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 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 […]

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We rolled back into town and arriving near campus parked behind the High Street Pub and Brewery, one of many outlets of the McMenamin’s chain of breweries and taprooms.  Founded in 1985 in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, it is still a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music […]

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We arrived at the university midmorning, parking not far from the Erb Memorial Union as it being the first week of the new year, classes may not have been in session yet.  We entered a new part of the building, finished in 2016 as part of a 95-million-dollar project […]

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We started out the next day in Eugene with no firm plans other than to explore the city a bit, which we did at a leisurely pace.  We drove downtown and after finding a parking space in a parking structure, walked a number of the blocks checking out the […]

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We would spend the next five nights with two of our favorite people, Kathy and Tom, at Kamp Angst, starting with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Barbara and Eldon’s house near Cave Junction, featuring a roller coaster of a ride over BLM Road 39-7-21, otherwise known as Bear […]