August 24 – September 6 Thus, we made it to Oakland later than anticipated but glad to have finally made it, knowing a good night’s sleep can fix a lot of the ill effects of arriving late.  We unloaded the car and through some sort of cosmic intervention, perhaps a payback for the day we’d […]

August 24 – September 6 The drive up to Jalama Beach County Park took a little over an hour as we turned off Hwy 101 onto Hwy 1, then left on Jalama Road for the 14-mile drive into the park.  Later in our stay we’d ride our bikes almost the length of the road, but […]

August 24 – September 6 After a couple of doctor’s appointments on Monday (the curse of getting older) we took off on Hwy 101 for Santa Barbara.  A destination and turnaround point for countless bike rides, we’d spent quite a bit of time there while Jessica attended UCSB and looked forward to reconnecting with the […]

August 24 – September 6 Towards the end of August, we would kick off what would be full fall season of travel.  Before we could start though, we had one more Los Angeles based bit of fun and tourism to do and that was to host a visit with Ann and Rendy as he and […]

June 10 – TBD Thus, would begin a couple of months of settling in, the house pretty much straightened out and organized as much as it would get, leaving us with free time, a nice place to be after five months of moving and the emotional and physical baggage it brings with it. The first […]

June 10 – TBD And so, for the next month or two we continued to straighten out the house, furnish missing items (drapes, carpets, etc.), ride our bikes and explore the changes in our neighborhood.  The first week of July found us preparing to celebrate the birthdays of Joanna, Bev, and Marty, dates signifying a […]

June 10 – TBD That first day back in L.A. it will come has little news to followers of this blog that our first meal out was at Paco’s, our Mexican food purveyor of choice since the beginning of time, or at least not long after the demise of the infamous El Tepa at 14th […]