Travel sketchbook

Sketches and observations from my trips outside the Seattle area. ***Section Under Construction***

Montaña de Oro State Park

The travel sketchbook is out again! First vacation of the “post-pandemic” times took me to the beautiful California Central Coast, where I sketched the rugged seascape at Montaña de Oro State Park and the impressive haystack-shaped rock at the entrance…

Linville Falls

Spent the afternoon hiking to the Linville Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Then, sketching heaven happened.

Lunch special at Great Wall Mongolian BBQ in Vancouver

Denman Street in Vancouver’s Coal Harbor district is packed with Asian restaurants. Great Wall Mongolian B.B.Q. has something that gives it an edge over the rest: a bay window facing the street that allows passersby to see how the food…

24 hours in Rome

An overnight stay in Rome is enough to get a couple of sketches done.

Back to my old stomping grounds in SoCal

A recent family vacation in Southern California included a day hike in Joshua Tree National Park and an evening dinner at a nearby In-N-Out, a very popular burger chain that you can only find in California and a few other…