Category Airbnb

West Coast Spring 2018 – Summary

May 14 – August 19 We’ve had a good run since our first long trip in 2014, completing 3 trips of 3-months or longer in a 4-year span.  I’ve pontificated a number of times to any poor soul who will suffer my rambles about the appeal of lengthy travel.  For those who’ve escaped my rants […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Three

July 26 – 29 As planned, we set out the next morning on the bikes ready to explore as much of this bike friendly city as we could.  Heading north on the bike path two blocks away from the house to just shy of Burrard Bridge, then left along the shoreline all the way out […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part Two

July 26 – 29 Sleeping that first night we discovered a couple of downsides to our Chic Airbnb, one correctible and one not so much.  The non-changeable was that in many homes on the west coast don’t have air conditioning (ours in L.A. doesn’t) and we were visiting during a very warm period of the […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Vancouver, Part One

July 26 – 29 The ferry for Anacortes was due to leave around 11am, which gave us time to break camp and get to the terminal a little early to make sure we were in line to board, thinking there’d be a place nearby where we could grab some coffee and food while killing time […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Seattle, Part One

July 10 – 13 Our drive to Seattle went smoothly until we got to the metropolitan area, right around Tacoma, where traffic backed up.  This would be the underpinning of our stay, congested freeways (often due to construction) and heavy use of the arteries that feed them.  We were scheduled to meet with our friend […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Three

May 14 – 17 With not much on the agenda for the day but to drive to Lynchburg for our scheduled tour of the Jack Daniels Distillery, we drove two blocks down Fatherland to a cool looking coffee shop we’d noticed, The Post East.  We parked out front and went it, scanning the menu as […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Two

May 14 – 17 Our first stop of the afternoon was the Parthenon (Nashville).   A full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, it was designed by Confederate veteran William Crawford Smith and constructed in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Originally built of plaster, wood, and brick, it was not intended to […]