Category Oakland

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 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 […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part One

April 4 – 15 A little over a month elapsed between our return from Florida and the start of our next trip which would include ten days on the west coast following a pattern now long familiar to us, two four-night stretches in Oakland with Jessica and Kris and three days in Sacramento exploring California’s […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Six

December 20 – January 7 The next day, Saturday, Joanna and Mary went into San Francisco for the last day of an exhibit at the de Yong Museum on Contemporary Muslim Fashions, and I bade farewell to Norm to head back to Oakland.  By early afternoon Jessica, Kris and I were ready for some refreshments […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Five

December 20 – January 7 We regrouped after parking the car at the apartment and then set out on BART for San Francisco and our dinner destination, Zero Zero.  This is the restaurant we used the morning after Jessica and Kris’ wedding, and we were looking forward to the meal as we recalled how good […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Four

December 20 – January 7 We left the condo late in the morning and not sure about what we’d be doing later in the day food wise, made a stop at, yes, Juanitas to get that Carnitas burrito that had been eluding us.  We would split it, providing just the right amount of ballast in […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Yosemite, Part Two

June 18 – 20 Our plan for the day was to hike out of Happy Isles and take the Muir Trail towards Vernal Falls.  Some folks in the group were either recovering from knee surgery or on their way towards it and so it was agreed that those who felt like it would go as […]