Monthly Archives: February 2017

Atlanta 2017, Part One

Timeline: January 28-31, 2017 Not content to let grass grow underneath our feet for long, we planned a four-night trip to Atlanta the last weekend in January. We secured lodging through Airbnb in a “1930 Modern Bungalow” with our own bedroom and a private bath. We left early enough Saturday morning to make the anticipated […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Four

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 After a New Year’s Day filled with football playoffs and cooking at the apartment, the four of us went into San Francisco on Monday to the gym, Mission Cliffs, where Jessica and Kris regularly rock climb.  We spent an interesting couple of hours there as I watched […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Three

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 Today’s hotel/motel industry has evolved from its early days when what you got when you booked a stay was hopefully a clean room and good night’s sleep. Now most of the places we stay at feature a flat panel TV, refrigerator, often a microwave and universally, some […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Two

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 The drive down to Napa would take a little under four hours, as we were to first meet Joanna’s Aunt Shauna and Uncle Matt at Di Rosa, an art gallery of sorts in Sonoma in the early afternoon, necessitating an early start as we wanted to grab […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Avenue of the Giants-Part Two

  Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 We continued walking on the Founders Grove loop trail and reached the actual start at station number one where the Founders Tree sits. At 346 feet in height, it was once the tallest known tree in the world, but it has since lost part of its […]