Walking in San Diego

Walking in San Diego

“Most of the time walking is merely practical, the unconsidered locomotive means between two sites. To make walking into an investigation, a ritual, a meditation, is a special subset of walking.” -Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

One afternoon before catching a plane back to Seattle, I took a walk in San Diego. In this case, taking a walk was the opposite of a logical way to spend a short amount of free time, but sometimes I like to walk and see where I end up.

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A Long Weekend in LA

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Exploring Los Angeles for the First Time

It may be hard for my West Coast friends to believe, but until this fall I had never been to Los Angeles. (Except through the airport, which we all know doesn’t count.) Earlier this year at a baseball game in Seattle Ben and I got vouchers from Alaska Airlines for 50% off plane tickets. The destination options and travel times were limited, but we aren’t ones to pass up a good deal on plane tickets so we booked a long weekend in LA.  Continue reading