A visit to the US to visit family and friends
Dianne and Phil - Idyllwild, California
Dianne and Phil are old friends from university days. They have a really neat house in Idyllwild.
Phil in his well appointed kitchen.
Apple trees in bloom in the backyard.
We took a nice day hike on the Devil's Slide trail.
Yep, still some snow on the ground.
A few deer out back of the house.
Phil makes great pizza
I took the LA MetroLink train from San Bernardino to LA.
LA's beautiful Union Station.
Waiting for the next train at Traxx bar in Union Station
David and Suzie, Ventura, California
David is an old friend from High School days. He and Suzie have a beautiful ocean-view home in Ventura.
We had a great dinner at the Sportsman restaurant in downtown Ventura.
Waiting for the Pacific Surfliner at the Ventura Amtrak Station.
Gordon and Donna - Nipomo, California
Santa Barbara Amtrak station
The Surfliner hugs some of Southern California's most beautiful coastline.
Guadalupe Amtrak station
My Dad and Donna's Home
I love this huge Coast Redwood tree.
Breakfast at Quarterdeck. Lovely eggs Benedict.
Sunday Brunch at the Santa Maria Inn
Breakfast at the Cowgirl Cafe
Alice and Champs - Portland, Oregon
The Pacific Parlor Car on Amtrak's Coast Starlight.
Yes, it snowed.
Fellow passenger ready for any dental emergency
Eugene Amtrak station
This is how the bartender keeps your bar tab in the Parlor Car
Coming in to Portland
Amtrak's Portland Station
Portland has an unbelievably vast number of beer brewing and drinking establishments. This is Fathead's
My sister, Alice, and Champs have a lovely apartment in the Pearl District of Portland.
They are both camera shy.
I am not camera shy.
From simple to fancy, the taprooms are endless.
We cycled everywhere. Alice had a pulled hamstring so she sat while Champs peddled.
Portland has a wonderful airport
EVA loung at LAX
EVA lounge at Taipei