Monthly Archives: December 2016

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part Two

  Timeline: October 16-18 Our goal for our last day in town was to get in a moderately long day hike, do a bit more random sightseeing and eat dinner at a well-known Albuquerque restaurant, The Range Café.  After a leisurely morning in camp where we scouted out hiking options, we set out for the […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part One

Timeline: October 16-18 The first half of our drive to Albuquerque was off the interstate as we made way on the diagonal from Scottsdale up to the I-40 in Holbrook, which lies about 30 miles east of Winslow, where Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne are still standing on a corner looking at a girl, my […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Scottsdale and Taliesin West

Timeline: October 15-16 After cleaning up the condo and loading the car we drove to a gas station near the I-5 to fill the Highlander, hit a Starbucks to redeem a reward, getting one of their very good breakfast sandwiches, and then jumped on the freeway to start the seven hour drive to Scottsdale and […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Three

Timeline: October 8-14 As planned for that Thursday, we set out on the bikes to ride down to San Diego. I’ve ridden these roads and this route a number of times so could rely on memory for most of it and found it served me well. No sooner had we started riding then there was […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Two

Timeline: October 8-14 Jessica and Kris had a early flight out Monday morning and after we dropped them off at the airport, Kim, Marty, Joanna, and I drove west towards through Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma to spend some time at Cabrillo National Monument. On the way in, not long after you […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part One

Timeline: October 8-14 We departed Café Calypso and made the drive down to Solana Beach, an easy enough on a Saturday morning without much traffic, pulling up in front of the condo complex.  Marty met us outside, directing us into the parking garage where we off-loaded our gear and got our first glimpse at their […]