If you are a golfer, you would be sure to know which golf course is regarded as one of the best in the world. Of course, the answer is Pebble Beach, which is located on the south side of the Monterey Peninsula. I think almost everyone has heard of Pebble Beach, whether you are a […]

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One of the day trips that we took while in San Francisco, was to Carmel-by-the-Sea, or what is often called just Carmel. It’s on the Monterey Peninsula, and is known for rich artistic history, and natural scenery. The town has had several mayors who were poets or actors, including actor-director Clint Eastwood, who was mayor […]

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  Have you ever heard of Redwood trees? They are not only the tallest living things on earth, reaching as high as 360 feet, but they are also very long living, and can last anywhere from 500 to over 2,000 years.           I’ve always wanted to see a redwood tree, and […]

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While in San Francisco, we made sure to visit Twin Peaks. The Twin Peaks are two hills which rise about 922 feet near the center of San Francisco, and offer beautiful views over the city and the San Francisco Bay. Even though there is no public transportation directly to the summit, there is service that […]

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  Coit Tower is located on Telegraph Hill, and is a 210 foot high, simple white concrete column, that has been there since 1933. You can see the intriguing looking tower from all over the city of San Francisco, and curiosity finally got the best of us. We decided that we would have to go […]

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Polly 2 on June 30th, 2012

When we arrived in San Francisco, we were told that one of the things that we should be sure to do was to visit the sea lions at Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf. When we arrived, there were quite a few people there watching them, but the sea lions kept their distance. The second time […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

Most visitors to Chicago have probably never heard of Oz Park, but thanks to some research done by Candee, Polly #2 was curious about the park and went there to see what it was like. Oz Park is located in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago. It was started in the 1960′s asĀ  a way […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

On Polly #2′s recent trip to Chicago, she felt like trying a new adventure, and decided to travel by Amtrak train. She was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and relaxing it was, and decided that she would definitely be willing to try this mode of transportation again sometime.               […]

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While Polly #2 was waiting to board the Amtrak train at Union Station in Chicago, she wandered the nearby streets of Chicago, and chanced upon the French Market. The market is conveniently located in the commuter concourse of the Metra train station on North Clinton Street, so it’s at an ideal location to provide it’s […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

As Polly #2 was strolling up and down the sidewalks of Chicago on her last day there, she chanced upon a Crumbs bakery. Crumbs opened their first shop in New York in 2003, and now has locations in several east coast states, Chicago, and California. More than 50 varieties of cupcakes are baked daily, and […]

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