July 3 – 6 Feeling a bit better the next morning we broke camp and with a short drive ahead of us, I considered duplicating Joanna’s hike and bike of the day before but once contemplated, realized I really wasn’t up for the exercise.  So, we began our drive thinking we’d stop in Crescent City […]

June 30 – July 2 We broke camp the next morning and with a nice four-hour drive ahead of us stopped in Fort Bragg for a breakfast at the coffee joint we’d visited in prior trips, Headlands Coffeehouse.  It was crowded when we arrived with just one small table open, which we grabbed while ordering […]

June 27 – 29 Joanna had a 1:00pm appointment at one of her favorite stables, Ricochet Ridge Ranch, the next day, just north of the Fort Bragg city limits.  She has ridden here a number of times before and likes the general sense of freedom they give you on the horse (you don’t have to […]

June 27 – 29 After a pretty good breakfast at the Best Western, we loaded up the car and headed out, for what we’d originally anticipated would be a short drive, but turned out to be longer as we opted to head to Highway 1 instead of Highway 101 for the journey to Russian Gulch […]

June 26 As we were meeting Joanna’s Uncle Matt and Aunt Shana in Napa at 10am, we got a move on early Tuesday morning, saying goodbye to Jessica and Kris as they went off to work, retrieving the car from the same garage we used before for $18, loading up, and hitting the road. Usually […]

June 18 – 20 Our plan for the day was to hike out of Happy Isles and take the Muir Trail towards Vernal Falls.  Some folks in the group were either recovering from knee surgery or on their way towards it and so it was agreed that those who felt like it would go as […]

June 18 – 20 After leaving San Luis Obispo and our hearty lunch, we made good time into Oakland and caught a break with the traffic.  With luck on our side we found a spot on the street close to the apartment where we could park for the two hours needed to get us to […]