Archive for January, 2020

Anza-Borrego Stout Lecture on Antarctica

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

On Saturday, January 11, I will be giving a PowerPoint presentation for the Anza-Borrego Paleontology Symposium: Dinosaurs to Deserts.

This will be at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, 590 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, California.

My talk will be “Dinosaurs, Penguins and Whales: The Wildlife of Antarctica”.

The $25 ticket for this event includes the Friday, January 10 lectures as well. The other speakers are Jack Horner, Tom Demere, Greg MacDonald and Dr. Jessie Atterholt.

I hope to see you there!

I am Back and Ready for 2020!

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Unusual for me, I took some time off in late November and more than half of December. I owed my wife a big vacation, so just before I left for my Australian adventure in October I planned and booked a fairly elaborate vacation in Costa Rica, a place my wife has always wanted to visit.

I researched and booked all of the hotels and inter-Costa Rica travel, our nature hikes, snorkeling and other tours, the restaurants, plus our in-country flights and air travel to San José, Costa Rica and back to Los Angeles International Airport. I like doing that kind of stuff. If the bottom falls out of the art market, maybe I’ll become a travel agent…

We enjoyed Costa Rica at just the right time: after the end of the rainy season and right before the big Christmas/New Year’s tourist crush.

The Costa Rica people (called Tikos) were incredibly kind and good-spirited. We saw lots of wildlife, from sloths to tapirs, from macaws to toucans and lots of incredibly colored hummingbirds. The food and accommodations were wonderful. We were there for about three weeks, all over the country. We saw and experienced a lot!

More on Costa Rica later!

¡Pura Vida!