October 18 – 27 We left Tombstone on a clear morning with blue skies that would follow us all day.  We decided not to stop in the downtown area (if you could call it that) to see the tourist street, multiple blocks of recreated late 1870’s cowboy town playing off the famous shoot out at […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The restaurant at the hotel gets good ratings so it was a simple decision to eat there our first night in town.  They had set up a large dining space on an adjacent patio and a grassy area in front of our room, which made for a nice environment […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The included breakfast at the Best Western the next day was a mixed bag; gone are the days of buffet style dining with make your own waffles, often some egg and protein combo, and lots of other choices (cereal, oatmeal, yoghurt, toast, and suspect quality pastry).  Now one queue’s […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 Finished with our tour of the Victorian homes, we began our trek to Redding by driving north a short distance on the 101 before turning inland on Highway 299, also known as the Trinity Highway as it follows that the river for nearly half of the journey.  One of […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day we got to reap the benefit of having bailed a day early on camping at Richardson Grove in that it opened up a day for bike riding.  To figure out a route I turned to a resource cyclists use often, Ride with GPS, a social media […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 As we left Garberville not knowing what the day would bring, it’s nice to appreciate now that although a long one, it was quite fun as we traversed the backroads of coastal northern California.  Our first stop of the day would be Shelter Cove, twenty-four miles away along twisty […]

July 23 – August 3, 2020 After a pleasant sleep, a nice gift as the first night back in a tent is usually one filled with tossing and turning as you get used to this different environment, we woke to a warm morning that promised an even warmer afternoon.  Our only real plan for the […]

July 23 – August 3 We would spend the summer of Covid-19 pretty much engaging in our normal activities such as reading, watching a bit of video and riding our bikes, for me averaging over 600 miles a month, four to five days a week, helping to stay fit and providing a productive outlet. Jessica, […]

February 1 – 7 We drove back to Oakland on Saturday the 1st knowing that Jessica had already gone to the hospital to begin an induced delivery.  After arriving we dropped our luggage off at their apartment and made our way over to the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a large complex south of UC […]

December 19, 2019 –January 30, 2020 Next up for us was just a half mile away at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center, a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. While the Bay Model is still operational, it is no longer used […]

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We got an early start the next morning for what would be an eight-hour plus drive back down to Oakland.  Around lunch time we decided to stop in at Bartels Giant Burger where we had enjoyed a really good meal in 2016 traveling down the same route (https://3jmann.com/2016/07/20/west-coast-spring-swing-part-three/).  As […]