Old Man Exploring

Spacesuit at Chabot Space Centre

Friday 24 March, 2017

The Chabot Space Centre

My two sons and I wanted a day out while their wives took the Bart to a spa in San Francisco for some pampering. The heavy rain off the Pacific limited our options. We had to go somewhere indoors. The Chabot Space and Science Centre seemed like it might be interesting, and would have things for my small granddaughter to enjoy too.

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Wednesday 8 June, 2016

Huddart Park, California

We drove a mile and paid $10. We collected our map from the nice man at the booth and left the car in the shade. At first, we strolled across wide lawns, between public barbecues and shelters. There were children in the distance, playing volleyball. Soon we found the trailhead and began to climb into the forest.

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view over the South Bay from Huddart Park by Christopher Curtis

Saturday 4 June, 2016

The Cactus Patch

We’re in Moorpark, Southern California for a funeral. The morning after an emotional day, a group of us decide to go for breakfast. There’s only one place for this: the Cactus Patch.

It’s on Moorpark High Street, opposite the original Rail Depot.

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Friday 7 August, 2015

The Bishop's Purlieu

We ate too much barbecue on a July afternoon so set off for a walk across the New Forest in Hampshire, England. Every visit to the Forest is an exploration.

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Monday 29 June, 2015

Baker Street

I was in a hurry, at 11am on a Wednesday morning in summer. I was going somewhere, focused on what lay ahead, when I discovered a tiny, unexpected haven of peace.

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Friday 12 June, 2015

Battersea Power Station

The train eventually pulls out of Victoria, half an hour late and well after 9pm. It stops often, presumably for signals. I look up from my book at one stop and see the gigantic building project that is or was Battersea Power Station, bathed in setting sunlight.

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