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A Visit with the Gipper

September 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

Today Kongo hauled himself over to Simi Valley (about ten miles from his treehouse) to finally see the Gipper.  That would be Ronald Reagan and his presidential library set [...]

Old Los Angeles

October 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

In downtown Los Angeles, not far from the towering skyscrapers and iconic city administration building is a small, out of the way pocket of Old Mexico known as Olivera [...]


September 13, 2016 // 7 Comments

After escaping the perilous stretch of the Rhine River rushing past the sirens of Lorelei, a mythical presence that lured gullible sailors into the rocks in an area known as [...]

Ojai Monkey

May 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

So early this May Day morning the monkey packs up his gear and heads out on a short road trip to Ojai (pronounced OH-hi).  It was a nice drive with the top down under a [...]