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1435-Vulture Feeding – Colombia

Vultures are some of the creepiest yet beautiful birds in the wild. They have a job to do and are built for the task. With no feathers on their head or neck, the vultures are able to stick their heads [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1433-Talking Parrot – Colombia

We visited the Colombian National Aviary outside Cartagena. The parrot exhibit is the first thing you see. Out driver knew the birds were talkative and gave it a shot with ola. I finished up trying to “parrot” back the sounds [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1432-Alaskan Truck?? – Colombia

I couldn’t believe my eyes outside Cartagena, Colombia when I spotted an Alaskan truck. It was a brand new Renault. First of all, who knew Renault manufactured trucks and second of all, what the hell is this Alaskan truck doing [...]

January 21, 2017 Colombia

1431-Catalina Island, CA

Catalina Island is just 26 miles from the Southern California coast yet felt like a world away. I hadn’t been to the island in over forty years and not much had changed. It was a simple relaxing trip from the [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1430-Downtown Avalon – Catalina Island, CA

We spent hours walking through all of the narrow streets seeking the hidden treasures of this local island. We got away from the tourists and searched out where the locals live and hang out. They’re everywhere. They’re everywhere. Two mermaids. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1429-Avalon Casino – Catalina Island, CA

The icon of the island is the casino. This has been a dance hall since the nineteen twenties. All of the famous big bands played here prior to WWII. Thousands would boat over for the weekend to listen to the [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1428-Avalon Casino Walkway – Catalina Island, CA

Tiled murals highlight the walkway from downtown to the casino. Public art is everywhere in Catalina making it a rich visual experience. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1427-Avalon Casino Tiles – Catalina Island, CA

The foyer into the casino is decorated with twenty-foot high tiled murals depicting mermaids and sea creatures. [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1426-Avalon Casino Organ – Catalina Island, CA

The 4-manual 16 rank pipe organ is the feature of the theater. It was used in the early days of the casino to accompany the silent films of the day. Currently, movies are shown every night with an organ concert [...]

January 17, 2017 California

1425-Avalon Hills – Catalina Island, CA

Avalon is built on the hills that surround the harbor. About three blocks from the water, the hills go straight up and all of the houses are perched on stilts and give you the feeling of San Francisco. Many layers [...]

January 17, 2017 California