Destination: Gaillon, France

Views from ch√Ęteau de Gaillon (October 2016) Gaillon is a small town located about 58 miles (94 km) west of Paris, or about 32 miles (51 km) south of Rouen, the largest, nearby city in the Normandy region. Like many of the dozen or so small towns and villages in the Eure department of Normandy, … Continue reading Destination: Gaillon, France

Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at JTNP (June 2020). One of the most-distinctive parks in California, Joshua Tree National Park is both an oasis and an adventure, perfect for roughing it up with desert hikes in the day, only to relax and stargaze at night. Millions of tourists, in-state and out-of-state, visit this national park every year to … Continue reading Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Lost in LA: Antelope Valley

Antelope Valley poppy field (April 2020). While discussing what "Los Angeles" is, it is important to distinguish between Los Angeles, the city, and Los Angeles, the county. The city itself is significantly-smaller than the county (503 squared miles vs 4700 squared miles, respectively), and it's mostly concentrated in the county's center. Los Angeles County itself … Continue reading Lost in LA: Antelope Valley