Thursday, June 28, 2007


This photograph was taken in Northern California along the Pacific Coast Highway in April, 2004, shortly after the previous shot on Coleman Valley Road. Still a little rainy, and cool, but a beautiful day, and a wonderful opportunity to show how few people were on the road around us that morning.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Coleman Valley Road

I can't believe I haven't posted this photo yet! I absolutely love this shot. I think that this is one of my favorites of all the shots that I have taken. It was shot in April, 2004, during Julie's and my trek up the Pacific Coast Highway to Tillamook from the Golden Gate Bridge.

The name of this road is Coleman Valley Road. It runs inland from the Pacific Coast Highway, just a couple of miles north of Bodega Bay, to a junction with the Bohemian Highway. This was a great little sidetrip that was recommended to us by a coffee shop owner in Bodega Bay. It was still pretty early in the morning when we hit this spot after leaving our campsite. YOu can still sense the fog in the air. It obviously had a small amount of rain in the air prior to out drive through, too. And you can even get a sense of the 180-degree turn in the road as well.

Ah, I think it's time for another road trip!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

More Quintessential Chicago

This is another one of the quintessential Chicago landmarks. The Art Institute of Chicago - located on Michigan Avenue in the Loop - is also considered a bit of a jumping-off point for Route 66 travelers. This museum is one of the premiere art museums in the world, but is so much more than that. Almost directly across the street is the Chicago Architecture Foundation and its store. This, too, is a must-stop while in Chicago.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chicago, IL - The "EL"

It has been WAY too long since my last post here. Have some photos back from my wedding anniversary trek to Chicago, and will be posting some of those over the next few days. Today, the gratuitous shot of Chicago's "EL."