Bay Area Tourist - LCPhoto

I discovered a long time ago that a strange thing can happen when you put down roots somewhere. For some reason that simple act of living in a location can cause places, that as a visitor to the area would be exciting things to see, to suddenly become tabu. It's a shame because in many cases those dreaded "tourist attractions" can be real chances for discovering something new. And it sure costs a lot less than traveling halfway around the world!