Category California

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Six

Timeline: April 6-17 A few more of those delicious scones sent us on our way Thursday morning and prepped us for the drive back to Oakland. Both Jessica and Kris had plans for the evening (yoga and volleyball, respectively) leaving us free to consume a big lunch at where else, In-N-Out, somewhere between SLO and […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Five

Timeline: April 6-17 In the rush to submit my last blog post, I neglected to include one stop we made Tuesday afternoon that was a highlight, at least for Evan and I. During our wanderings on Marsh Street we passed by an auto repair and sales shop known as British Sports Cars and so popped […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Four

  Timeline: April 6-17 With a drive of a little under four hours ahead of us and a midafternoon check in at the motel, we didn’t need to rush out in the morning, a bonus as it meant we could miss most of the rush hour traffic as we headed south down the 880 towards […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Three

Timeline: April 6-17 Lydia and Walter stopped by to pick us up at 10am Sunday morning, Jessica and Kris opting to stay home and instead do some rock climbing.  The drive out to Sunol Regional Wilderness for the Wildflower Festival took about 45 minutes, a pleasant ride on a sparkling spring morning. Established in 1962 […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Two

Timeline: April 6-17 We slept in late the next morning and after breakfast and on-line errands set out in the late morning for REI to shop for a replacement pair of hiking boots for me.  For many years I wore Merrell Moab’s as they fit me well and could handle all types of walking and […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part One

Timeline: April 6-17 Not much time elapsed after our return from the Philadelphia trip before we found ourselves preparing to board a flight to San Francisco for one of our regular ten-day runs to see Jessica and Kris.  Followers of this blog are by now familiar with this routine; fly into San Francisco International (SFO) […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Four

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 After a New Year’s Day filled with football playoffs and cooking at the apartment, the four of us went into San Francisco on Monday to the gym, Mission Cliffs, where Jessica and Kris regularly rock climb.  We spent an interesting couple of hours there as I watched […]