Monthly Archives: September 2017

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part One

September 23 – 24, Montpellier to Orisson Our adventure on the Camino de Santiago started early Saturday morning as we left Francois’ house at 5:30 am to catch the tram to Montpellier’s main train station for our 6:17 am trip to St. Jean Pied de Port, the historical jumping off point for the route we […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Four

August 24 – 26 After our pizza snack, we walked through the Plaka to the Arch of Hadrian, which offers a neat framing device that many tourists take advantage of, either posing in front of the arch or making sure they get a bit of the Acropolis in the background. From there we continued north […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Three

August 24 – 26 Up early as planned, our sleep pattern getting back to normal from the jet lag, we had breakfast downstairs (five euros apiece) and set out for the Acropolis around 8am.  We had purchased a combo ticket for 30 euros the day before (gaining us admission to it and other sites including […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part Two

August 24 – 26 We arose refreshed from the nap as we had hoped, set out to do some more exploring and to determine a route to the starting point for the walking tour we would take the next day with Athens Free Walking Tour.  We were to meet at 9am at a small church […]

Europe 2017 – Athens – Part One

August 24 – 26 The next thing we knew we were on our way overnight to Greece, arriving in Athens around 9am on the 25th.  This trip, though lengthy will not be as long as the one we did 2014, particularly since we discovered that Americans can’t stay in the Euro Zone for longer than […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – The Wedding – Part Three

August 16-21 We soon found ourselves dressed and ready to head over to the Cheese School.  Kim and Marty’s good friend Rhonda, who’d be staying with us that night kindly took a number of pictures of us, all cleaned up and ready to go.  We drove the Honda over to the venue as it would […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – The Wedding – Part Two

August 16-21 We closed out the picnic and followed the kids back to the B&B where the wedding party was staying in order to pick up the Honda and ferry it back to Potrero House as there was available parking there.  There we relaxed until it was time to head over to The Cheese School […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – The Wedding – Part One

August 16-21 We rolled out of Kamp Angst as planned right around 9am with Fairfield, just outside of the Bay Area as our eventual destination.  As we entered Grants Pass we stopped to fill up the Honda, grab a large coffee at Dutch Brothers and make our obligatory stop at Cary’s of Oregon for a […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Kamp Angst

August 13-16 It was a festive night at Kamp Angst that evening as we celebrated yet another gathering at this place that means so much to us.  Coming here was the first trip Joanna and I took as a couple not long after we moved in together in 1981 and we’ve returned almost every year […]

West Coast Summer 2017 – Cisco Fest 2017-Part Two

August 10-12 We would have another full day on Saturday, some shopping in the morning for the BBQ we planned to have later at Jessica and Kris’ apartment and then an afternoon with them hitting a couple of places in Oakland.  Doug, Evan and I made the supermarket run to a Safeway not far away, […]