Kern River Rafting

Kern River Rafting Call of the Wild Kern River called and we answered. The last time Mark and I had inflated our Sevylor raft, a “Caravelle” was 25 years ago. We bounced along many streams and rivers on it, prior to shoving it up on a garage shelf. That...

Wild Artichokes

Wild Artichokes Wild artichokes permeate the wilderness of Southern California, a region whose climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean. For many years we have ridden our mountain bikes past several stands of artichokes in their various stages.  In late winter...

Milano Mannequins Super Models

Milano Mannequins Super Models – A Pictorial In Milano Italy, you cannot help but notice all the mannequins, super models and other evidence of the Fashion Industry. It’s not as gorgeous a city as Rome or Nice. It’s more industrial. But it is...

Gattopardo in the Heart of Milano

Gattopardo Milano Gattopardo Café (‘Leopard Café’) is located n the heart of Milano.  It is a 19th Century church that was converted into a night club in late 2001. This was one of the highlights of our journey to Italy and it was a savvy native who...

Caribou, Me and You

Caribou, Me and You It was 1986 when my lover, Mark Schulze (now my hubby), and I decided to sell or give away all of our earthly possessions and travel around the United States and Canada for the next nine months in a small camper. Our friends to whom we bestowed our...

Swiss Army Knife Adventures

Swiss Army Knife Adventures Mark presented me with a brand-new Swiss Army knife one Valentine’s Day early in our relationship, because we both loved hiking, backpacking, and opening bottles of beer and wine. Little did I know how many wild and amazing adventures...