Category National Parks and State Parks

On the Road Again, Northern California Part Two

July 23 – August 3, 2020 After a pleasant sleep, a nice gift as the first night back in a tent is usually one filled with tossing and turning as you get used to this different environment, we woke to a warm morning that promised an even warmer afternoon.  Our only real plan for the […]

On the Road Again, Northern California Part One

July 23 – August 3 We would spend the summer of Covid-19 pretty much engaging in our normal activities such as reading, watching a bit of video and riding our bikes, for me averaging over 600 miles a month, four to five days a week, helping to stay fit and providing a productive outlet. Jessica, […]

Southern Arizona Sunsets Bike Tour, Part One

October 18 – 27 We spent the next few days at home preparing for what would now be an extended period of time away, traveling for a little over a month to North Carolina, Egypt, and then Mexico.  But first we’d take off for over a week and  meet up with Adventure Cycling to participate […]

On the Road Again, Part Six

August 24 – September 6 As planned, we left late in the morning for the drive up to Tioga Pass and Tuolumne Meadows.  The road is only open for a limited time each year due to heavy snow and is generally not accessible until late June or early July.  We’ve driven this way a few […]

On the Road Again, Part Five

August 24 – September 6 We bade Jessica and Kris farewell Monday morning and hit the road for Yosemite on a now familiar route through the Central Valley onto Hwy. 120 and then uphill at Don Pedro Reservoir to the town of Priest. With over one hundred curves and hairpin turns, this stretch of the […]

On the Road Again, Part Three

August 24 – September 6 The drive up to Jalama Beach County Park took a little over an hour as we turned off Hwy 101 onto Hwy 1, then left on Jalama Road for the 14-mile drive into the park.  Later in our stay we’d ride our bikes almost the length of the road, but […]

On the Road Again, Part One

August 24 – September 6 Towards the end of August, we would kick off what would be full fall season of travel.  Before we could start though, we had one more Los Angeles based bit of fun and tourism to do and that was to host a visit with Ann and Rendy as he and […]

The Move, Part Four

May 1 – June 10 Up early Monday morning we loaded the cars and hit the road for Nashville, our first stop of the trip, after bidding farewell to Ann and Rendy and of course, Joanna who I would see in about a week.  We’d planned out the adventure so that no day of driving […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Four

April 4 – 15 The next day we set out again for the State Capital but this time used Lyft to get us there and back.  As we approached the building, we noted a Planned Parenthood event to support this organization which depending on your point of view, performs demonstrably worthwhile services or is a […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Three

April 4 – 15 After breakfast we drove the short distance into downtown Sacramento for our anticipated visit to the State Capital.  Imagine our surprise when we found a number of the streets surrounding the grounds closed to traffic and all of the nearby street parking spots shut down as well.  Dozens of canopies surrounding […]