Category: somewhere in the USA (but not in CA)

chi-town

Do people still say Chi-Town? Did you know that Chicago’s founder is black? Why did I not know about Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable? Born in Haïti, he founded a trading post along the Chicago River which later became a chartered city in 1837. Love this! It was my third time in the windy city, but…

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portland, part 3: day 2

See part 1 here. And, see part 2 here. Taken on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 while trying to see as much of Portland as possible. Started with breakfast at Mother’s Bistro & Bar followed by a failed attempted to visit the Paul Bunyon Statue. Really wanted to see Paul and Babe the Blue Ox.  …

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portland, part 2: day 1

Find part 1 here. Taken on Tuesday, September 29, 2017 while getting the best of both worlds with city life and natural wonders.   Early flight from LAX to PDX. Super interesting airport. There were live performers singing and playing and selling their music all before 10a AND prices at the airport legally cannot be…

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mostly planes and some arizona

Went to Cave Creek, Arizona near Phoenix for a quick trip. Established as a gold mining town and stopping point for the U.S. Cavalry in the mid 1870s, it is supposed to boast a “Wild, Wild West” vibe. But didn’t really get to experience the local flavor, especially with the 100+ degrees going on (even…

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