Category Oakland and Oregon 2020

Oakland and Oregon, Part Eight

December 19, 2019 –January 30, 2020 Next up for us was just a half mile away at the US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center, a working hydraulic scale model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta System. While the Bay Model is still operational, it is no longer used […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Seven

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We got an early start the next morning for what would be an eight-hour plus drive back down to Oakland.  Around lunch time we decided to stop in at Bartels Giant Burger where we had enjoyed a really good meal in 2016 traveling down the same route (https://3jmann.com/2016/07/20/west-coast-spring-swing-part-three/).  As […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Six

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We rolled back into town and arriving near campus parked behind the High Street Pub and Brewery, one of many outlets of the McMenamin’s chain of breweries and taprooms.  Founded in 1985 in the Southwest Portland neighborhood of Hillsdale, it is still a family-owned chain of brewpubs, breweries, music […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Five

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We arrived at the university midmorning, parking not far from the Erb Memorial Union as it being the first week of the new year, classes may not have been in session yet.  We entered a new part of the building, finished in 2016 as part of a 95-million-dollar project […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Four

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We started out the next day in Eugene with no firm plans other than to explore the city a bit, which we did at a leisurely pace.  We drove downtown and after finding a parking space in a parking structure, walked a number of the blocks checking out the […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Three

December 19, 2019 –January 13, 2020 We would spend the next five nights with two of our favorite people, Kathy and Tom, at Kamp Angst, starting with a New Year’s Eve celebration at Barbara and Eldon’s house near Cave Junction, featuring a roller coaster of a ride over BLM Road 39-7-21, otherwise known as Bear […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part Two

December 19 –January 13 As it was a relatively short three-hour drive to Chico and check-in wasn’t until later in the afternoon, we joined Jessica for breakfast at one of our favorite joints in Berkeley, Sconehenge.  I’ve written often of this place so won’t belabor how good the food is and will just leave it […]

Oakland and Oregon, Part One

December 19 –January 13 We returned to Los Angeles mid-week and began preparations for a baby shower we’d be hosting for our daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Kris, as happy an occasion as one can imagine.  Family and friends came together, and a fine time was had by all. A week or so later I […]