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Arizona Sojourn, Part Four

September 9 – 20, 2020 Finished with our meal, we got back on the road and began the drive to Flagstaff and we wound our way up Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.  As it was a Saturday, there was a lot of traffic on the road, which was lined on both sides with parked […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Three

September 9 – 20, 2020 Our shopping stop was at Clark’s Market, which we’d checked out the day before after dinner.  We decided that for our meal that night we’d pick up some prepared dishes from the deli counter and eat in the apartment.  This is a big attractive supermarket, kind of a cross between […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part Two

September 9 – 20 Satiated after our Machaca burrito, we got cleaned up and hopped in the car to start our driving tour of the area.  We found the route at Sedona.Net and would make good use of it over the course of a couple of days.  Our first stop would be back at the […]

Arizona Sojourn, Part One

September 9 – 20 August blew by in a hurry, with lots of bike riding, a visit to Oakland to see Jessica, Kris and Gemma, and then a fun Labor Day when sister Bev, nephew Jed and his friend Shikerra came to see us at home.  We soon thereafter set out for another ten-day trip […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Eight

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day, our last in town, we opted for what we hoped would be a less difficult ride, down to Angels Camp on Highway 4 and then back up Murphy’s Grade Road.  This would mostly be the case with a few small exceptions, starting with a rough descent […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Seven

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The restaurant at the hotel gets good ratings so it was a simple decision to eat there our first night in town.  They had set up a large dining space on an adjacent patio and a grassy area in front of our room, which made for a nice environment […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Six

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The included breakfast at the Best Western the next day was a mixed bag; gone are the days of buffet style dining with make your own waffles, often some egg and protein combo, and lots of other choices (cereal, oatmeal, yoghurt, toast, and suspect quality pastry).  Now one queue’s […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Five

July 23 – August 3, 2020 Finished with our tour of the Victorian homes, we began our trek to Redding by driving north a short distance on the 101 before turning inland on Highway 299, also known as the Trinity Highway as it follows that the river for nearly half of the journey.  One of […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Four

July 23 – August 3, 2020 The next day we got to reap the benefit of having bailed a day early on camping at Richardson Grove in that it opened up a day for bike riding.  To figure out a route I turned to a resource cyclists use often, Ride with GPS, a social media […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Three

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 […]