Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

On our last trip to San Francisco we took a detour south to charming Carmel-by-the-Sea to visit and stay with a friend.  Known as a European-style village where celebrities lived and where Clint Eastwood was once the mayor, it did not disappoint as a pleasant two-day place to rest and relax.  It was a two-hourContinue reading “Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA”

San Francisco, CA

On a cool, foggy September morning we embarked on our three-day exploration of one of the most iconic cities in the United States.  San Francisco, California has seen its share of destructive forces, but it has always built back.  In the 19th century gold and silver booms expanded the city along with corruption, but theContinue reading “San Francisco, CA”