Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park

After visiting and hiking Saddleback Butte State Park I took the 10 minute drive over to Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park, the other State Park in the area. I literally had done little research as to what it was and did not know what to expect other than that I was visiting another […]

Mt Soledad: Cross and Memorial Above La Jolla

When I heard about Mt Soledad from this guest post on my site I added it to my list to check out as I am found of crosses atop mountains like Mt Rubidoux and Grant Park. This cross even looks over the La Jolla coastline, which is one of my favorite beaches in California and it […]

Los Angeles Best Movie Locations

Los Angeles, the home of the stars and the birthplace of Hollywood. This urban jungle is a mecca for creativity and also a well represented location for many of Hollywood’s biggest movies. While everywhere you look in Los Angeles there are movie locations I have some of my favorites that I take people too if […]

Pioneertown: A Cowboy Town Created for Movies

I had the opportunity to go to Pioneertown 6 months ago but just found the photos that I took from the town. This day was full of adventure with Pappy and Harriet’s, Desert Christ Park and Tahquitz Canyon waterfall so it must have got lost in the shuffle. That being said, Pioneertown is great. Walking the […]

Murphy’s Ranch: Abandoned Nazi Camp in Santa Monica

Update June 2016 – Oddity Odysseys went and found the barn and powerhouse still there but boarded up. You can see the video they made here. Update Feb 2016 – There are rumors that it will be torn down on February 23, 2016. If this is something you want to see, make sure to visit it before it […]

Desert Christ Park in Yucca Valley

One of the things I like about the desert is that you find a lot of things here that would not happen in big cities. The ample amount of cheap land allows the artist especially unique opportunities to create art in the stark contrast of the surrounding desert. A perfect example of this is the […]

Shields Date Gardens in Indio

For over 80 years the large knight outside of Shields Date Gardens has been attracting the weary travelers of Highway 111 as they make their way through the desert. Their groves of trees harvest many different kinds of dates and their date shakes are a welcomed treat for any who are a fan of the […]

Great Wall of Los Angeles

Having lived in Southern California almost all of my life I was really surprised that something like the Great Wall of Los Angeles would be out there without every hearing about it. Now I am by no means aware of all the crazy stuff in Southern California, but with something like this I would have […]

Big Horn Mine and Vincent Cabin Hike: Old Abandoned Mine

The hike to the beautiful and rugged Big Horn Mine has been on my radar for a long time. I was able to complete it around October, right before Southern California snow rolled in. It is a great way to explore the backcountry and to take in a little history while you are at it. […]

Grace Cathedral in San Francisco

In the center of the Nob Hill district of San Francisco stands Grace Cathedral, a beautiful old church which began its construction in 1928. Over the decades it took to make this cathedral, many different artists and sculptors came to help it along. It was finished in 1968 and stands as a stunning work of art that […]