Monthly Archives: August 2017

West Coast Summer 2017 – Cisco Fest 2017-Part One

August 10-12 With the wedding of Jessica and Kris scheduled for the bay area in August, the other Cisco’s gracefully agreed to hold our annual gathering there, giving Joanna and I an opportunity to introduce them to part of a city we’ve come to know so well, Oakland.  We’d be staying at the Courtyard Marriott […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eleven

June 9-24 This next to the last day of the tour would be challenging as we would leave the GAP trail and connect with the fairly new, not quite completed Montour Trail by having to follow a set of convoluted directions through the outskirt of Pittsburgh. This is where we were going to rely on […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Ten

June 9-24 As mentioned in the prior post, my field trip would be out to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob (Hagen House).  Faithfull readers of the blog will recall our interest in this true American Genius and as we’d visited his Fallingwater the last time through, I was very interested in seeing this entirely different […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Nine

June 9-24 The bus pulled off the road at the Deal trailhead and parked, disgorging cyclists ready to hit the trail. We moved our luggage from the bus to the truck that would carry them on to that night’s campground, located our bikes, and walked over to the trail, mounting up to start our first […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Eight

June 9-24 We drove Bev out to the airport in the morning, returning to the Urban Homestead to clean up, do a load of laundry and finally get on the road close to noontime with a short two-hour drive down to Pittsburgh. Our stay for the night was at the Courtyard Pittsburgh Airport, actually located […]

Ohio Reunion and the GAP – Part Seven

June 9-24 As planned, we left for the West Side Market after a light breakfast at Urban Homestead, and arrived ready for some treats. The market is the kind of place that you wish was close to where you lived, as the array of fresh meat, vegetables, and produce is mind-boggling. We walked up and […]