Category West Coast

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 […]

The Move, Part Three

May 1 – June 10 Besides hanging out with friends we would dearly miss during our last few days in town, we did get out for a few bike rides and one memorable on I’ll refer to as the nostalgia ride.  During our eleven years of riding in and around Charlotte we’d initially ridden a […]

The Move, Part Two

May 1 – June 10 We worked steadily on packing after our return from the CNC Coast ride, generally in the morning but often waiting until the afternoon so we could get a bike ride in before it warmed up.  Although the deadline was tight and we had committed to loading the PODS on Monday […]

The Move, Part One

May 1 – June 10   We returned to Charlotte with the sale of the house and a move across the United States staring us in the face.  We were in better shape than many at this point in the process, having secured a solid offer ($5,000 over asking and no request to cover closing […]

West Coast Spring 2019, Part Five

April 4 – 15 Our plan for the morning of our return to Oakland was to check out of the Airbnb around 11am and head over to the Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park to tour that facility, but fate intervened in the way of a migraine headache Joanna developed soon after awakening. Normally one […]

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 […]