Category Beer, Wine and Alcohol

Yosemite 2021, Part Three

February 25 – March 5, 2021 Breakfast in our rooms took us into the later morning and the four of us then took off in the Highlander to drive over to the Equestrian center where we parked and began a short hike to Mirror Lake.  During the winter months the extensive shuttle system that operates […]

Yosemite 2021, Part Two

February 25 – March 5, 2021 On Tuesday Kim, Marty, Joanna and I took off for Yosemite, but with a check in time of 5pm there was no hurry to get out of Oakland.  The drive would take us roughly four hours as we decided to try out a new route this time, taking Highway […]

Yosemite 2021, Part One

February 25 – March 5, 2021 A couple of weeks later we took off for Oakland to spend five nights with Jessica, Kris and Gemma, to be followed by three nights in Yosemite.  Kim and Marty joined us on Friday and on Saturday we hosted a BBQ on the roof of the apartment.  James joined […]

Lockdown 2021, Part Five

February 2021 Weather in Los Angeles continued to be abnormally dry during February, usually a rainy by our standards month, and so we kept up riding, including one with Theresa down to the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.  It is located next to the lighthouse of the same name, which was built in 1926 to aid […]

Lockdown 2021, Part Four

February 2021 We’d been home for a week or two when our governor lifted the state-wide lockdown freeing us to ramble far and wide and thus, we made tracks for Oakland to spend a long weekend with Jessica, Kris and Baby Gemma.  Not having seen her for two months, those of us with children who […]

Lockdown 2021, Part Three

December 2020 – January 2021 Not long after our run out to the Donut Hole and Tio’s Tacos, Kim and Marty invited us to join them at their condo in Solana Beach and without hesitating we said yes.  And so, on Thursday the 14th we made the drive down, again a breeze with little or […]

Lockdown 2021, Part Two

December 2020 – January 2021 We parked the car in the dirt lot outside of the gift shop and hiking poles in hand, hit the trail for what would turn out to be an easy four-mile hike through various types of landscape.  The first part of the walk took us past a couple of abandoned […]

Lockdown 2021, Part One

December 2020 – January 2021 A couple of weeks after our return from the road trip we drove up to Oakland to help Jessica and Kris move into a two-bedroom apartment they’ve rented in their current building, with Kim and Marty joining the fun.  Staying in this building proved to be the best possible option […]

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 […]

Fall Western States, Part Three

November 2 – 13, 20 Lunch ended with a minor mishap, which was that a glob of secret sauce and fish oil leaked from the sandwich, strategically missing the towel I had spread in my lap (we put together a kit for the car with two sets of silverware, lap towels and wash clothes to […]