Picks and Pans – Pismo Beach and Shell Beach, CA

PICKS: Pismo Beach

Although at first glance there doesn’t seem to be anything special about it, Pismo Beach is a solidly good beach. Nice sand, hardly any trash blowing around, lots of space and just enough people for good people watching, but not so many that it seems crowded. Plus, it was warm enough in […]

Picks and Pans – Shenandoah Valley/Skyline Drive

Shenandoah River State Park

This idyllic little spot was a perfect introduction to the Shenandoah Valley. On arrival, we went for a short hike and listened to the happily croaking frogs….that is, until they realized we were there, and, being the modest Southern frogs they were, stopped their little frog orgy and protected our virgin […]

Oh, Shenandoah

We had a great stay in the Shenandoah River State Park campground. Pastoral beauty that inspired us to contemplate the role of purpose in our lives. No great agreement, but I more-or-less put into words a growing feeling that my core guiding principles involve increasing consciousness and understanding and maximally creating (or rather, maintaining) as […]