Category Solana Beach

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 […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Three

December 20 – January 7 Christmas day passed in a blur, Taylor’s incredibly good cinnamon rolls and strong coffee fueling a frenzy of gift opening that concluded with a wild and hilarious white elephant exchange that seems to get better each year.  It had rained overnight and into the morning, but by the afternoon the […]

The Holidays 2019, Part Two

December 20 – January 7 The next morning, we met Heather for breakfast at another longstanding favorite, Maxwell’s near the Marina del Rey.  Here is a review I wrote about it back in 2014: I’ve been going to Maxwell’s Cafe since the 1980’s and have always enjoyed the food.  Not the cheapest or the most […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Solana Beach

June 7 – 10 With a full day ahead of us and a four hour plus drive to Solana Beach, we took off mid-morning (along with Sharon and Doug) to miss most of the Las Vegas rush hour traffic.  It was an easy drive, stopping for our first visit of the trip at the In-N-Out […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Three

Timeline: October 8-14 As planned for that Thursday, we set out on the bikes to ride down to San Diego. I’ve ridden these roads and this route a number of times so could rely on memory for most of it and found it served me well. No sooner had we started riding then there was […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Two

Timeline: October 8-14 Jessica and Kris had a early flight out Monday morning and after we dropped them off at the airport, Kim, Marty, Joanna, and I drove west towards through Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma to spend some time at Cabrillo National Monument. On the way in, not long after you […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part One

Timeline: October 8-14 We departed Café Calypso and made the drive down to Solana Beach, an easy enough on a Saturday morning without much traffic, pulling up in front of the condo complex.  Marty met us outside, directing us into the parking garage where we off-loaded our gear and got our first glimpse at their […]