Ghost Town Alive, at Knott’s Berry Farm. Every Labor Day for the last four years we’ve spent it at Knott’s Berry Farm enjoying Ghost Town Alive, the unique, award-winning, interactive experience where you get to…