Mitchell Caverns

After being closed for an extended period, Mitchell Caverns reopened just a year ago. I tried to book them last year planning our southwest trip. And it was a shock for me that it was scheduled entirely until March! This August I called them again. They have very strict instruction on how one can book…

Photos from Pioneertown

Pioneertown is a great short (or long) stop on the way to Joshua Tree that brings not just rest after a drive but also allows to play and pretend that you are in the old western town. And it was precisely a goal of the town creators, Dick Curtis, Roy Rogers, and Russell Hayden and…

Laguna Beach and around

What would you like to do on your birthday? I know what I will always want for my birthday – salty air, fresh breeze, waves, and sand. Ocean has the best background for the birthday. Ocean as my favorite friend is always a pleasant guest on my birthday.

SoCal: Storm on the beach

It was planned as a sweet and warm ending of the year. I wanted to check out few Orange county beaches before heading to Oceanside and San Diego. On a Wednesday night, we stayed in the middle of nowhere near Interstate 5. When I woke up, I saw an apricot field, mountains in the distance…