San Francisco’s Stair Mural: Instagrammable Community Project

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The 16th Avenue tile stairs in San Francisco’s Sunset District went from utilitarian, if long, neighborhood steps to beautiful, instagrammable attraction, regularly drawing tourists to walk the length and photograph.  The sunset neighborhood tile stairs is actually one long stair mural, made up of layers of smaller stair murals in vibrant colors.  Creation of this … Continue reading San Francisco’s Stair Mural: Instagrammable Community Project

San Francisco Ferry Building History & Marketplace

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The San Francisco Ferry Building history is wrapped up in the history of the great city itself.  Today, tourists and locals alike flock to the building seeking the raved about San Francisco Ferry Building restaurants, the Farmers Market, or the yummy wares of the artisan shops that line central nave of the beautiful building.  By … Continue reading San Francisco Ferry Building History & Marketplace

Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy Cafe Mundo

A series of fortunate (or un- depending on your perspective) events in our quest for places to eat in Newport, Oregon this evening led us to a quirky, healthy, and wonderful surprise in the form of dinner at Cafe Mundo.  And, as a result, it became my must-stop restaurant in town! We wanted to go … Continue reading Newport, Oregon: The Quirky and Yummy Cafe Mundo

Turbulent Musings

The plane suddenly drops, leaving my stomach three to five feet above my head, then lifts just as suddenly, and then the right wing lowers a bit and we all seem to slide down to the right before it bumps back up again. It’s going to be one of those flights.

Between Gate A22 and A14

"Should I run ahead?" she asked, a reflection of my stress in her eyes.

I only hesitate a moment before telling her, "Yes, go! Remember, Gate A14!" And she was off. I watched my recently turned 15-year-old daughter's head bob in and out and around people in the growing distance as I speed-walked farther and farther behind.