Whether you are here for one day or a month, live here year round or have traveled here from across the world, are venturing out solo or with family. I'll be your guide as we explore all there is to do right here in Southern California!
Episode 13 - Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area
To most people travelling our state highways and freeways, SoCal's deserts are a lifeless, endless sea of sand. In reality, there is much to explore and see from real Oasis with water to historical buildings. Join me this week as I rent an ATV and travel to one of our State Parks that caters almost exclusively to 4x4 vehicles and ATV's as we explore one of the many geological wonders of SoCal's deserts, the Gas Domes.
Episode 12 - Rodeo!
This week, a bit of the country comes to SoCal in the form of Rodeo's. I attended the Sheriff's Rodeo in Devore and earlier this month, the Hesperia Rodeo in Hesperia and the Tehachapi Rodeo in Tehachapi to see what the craze is all about. I discovered Rodeo is a sport, but more like a community event like a fair, where people dress up in cowboy hats and daisy dukes and cheer on the prowess and skill of both cowboy and animal either working together or competing against each other. Is the Rodeo for you? Is it an outdated practice that's abusive or harmful to animals? Let's dive in a little on this episode!
*NOTE: This episode has explicit content with the addes South Park clip. Skip it if necessary.
Episode 11 - Swan Lake Ballet at the California Theatre
I did something I thought I would never do. I went to the Ballet! I have been trying new things, especially with this podcast and like Baseball, in episode 2, so I decided to go the Ballet at the last minute. How bad could it be? So this week, we're heading to San Bernardino, California to watch Swan Lake performed on tour at the historic California Theatre of Performing Arts. It was definitely something different. Find out if it's worth your time, and what to look out for if coming to the "Dirty Dee'No" (San Bernardino).
Episode 10 - Calico Ghost Town
Out in the Mojave Desert lies a piece of Old West history that has been frozen in time from 1885. Thanks to the forsight of Knotts Berry Farm Founder Walter Knott, Calico Ghost Town is the closest way for visitors to SoCal to experience what it was like to live and work in a real mining boom town. This week, I make the journey to the "Calico" colored hills to explore everything there is to do here at this amazing piece of history.
Episode 9 - Walking the Las Vegas Strip
Join me on one last Summer road trip to Vegas on this weeks episode as I travel to Las Vegas to see what there is to do along the world famous "Strip".
I'm going to walk the entire Las Vegas strip from end to end (and back) and detail each and every Casino and major store or strip mall. The walk is 12-15 miles long overall, depending on how many casinos or other attractions you visit and there is a lot to cover. Along the way, I'll share some of my personal experiences from the dozens of trips I have made to Las Vegas as well as my recommendations or suggestions.
Episode 8 - John Williams, Maestro of the Movies
We're going to do something a little different for episode 8. I made an impromptu, last minute trip to the Hollywood Bowl on September 2nd, 2022 to see John Williams perform some of his greatest hits and recorded the majority of the performance, including the world premiere of "Helena" from the upcoming, non-released Indiana Jones 5 movie.
Sit back and relax. I'll be your host and narrator as we let David Newman and 90 year old master conductor John Williams entertain you with excerpts from: Baton Bunny, Lincoln, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, Olympic Fanfare, Fiddler on the Roof, Schindler's List, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Indiana Jones.