Category California

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 […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Three

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 Today’s hotel/motel industry has evolved from its early days when what you got when you booked a stay was hopefully a clean room and good night’s sleep. Now most of the places we stay at feature a flat panel TV, refrigerator, often a microwave and universally, some […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part Two

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 The drive down to Napa would take a little under four hours, as we were to first meet Joanna’s Aunt Shauna and Uncle Matt at Di Rosa, an art gallery of sorts in Sonoma in the early afternoon, necessitating an early start as we wanted to grab […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Avenue of the Giants-Part Two

  Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 We continued walking on the Founders Grove loop trail and reached the actual start at station number one where the Founders Tree sits. At 346 feet in height, it was once the tallest known tree in the world, but it has since lost part of its […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Avenue of the Giants-Part One

Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 With a full day ahead of us that Tuesday, we were up and out the door 9:00am having breakfasted in the room and performed our morning routines of stretching and other rituals similar to those we all perform each day.  Our goal for the day would be […]

West Coast Holiday 2016, Part One

  Timeline: December 25, 2016 – January 5, 2017 Upon returning home from our fall west coast trip, the days turned into weeks and those into months, as we spent time with friends, riding our bikes, hosting our nephew Dillon (with a surprise addition from sister Bev) at Thanksgiving and preparing for the Christmas holiday […]