ScotsFest at the Queen Mary

Drum corps

Long Beach, California and the QueenMary are practically synonymous. I live not too far from Long Beach and have avoided going to the touristy Queen Mary for years. This is for many of the same reasons I don’t go to Grahman’s Chinese theater, the Hollywood Sign or other tourist spots in the Los Angeles area […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Festivals, History and the Ocean

Channel Islands off of Oxnard

Vacations are often aimed at large cities and when going to California most travelers head for Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego.  There are so many other aspects to the golden state that have great appeal and give a taste of what comprises California as seen from a small town view. Oxnard, California is an agriculturally-based coastal […]