Category Jenny Manetta

West Coast Spring 2018 – Russian Gulch State Park

June 27 – 29 After a pretty good breakfast at the Best Western, we loaded up the car and headed out, for what we’d originally anticipated would be a short drive, but turned out to be longer as we opted to head to Highway 1 instead of Highway 101 for the journey to Russian Gulch […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Oakland, Part One

June 14 – 17 How many times have we traversed I-5 through the Central Valley?  Too many to count; recalling those early days when no services were available except for a lone gas station or two until the first real restaurant appeared at the Harris Ranch.  We haven’t stopped there to eat in quite some […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Sikeston

May 18 – 19 Because we had to cancel our weeklong ride along the Katy Trail, we needed to fill up the days before arriving in Kansas at my sister Bev’s place.  We added a day to Nashville and one to our stay with her, which still left us with six nights to fill.  We […]

West Coast Spring 2018 – Nashville, Part Four

May 14 – 17 With some time to kill our last morning in Nashville, Joanna took her bike out for a ride on the nearby greenway (my knee was still in no condition to do so) while I read and worked on the blog.  After she returned and cleaned up, we drove to Post East […]

Europe 2017 – The Legend of Jenny Manetta

August 24 – November 15 As promised (threatened?) in the last post, I’d like to talk a bit about Jenny Manetta, who we’ve referred to quite a few times while we recounted our month with the Greeks, and for those of you whose heads are spinning as I’ve time shifted major sections of the blog […]

Europe 2017 – Summary, Part Five

August 24 – November 15 The final country we’d spend time in is one we continue to find fascinating and wonder how we’ve let it slip past us during the course of our many visits to Europe.  This would be France.  Although we’d been to Paris many times when stopping in to see Francois and […]

Europe 2017 – Provence Part Four

November 2 – 7 We had another full day ahead of us that Monday, so we didn’t waste much time in the morning, eating breakfast in the room, checking out of the Best Western and walking back to the Arles train station to ride up to Avignon and get the rental car from Hertz.  We […]