Category Airbnb/VRBO

East Coast Fall 2021 – Charlotte, Part One

October 29 – November 2 We took off that Friday morning for five nights in Charlotte that would pass by in a blur as we made a valiant effort to touch as many of our friends there as we could, for the most part 2-3 separate meet ups per day and.  Also, as the situation […]

East Coast Fall 2021 – Ithaca, NY, Part Two

October 12 -15 With more than a couple of days in Ithaca we could relax a bit, do some sightseeing, and perhaps get a good bike ride in.  The weather that first day looked a bit sketchy, so we decided to head to Buttermilk Falls State Park, a 811-acre park named for the frothy appearance […]

Fall Western States, Part Four

November 2 – 13, 20 With a seven hour drive ahead of us, not terribly long but would take most of the day, we left around 9am for Liberal, Kansas.  For most of the drive, our route would traverse a path we’ve covered a number of times in the past while visiting Beverly and Dillon […]

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 […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Three

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We would spend the next five nights with two of our favorite people, Kathy and Tom, at Kamp Angst, starting with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Barbara and Eldon’s house near Cave Junction, featuring a roller coaster of a ride over BLM Road 39-7-21, otherwise known as Bear […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Five

April 4 – 15 Our plan for the morning of our return to Oakland was to check out of the Airbnb around 11am and head over to the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park to tour that facility, but fate intervened in the way of a migraine headache Joanna developed soon after awakening. Normally one […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Three

April 4 – 15 After breakfast we drove the short distance into downtown Sacramento for our anticipated visit to the State Capital.  Imagine our surprise when we found a number of the streets surrounding the grounds closed to traffic and all of the nearby street parking spots shut down as well.  Dozens of canopies surrounding […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Two

April 4 – 15 With an afternoon to kill that Saturday we made our way to the 4th Street shopping district in Berkeley so that Kris could pick up glasses he’d ordered at Warby Parker and while the girls went off to take care of some shopping, Kris and I repaired to the Sierra Nevada […]

Florida in February – Miami, Part Three

February 6 – 20 With just the trip out to the Everglades planned for that last day we had a little time to kill in the morning and just before leaving town, stopped in at Cream Parlor for coffee and a snack.  It’s a cute place, decorated in a kitschy fashion and offering a varied […]

Florida in February – Miami, Part Two

February 6 – 20 I awoke the next morning with my back having returned to spasm mode, which meant we weren’t going to do a lot of walking.  We decided to take a combined bus and boat tour with the Miami Double Decker tour outfit.  Deciding to forgo navigating and parking the Highlander, we took […]