Category California Missions

West Coast Spring 2018 – Petaluma

June 26 As we were meeting Joanna’s Uncle Matt and Aunt Shana in Napa at 10am, we got a move on early Tuesday morning, saying goodbye to Jessica and Kris as they went off to work, retrieving the car from the same garage we used before for $18, loading up, and hitting the road. Usually […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Six

Timeline: April 6-17 A few more of those delicious scones sent us on our way Thursday morning and prepped us for the drive back to Oakland. Both Jessica and Kris had plans for the evening (yoga and volleyball, respectively) leaving us free to consume a big lunch at where else, In-N-Out, somewhere between SLO and […]

West Coast Spring 2017, Part Four

  Timeline: April 6-17 With a drive of a little under four hours ahead of us and a midafternoon check in at the motel, we didn’t need to rush out in the morning, a bonus as it meant we could miss most of the rush hour traffic as we headed south down the 880 towards […]

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 Spring Swing, Part Six

May 5-17 Followers of this blog will recognize our destination for Saturday evening, Speisekammer Restaurant, as being one of our favorite places to eat in the Bay Area. This would be our fourth or fifth visit, having lost track, and we looked forward to a wide selection of German draft beer, authentic food, spending time […]