A Virtual Tour of Panama, France, and England

Through this newsletter, we have been offering our supporters and friends episodes of armchair traveling by following Cabot Yerxa’s journey to Europe in 1925. In our current day, with restaurants closed since mid-March and reopenings just now starting with limited service, we thought we would put together some of Cabot’s dining-out experiences as related in his journal. Bon appétit! IN …

A Virtual Show of the Folies Bergère

We’ve been following Cabot Yerxa’s journey to Europe in previous newsletters, “listening” to his impressions of the people he meets and places he visits. We thought we’d try something different this week, though it still relates to his trip in 1925, the main purpose of which was to study art at the Académie Julian in Paris. Sheltering in place means …

A Virtual Tour to London and Paris

In our previous newsletters, we’ve traced Cabot Yerxa’s 1925 journey from America down to the Panama Canal and then to Europe. Accustomed to walking miles in the California desert to get water and mail — and being of a frugal nature, Cabot tended to get around foreign cities primarily on foot. But he also took note of other modes of …

A Virtual Tour to Ireland

As related in our last two newsletters, Cabot Yerxa traveled in 1925 from California to Europe via a steamer ship. After initial stops in the Panama Canal, he reached the United Kingdom. The following edited excerpts from his journal pick up the story in Ireland — the land of shamrocks, leprechauns, Celtic music, and pubs. Particularly in these days where …

A Virtual Tour to Panama City

Although we find ourselves sheltering in place, we nevertheless partake in a virtual trip with Cabot Yerxa, thanks to the journal he kept of his travel to Europe in 1925. The first leg of his adventure, aboard a steamer, took him to Central America. Here are excerpts in which he describes his observations in Panama City. As soon as we …

Embarkation to Europe

Cabot wrote and sketched in his journal during the entirety of his trip to Europe in 1925. Given this time when we are sheltering in our homes and trips to other places are curtailed, it seems like a great time for armchair traveling. Fortunately, we have Cabot Yerxa for our guide. The intrepid traveler exhibited a flair for keen observation …

Keep Track

Humans, for the most part anyway, tend to be social creatures. We like to gather with others to play games, enjoy performances, dine in company, and learn about wondrous places through guided tours. We find ourselves among others when we go to galleries and museums to view art, visit a library, shop, walk in the park or on trails, and …