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This page has more or less become a duplicate of the Adventure by Date page, so I've decided to make it a page of our misadventures.  Misadventures are what happens when we go to a museum and unexpectedly find it's closed or when we go to a local butterfly festival, and there aren't any butterflies!  We haven't had that many misadventures but they do occur.  Our older Blog pages are archived below.

March 14, 2024 - Today was another misadventure.  We went to the Ontario Museum of History & Art to see their latest exhibit and it wasn't worth the effort.  It was boring and not very photogenic.  On top of that, when we exited the museum we found that the temporary fencing in front of our car blew down and scratched the hood of the car.  Nice, since it only has 800 miles on it.  At least we had a nice lunch before at Cannataro's, chicken Piccata and eggplant Parmesan.

January 31, 2024 - We had a misadventure today.  We were going to go to the Cabazon Cultural Museum in Indio, which is right next to the Fantasy Springs Casino.  The plan was to go to the museum, go to the casino and then have lunch someplace in the casino.  The museum is supposed to open at 10:00 AM.  It wasn't.  We went to the casino to kill some time there and we both lost money.  We went back to the museum at 11:15 AM and it still wasn't open.  Disgusted, we left the casino and ended up grabbing some food at Panda Express.  It was a three strikes adventure.

May 24, 2023 - Wednesday - Our yucca plant has three flowering stalks, beautiful!

February 27, 2023 - Monday - The sun was peeking through the low cloud cover this morning and I was able to get this shot.  We've never seen snow this low on the mountains before.

February 25, 2023 - Saturday - It's snowing in Redlands!

October 28, 2022 - Today Judy and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Red Lobster.  Lobster used to be a staple of our New England diet, but that ended upon our move to California.  Here's to the good old days and all of the good days since October 28, 1993.

February 24, 2022 - It was a beautiful morning to see the fresh snow on Mt. San Gorgonio.

November 20, 2021 - Today's misadventure happened in Cathedral City, CA.  We left early to see the Hot Air Balloon Festival and arrived around 7:45 AM.  Well, the winds started to pick up earlier in the morning, so the 15-20 hot air balloons that were there were told to launch at 7:00 AM.  By the time we got there, all we could see were two balloons that were being deflated because the operators decided not to launch.  Oh well....

June 30, 2021 - Today's misadventure happened at Whittier College.  Their web site indicated that the college was open, but alas, it still was closed to the public.  We did have a good lunch at the Chicken Koop, chicken and waffles!

October 17, 2020  -  Check out this great music video with music composed by Tyler Bates.  It's called "Good Guys Win."

August 1, 2020 - We've had fires around us before, but the "Apple Fire" is the largest we've seen so far.  The fire is in Cherry Valley, CA, which is about 14 miles away.  At 2:00 PM today it had consumed nearly 2,000 acres and there is zero containment at this time.  The fire is burning close to the Edward-Dean Museum and the Highland Springs Resort, both of which we have frequently gone to.  It's been burning since 5:00 PM yesterday and it's terrifying.

April 6, 2020 - Just one month after the picture was taken below, we now find ourselves, and everyone else, in a new world.  The Coronavirus, now labeled Covid-19, has effectively shut down the globe.  All California residents are under a "Stay at Home" order.  Most stores and dine-in restaurants are closed, schools are closed, museums are closed, government offices are closed.  There are hardly any places left open.  Worldwide there are 1.3 million positive cases of Covid-19, with over 70,000 deaths from the virus around the globe.  In the United States there are 337,000 positive cases and the death toll is just under 10,000.  The economy has been stopped, unemployment is probably around 10% or higher.  And to top it off, we're looking forward to a week of rain.  Our only adventures now will be hikes in Redlands (when it's not raining) and walking tours here in Redlands and also in Riverside.  It's hard to have fun under these circumstances, but we're trying!

March 5, 2020 - We were in downtown Redlands this morning and decided to see the new Redlands Visitor Center.  It opened in June 2019 and we had never gotten around to seeing it.  Imagine our surprise when we were informed that we were the 6,000th visitor to the center.  Our picture was posted on the About Redlands Instagram page and it was noticed by Vicky Saverino of Saverino's Deli, our favorite local Italian deli.

January 16, 2020 - Today we were going to visit the Pico Rivera Historical Museum, but when we arrived, we found it closed.  However, beforehand we had stopped for lunch at the Dal Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera and we were completely blown away by its old world style and their food.  The lobster bisque had chunks of lobster meat and the flavor was wonderful.  The filet mignon pepper steaks had green onions, bacon bits and peppercorns au jus and it was to die for.  Sometimes the adventure is all about lunch.

Archived Blog 2019

Archived Blog 2018

Archived Blog 2017

Archived Blog 2016

Archived Blog 2015

Archived Blog 2014

Archived Blog 2013

Archived Blogs 2010-2012

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