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Cesar E. Chavez National Monument

The heat has been getting to me lately, as I'm sure it has gotten to you as well, and while gas...

 

Different direction, different perspective

If I was doing an out and back hike (as opposed to a circular trail), I learned long ago that even...

 

A Sunday drive through Cowboy Country

Back in the day, a long time ago when I was a kid, a Sunday drive was a pretty regular weekly...

 

A different library

I used to love to go to the library when I was a kid. I have vivid memories of several libraries,...

 

Randsburg, a living ghost town

I got another hankering the other day, this time for an authentic old-fashioned chocolate malt. And...

 

A matter of perspective

Here's another one of those wonderful little stories that have come to me from friends via the...

 

Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest

I feel fortunate that we have so many small museums in our area, and each museum I go to presents a...

 

A wish for a You-AND-Me world

Sometimes I worry about world peace. I worry that no matter how noble a goal it is, it will never...

 

More punny stuff

I'm not very good at making up puns, but I love to hear or read them. Here are some more fun puns...

 

Apollo Park – Oasis in the Antelope Valley

I love day trips, getting away for a few hours and experiencing something different than the ol'...

 

A day of CALM

In spite of the heat the day I was there, I was, as usual, enthralled with seeing the various...

 

The company of cats

"Never," said my mother quite frequently, "did I ever think I would have cats in the house." She...

 

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Every now and then an opportunity arises for me to get out of the comfort zone of our little...

 

Pride memories and a thank you

As I mentioned before, and as you probably know from countless mentions on television and social...

 

Two museums in Boron

This week's offering is a twofer: the Twenty Mule Team Museum and the Aerospace Museum, both in...

 

June, June, June

June is just bustin' out all over. It's a busy time of year – school gets out, summer is starting...

 

Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science

Kern County is home to several worthwhile museums, and one of them is the Buena Vista Museum of...

 

Memorial Day 2022

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, a time for most of us that – never mind the crazy weather...

 
 By Mel White    Community    May 14, 2022

The otherworldly Trona Pinnacles

If you like rocks and rock formations and geological wonders, you'll love visiting the Trona...

 

By any other name

In "Romeo and Juliet" Shakespeare wrote: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 30, 2022

Happy Mother's Day

The last couple of years have been rough around all the holidays, as we haven't been able to get...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 30, 2022

Bird Dog Arts in Tejon Outlet Mall

When you want to visit an art gallery, the first place that comes to mind usually isn't an outlet...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 16, 2022

Standing up and moving

I was loading groceries into the back of my Escape the other day when a pickup truck pulled into...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 16, 2022

Cal City, Desert Tortoise Preserve

I get hankerings every now and then. If that sounds too old-school and you're wondering what I mean...

 
 By Mel White    Community    April 2, 2022

Take a flowery April drive

Weatherwise, March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb, or at least that is...

 

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