Atlanta Weekend

What to do on a fine October Weekend in Atlanta? The Eco-Inspector took a group from Villa International to the Clarkston International Festival, worked on his front porch, rode Stone Mountain, checked out some old and new homes and hung out with the crew at the Candler Park FallFest. Top it all off with the […]

Youthful memories of the Paris of the West

      My worldly, intimidating and rather dour great-grandmother Ellita Genevieve Carroll lived in San Francisco most of her adult life moving there from her hometown Sacramento in 1904.  Visiting Nana meant trips to Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Podesta-Baldacchi Flower shop, and City of Paris Department store at Union Square;  started by French sailors out of the hold of […]