Welcoming 2021

It’s never felt better to say Happy New Year Everyone! Many thanks to all of you for taking some of your precious time to read and visit my blog in 2020. I hope I was able to play some tiny part in making this rough year more tolerable for all of you particularly those of you who were housebound for all or much of the year.

Included below are links to a few of my most visited blogs from the 2020 plus maybe a few of my favorites peppered in for balance! It feels like I haven’t been anywhere in 2020 or seen anything but this little exercise going through my photos and posts certainly says different. (So thanks for that.) Cheers for a better 2021 wherever you are! Be Healthy and Happy Travels wherever you go.

Social Distancing in Plymouth, California | Bulldog Travels

Coloma drive-by | Bulldog Travels

San Francisco Zoo Tiny Doors | Bulldog Travels

Muir Beach, California | Bulldog Travels

Pacific Grove,California -John Denver Park | Bulldog Travels

Bodega Bay Kortem Trail Update | Bulldog Travels

Otis R. Johnson Wilderness Park, Fort Bragg California | Bulldog Travels

Amador Flower Farm | Bulldog Travels

Wide Open Walls 916 – Social Distancing Edition | Bulldog Travels

Folsom Power House

Thursday Doors with Norm 2.0 gave me inspiration to include some photos from the Folsom Power house in downtown Folsom, California. The powerhouse is a state park and nestles up against one of the most beautiful stretches of the American River and the American River Bike Trail. It never grows old walking over the rainbow bridge even when the air is smoky from fires and unclear. Take a walk/ride down the bike trail and stop for some coffee when you are done at any number of lovely places to eat…

Wide Open Walls 916 – Snakes

“Snakes!  Why’d it have to be snakes?”  These massive snakes are down at the bottom of an alleyway.  As great as the art is it makes walking down the dark smelly alleyway a little more intimidating than normal.  I’ve been meaning to capture this one for a while now but traffic never allowed for it until now.  I snapped this and got the heck out of there!  For more less scary walls click here and tell me your favorites.

Wide Open Walls 916 – Pastel Astronauts

Love it or hate it?  I enjoy this one.  The colors are vibrant and the subject matter interesting.  It has the essence of Andy Warhol if Andy painted in alleys on brick…this wall would be fun to capture with a model in front of.  As a matter of fact when I stopped by some young guys were photographing their super cars in front of it.  Can’t blame them one bit.  Click here to check out some more art walls and pick our your favorites.

Wide Open Walls 916 – Impressionism

This art wall reminds me of some of the Impressionism I have been fortunate enough to see in museums throughout the world.  I wonder what the great artists would think of all of this temporary “graffiti art” on walls and buildings?  I would like to think they would be right up there with scaffolding doing it themselves.  What do you think?

For more Wide Open Walls 916 click here and tell me what speaks to you!

Stop and Smell the Roses at McKinley Park in Sacramento

Its been hot in the Valley so a visit to the lovely rose garden at McKinley Park in Sacramento was in order early in the morning. It was also best considering social distancing guidelines and not particularly wanting to be close to people at this time. Well, the kiddo and I enjoyed our visit. He smelled every rose declaring which ones smelled good and which ones were inferior. He also spent the better part of two hours picking up wayward petals throwing them in the garbage can which is his favorite pastime. We have a budding Gardener on our hands friends. Stay cool and Stop and Smell those roses.