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,…

Fortune and Glory

If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, then you know I love to attend the various unofficial theme days at Disneyland. Last weekend was Adventureland Day, inspired by the explorers, skippers, and tiki birds of Adventureland. It was rather chilly, it even rained, and the sun played hide and seek all day, so I…

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…