The Longest Train I Ever Saw was on the Georgia Line

We had a bit of a late start this morning, leaving the hotel around 8am.  Getting into Savannah on a Sunday morning with no party in session was relatively painless to the night prior.  Even just walking around the city I found the Savannah locals to be very friendly, receiving several welcoming, “Good Morning!”‘s. We parked first at Abercorn & Bay Street and were pleased to find free street parking on Sundays, especially when garage parking would have set us back $20 due to the St. Patrick’s Day event.  From there we walked through a few of the famous squares, each  being a small parkette containing…

Southern Belle

I’ve spent the last two days travelling from Ontario to Georgia.  I woke two days ago at 3am and hit the road by 4am.  We stopped in Pennsylvania for breakfast where I had BST (bacon, spinach, tomato) Eggs Benedict.  I loved the addition of spinach and tomato, though I’m not a fan of bacon.  I’m accustomed to Eggs Benedict being prepared with Canadian bacon, or back bacon.  I’ve also had to adjust to the weak coffee found south of the border, may have to hit up a Dunkin’ tomorrow.  We arrived in Summersville, West Virginia at 3pm.  For dinner we went out…

All I See is Their Wings

As I mentioned in my previous post, we stayed our final night in a cabin built in a fairytale village in Topanga Canyon.  I booked this through airbnb as well.  Funny anecdote: when my cousin stayed in Malibu she booked at the same place, though a different cabin.  When I booked I hadn’t known she had stayed here, until I was telling her about this amazing place I had found and she recognized the description. This pink house was my favourite and I debated booking it, but went for the one with a balcony and beautiful view of the canyon mountains instead.  The…

The Pacific Coast Highway

One of the main events in California is to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1).  The majority of this highway is one lane, built around the Pacific Ocean.  We had decided to drive all the way from Oakland to Topanga in one day, which is about ten hours of straight driving.  I also booked in a bit of beach time that day as well.  There are faster ways of getting from Norcal to Socal, but the PCH is the most scenic and definitely worth driving if you’re in California.  The first spot we hit on the PCH was…

Stanford & The Exploratorium

As you may be able to tell I have a love of architecture.  My favourite forms include academic institutions and libraries.  So of course while in the Bay Area I had to see Stanford.  One of my favourite academics to follow is Phillip Zimbardo.  His infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” in the seventies cemented his fixture in psychology’s history.  I recommend is book, “The Time Paradox” an insightful look at how we can use our perception of time to our advantage.  Private universities in Canada are not on par with those in America.  Stanford is very different from the institutions I’m…