Walking Everywhere, and Anywhere!

Every now and then I will update this blog with thoughts about walking, and being a pedestrian in Southern California. As of 2014, this blog will also be featuring posts about my bicycle adventures around Southern California.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taking A Walk On A Cloudy Day

I decided to take some pictures on my walk during a cloudy day.


Here is a self-portrait I took of myself during my walk. I love the snow seen on the San Gorgonio Mountains in the distance.

Here is another picture I took of the clouds over Loma Linda during my walk.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taking Pictures of Palm Trees On My Walks

The other day I took a picture of a stately palm tree on my walk. This photograph me just want to sit down and start sketching this beautiful palm.

Magnicifient Palm tree

Friday, March 11, 2011

Walking Around At Sunset

One of my favorite things to do is to walk around at sunset taking pictures of all the vibrant colors.  I especially love to photograph the amazing sunsets up in the San Bernardino Mountains, such as the one in this picture.

Sunset In The San Bernardino Mountains

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Take Public Transit On Your Next Trip To Oahu

Picture of me at the Pearl Harbor Memorial.
When I visited a Oahu, I discovered that TheBus provides excellent public transportation to getting to and from many tourist destination spots.  TheBus is also used by people who live in Hawaii, and is an economical alternative to those who do not want to drive while living or visiting this island.  When I was visiting Honolulu I got lost in 2002 on Easter Sunday, but even on that day there were enough buses running for me to find my way back to my hotel.  You can even take TheBus to well known spots such as The Pearl Harbor Memorial.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Scariest Intersection I Have Ever Crossed: Redlands Blvd and California Street

This intersection is very scary to cross, especially in the middle of the day when drivers only give you about two seconds to get across it.  Yes, I can make it across the four lane road in two seconds because I am scared of being hit on a continuous basis.  Right when you go to cross on the walking light, well you usually have a driver who is way to eager beaver to make their right hand California turn on a red light.  I know they must be in a hurry, but I can guarantee they will get wherever they are going faster than I am.  Often I have to gesture and point out that I have the walking light, which should be able to see if they are obeying the rules of the road.  On too many occasions I have been moored in the middle of California Street when five cars decide to all make their right hand turns on a red light, and the ones behind them cannot see you.  So I am truly hoping that the drivers along this intersection shape up and start obeying California traffic laws once the school opens up. 

If you are driving, then it is California law that you must yield pedestrians when they have the walking light.  Too many times the people who make the a right hand turn when you were walking across the street were on their phone texting someone, and I know because I seen this more than a hundred times over a four year period while cross this intersection.  It happens at others, but this one is the worst.  I have nearly been hit on numerous occasions by people doing that, but that is just another example of driver negligence.  As a pedestrian you truly have to look out for your safety because often drivers are texting, eating, and putting on make-up, and you will see them before they see you.

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