Category Beer, Wine and Alcohol

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 […]

Baby G

February 1 – 7 We drove back to Oakland on Saturday the 1st knowing that Jessica had already gone to the hospital to begin an induced delivery.  After arriving we dropped our luggage off at their apartment and made our way over to the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a large complex south of UC […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Eight

December 19, 2019 –January 30, 2020 Next up for us was just a half mile away at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center, a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. While the Bay Model is still operational, it is no longer used […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Six

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We rolled back into town and arriving near campus parked behind the High Street Pub and Brewery, one of many outlets of the McMenamin’s chain of breweries and taprooms.  Founded in 1985 in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, it is still a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Four

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We started out the next day in Eugene with no firm plans other than to explore the city a bit, which we did at a leisurely pace.  We drove downtown and after finding a parking space in a parking structure, walked a number of the blocks checking out the […]

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 […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Two

December 19 –January 13 As it was a relatively short three-hour drive to Chico and check-in wasn’t until later in the afternoon, we joined Jessica for breakfast at one of our favorite joints in Berkeley, Sconehenge.  I’ve written often of this place so won’t belabor how good the food is and will just leave it […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part One

December 19 –January 13 We returned to Los Angeles mid-week and began preparations for a baby shower we’d be hosting for our daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Kris, as happy an occasion as one can imagine.  Family and friends came together, and a fine time was had by all. A week or so later I […]

Mexico: Mexico City, Part Eleven

December 1 – 4 We departed at our the Insurgentes Metro station and as we walked back up the pedestrian mall, felt inexplicitly drawn into a bustling Churro shop.  As in Puebla and quite a few times in Spain, one gets a portion of chocolate to dip the little bundles of fried goodness into.  Add […]