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Category: Indie It Travel

Tweets from Birdfest, Edison, WA

Tweets from Birdfest, Edison, WA

It’s a non-Birdfest weekend, a Saturday morning in Edison, Washington. Population 200, maybe. With clear Groundhog-day skies, the sun reflects off  vintage glass panes of an eatery known as Tweets. Calling it a café-located-on-the-main-street-of-a-small-town does its location no justice. It’s on the only continuous street through town, which winds sharply left in front of the […]

Dakar, Senegal Revisited

Dakar, Senegal Revisited

©Ann Bodle-Nash As tensions rise in Mali, West Africa, I am recalling my trip to Africa. It was not so long ago and it was not to view wild animals in their majestic settings. No, that sort of trip would be to East Africa I suppose. The Senegal I experienced was not that sort of […]

Welcome to PDX Santa baby, Tuba Christmas 2012 is happening

Welcome to PDX Santa baby, Tuba Christmas 2012 is happening

Portland’s Union Station, where trains still run daily. ©Ann Bodle-Nash Portland, Oregon is jumping with roaming Santas and Tubas. Why would one expect less? With a population hovering just under 600,000 it is perceived  as a diverse Northwest city  in so many ways including culture, population, and topography. Portland has a collective social character unlike other cities in the Northwest, and has […]

Fall Into Paris

Fall Into Paris

Paris is one big, beautiful, gritty, historic monster of a village. Iconic neighborhoods, global ethnicities, and diverse languages swirl among the commotion of street markets, car horns, speeding motorcycles, whizzing bicycles, and dogs. French men in suave suits, French women in sleek, tight skirts, Germans in jeans, Americans in Nike’s, Swiss in hiking boots, and […]

Three Worthy Distractions in Paris

Three Worthy Distractions in Paris

Three worthy fall distractions in Paris:   1. The Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione: 110 Rue Amelot 75011 Paris, France                       01 47 00 28 81 October-March:  Daily at 2 pm and 5:15 PM As much spirited drama as possible to pack into two hours. Adults or children will be astounded. Animals and humans are featured. 2. Sunset on […]

Arroyo Grande, 93420--Nice Town, Normal People

Arroyo Grande, 93420–Nice Town, Normal People

©2012 Ann Bodle-Nash The ceramic coffee-shop mug reads: Arroyo Grande, California, 93420. Nice Town, Normal People. I start laughing. I’m not feeling normal. It’s day one of a three day, three-generational road trip by minivan, from north of San Francisco, down scenic Highway 101, to a family reunion in coastal central California. You remember family […]

Five Indie It sites: Arroyo Grande, 93420

Five Indie It sites: Arroyo Grande, 93420

  1. Pismo Beach State Park: The beach is located in the town of Oceano off Highway 1. A long expanse of golden sand with dunes, crashing Pacific Ocean breakers, ATV’s and cars allowed to drive on the sand. Near the towns of Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Los Osos. The famous Pismo Clams are gone. […]

Waiting for Sandy-- the Hurricane

Waiting for Sandy– the Hurricane

c. Ann Bodle-Nash, 2012 We’re waiting on hurricane Sandy and she’s late. We are hunkered down in the Sheraton Suites hotel, half a mile from the Philadelphia airport, with Cheetos, a jar of peanut butter, some applesauce, peanuts, and two cans of tuna. The airport is closed, will be tomorrow too and our tickets have […]

Two-Bit Street Cafe

Utah Revisited: Top Three Ogden “It” Spots

By: Ann Bodle-Nash The Two Bit Street Café–under The Club sign, with its neon beer goblet topped with sparkle foam— anchors a spot mid-block on 25th street, in downtown Ogden. One of a score of storefronts in various states of revival, it is sandwiched between the Lighthouse Lounge and The Gift House on the north […]

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