December 20 – January 7 We regrouped after parking the car at the apartment and then set out on BART for San Francisco and our dinner destination, Zero Zero.  This is the restaurant we used the morning after Jessica and Kris’ wedding, and we were looking forward to the meal as we recalled how good […]

December 20 – January 7 We left the condo late in the morning and not sure about what we’d be doing later in the day food wise, made a stop at, yes, Juanitas to get that Carnitas burrito that had been eluding us.  We would split it, providing just the right amount of ballast in […]

December 20 – January 7 Christmas day passed in a blur, Taylor’s incredibly good cinnamon rolls and strong coffee fueling a frenzy of gift opening that concluded with a wild and hilarious white elephant exchange that seems to get better each year.  It had rained overnight and into the morning, but by the afternoon the […]

December 20 – January 7 The next morning, we met Heather for breakfast at another longstanding favorite, Maxwell’s near the Marina del Rey.  Here is a review I wrote about it back in 2014: I’ve been going to Maxwell’s Cafe since the 1980’s and have always enjoyed the food.  Not the cheapest or the most […]

December 20 – January 7 The lead up to our trip to the west coast for the holidays would be convoluted; we’d end up changing our flights twice, incurring painful re-booking costs, all ultimately worthwhile as it gave us extra days with folks we like.  The last change bumped up our departure to the Thursday […]

October 27 – November 30 We followed up our first two concerts with a third, this one a late addition and out of town again, Steve Earle and the Dukes at the Paramount Theater in Bristol, Tennessee the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend.  Our last visit to this area was in August when we met Bev […]

October 27 – November 30 After our cycling adventures and that great weekend in New Orleans, we were home to stay for a couple of months until we’d head west for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Beyond cycling a bunch with our group/club, Charlotte Area Cycling, good fortune smiled on us in offering four […]