Category Los Angeles

West Coast Tour 2016 – Los Angeles

  Timeline: October 3-5 We left the apartment Monday morning not long after Jessica and Kris took off for work, a routine we’ve grown used to in the last few years given our frequent trips here.  As we’ve done before we stopped at a Starbucks just off the I-580 around Livermore, then continued to the […]

A West Coast Swing – Change is in the Air

March 12 – 23 We needed to use a companion fare ticket with US Air prior to June and as the timing played out, going in March would work the best for all parties involved. We flew out Thursday night March 12th; many years of making this trip have proven that for us, flying out […]

Holiday 2014 – Encinitas Revisited

January 23-25, 2015 With just a short drive to Encinitas on tap for the day, we dawdled a bit at Joanna’s Mom’s house, taking her out to breakfast to Maxwell’s Café on Washington east of Lincoln. Here’s a review for it that I wrote for Trip Advisor: I’ve been going to Maxwell’s Cafe since the […]

Holiday 2014 – Los Angeles; Time to Connect with the Past

January 19-22, 2015 The drive to Los Angeles on Monday went quickly enough, traveling the familiar I-5 south through Central Valley farmland and cattle ranches. We’ve registered countless thousands of miles of travel on this stretch of highway and watched it develop from a lone ribbon of concrete with virtually no services to a heavily […]

Holiday 2014 – On the Road to New Year’s

December 28-31, 2014 With an overnight stop in San Clemente to visit long time friends Jan and Evan, we arrived back at Joanna’s Mom’s house for two more nights before heading up to Oakland for five nights at Jessica’s and to ring in the New Year.  I get to see Evan a few times a […]

Holiday 2014 – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

December 20-28, 2014 The three days leading up to Christmas were spent primarily connecting with the friends and places familiar to us as long time residents of Los Angeles; Joanna also spent quality time with her Mother. One of our first stops was dinner at Paco’s on Centinela at Washington. Anyone that knows us is […]