Archives

» Joel

Love By Chocolate

Posted on by Joel in Food, Idiotic Musings, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Where is the idiot | Leave a comment

Watching his 97-year-old mother devour a rich desert aptly called Love By Chocolate at the Moonstone Bistro in Redding, CA. (more…)

Ménage à sept

Posted on by Joel in Food, Idiotic Musings, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Where is the idiot | Leave a comment

Delighted to be entertaining six lovely women throughout lunch at Moonstone Bistro in Redding, California. (more…)

Rainmen

Posted on by Joel in Food, Idiotic Musings, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Weather, Where is the idiot | Leave a comment

Amused that Northern California’s wettest winter in two decades has people wearing cowboy hats and keeping umbrellas up indoors. (more…)

The Classroom

Posted on by Joel in Food, Idiotic Musings, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Where is the idiot | Leave a comment

Having a romantic post-Valentine’s Day lunch at The Classroom, a restaurant run by local high school students in Redding, CA. (more…)

Boston Baseball

Posted on by Joel in Idiotic Musings, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Where is the idiot | Leave a comment

Two of the few Boston Red Sox baseball fans in Redding, California, hold a rally for their team before spring training gets underway next week in Fort Myers, Florida. (more…)

What Is The Idiot Doing Walking In the California Desert When He Should Be MedTrekking In Egypt?

Posted on by Joel in Egypt, Featured, Follow The Idiot, Food, Greece, Idiotic Musings, MedTrekking, PR, Style, Travel, USA, Weather | Leave a comment

Rains, floods and bursting dams in Northern California prompted The Idiot to flee to the California desert to train for his March MedTrek in Egypt and Ides meeting with The Oracle at Siwa in the Sahara Desert.

Naturally the terrain and topography around Palm Springs, California, has an intriguing allure despite the absence of the Mediterranean Sea.

Palm Springs Allure: Palms and mountains at mid-morning.

Palm Springs Allure: Palms and mountains at dusk.

Palm Springs Allure: Rocks and desert.

Palm Springs Allure: Palms and mountains.

Palm Springs Allure: Palms without mountains.

The Idiot kicks things off with an urban walk to the trailhead leading into the hills.

The Idiot walks through Little Tuscany.

The Idiot drops into The Palm Springs Art Museum.

The Idiot passes hundreds of Palm Springs’ doors.

The Idiot arrives at a signposted trailhead.

Despite the absence of the Mediterranean Sea, The Idiot enjoys exposure to varied terrain.

The Idiot follows numerous well-maintained paths up the mountains and across the desert.

The Idiot heads up the hill.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

The Idiot heads down the hill to the desert.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

The Idiot, like Don Quixote, tilts at windmills.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

The Idiot runs into a fellow hiker.

Naturally there’s a pot of gold at the end of every hike.

The Idiot ends one walking day in a jacuzzi.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)