Category California

Back to the Future – L.A., Part Two

June 10 – TBD And so, for the next month or two we continued to straighten out the house, furnish missing items (drapes, carpets, etc.), ride our bikes and explore the changes in our neighborhood.  The first week of July found us preparing to celebrate the birthdays of Joanna, Bev, and Marty, dates signifying a […]

Back to the Future – L.A., Part One

June 10 – TBD That first day back in L.A. it will come has little news to followers of this blog that our first meal out was at Paco’s, our Mexican food purveyor of choice since the beginning of time, or at least not long after the demise of the infamous El Tepa at 14th […]

The Move, Part Four

May 1 – June 10 Up early Monday morning we loaded the cars and hit the road for Nashville, our first stop of the trip, after bidding farewell to Ann and Rendy and of course, Joanna who I would see in about a week.  We’d planned out the adventure so that no day of driving […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Five

April 4 – 15 Our plan for the morning of our return to Oakland was to check out of the Airbnb around 11am and head over to the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park to tour that facility, but fate intervened in the way of a migraine headache Joanna developed soon after awakening. Normally one […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Four

April 4 – 15 The next day we set out again for the State Capital but this time used Lyft to get us there and back.  As we approached the building, we noted a Planned Parenthood event to support this organization which depending on your point of view, performs demonstrably worthwhile services or is a […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Three

April 4 – 15 After breakfast we drove the short distance into downtown Sacramento for our anticipated visit to the State Capital.  Imagine our surprise when we found a number of the streets surrounding the grounds closed to traffic and all of the nearby street parking spots shut down as well.  Dozens of canopies surrounding […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Two

April 4 – 15 With an afternoon to kill that Saturday we made our way to the 4th Street shopping district in Berkeley so that Kris could pick up glasses he’d ordered at Warby Parker and while the girls went off to take care of some shopping, Kris and I repaired to the Sierra Nevada […]