Category West Coast Fall 2016

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kansas, Part Two

Timeline: October 19-24 We spent Friday night, a cool crisp evening, sitting around Bill and Bev’s fire ring, enjoying the flames, the sun setting in the west as we prepared for our adventure the next day, a trip up to Kansas City to spend some time with our Nephew Dillon. After breakfast the next morning […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Kansas, Part One

Timeline: October 19-22 We broke camp and set out around 10:00 am enabling us to make a stop at the Pueblo site we’d visited two days earlier so that Joanna could purchase a ceramic horse she wanted to bring home.  With a seven-hour drive ahead of us and knowing we’d be staying in a motel, […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part Two

  Timeline: October 16-18 Our goal for our last day in town was to get in a moderately long day hike, do a bit more random sightseeing and eat dinner at a well-known Albuquerque restaurant, The Range Café.  After a leisurely morning in camp where we scouted out hiking options, we set out for the […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Albuquerque, Part One

Timeline: October 16-18 The first half of our drive to Albuquerque was off the interstate as we made way on the diagonal from Scottsdale up to the I-40 in Holbrook, which lies about 30 miles east of Winslow, where Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne are still standing on a corner looking at a girl, my […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Scottsdale and Taliesin West

Timeline: October 15-16 After cleaning up the condo and loading the car we drove to a gas station near the I-5 to fill the Highlander, hit a Starbucks to redeem a reward, getting one of their very good breakfast sandwiches, and then jumped on the freeway to start the seven hour drive to Scottsdale and […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Three

Timeline: October 8-14 As planned for that Thursday, we set out on the bikes to ride down to San Diego. I’ve ridden these roads and this route a number of times so could rely on memory for most of it and found it served me well. No sooner had we started riding then there was […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part Two

Timeline: October 8-14 Jessica and Kris had a early flight out Monday morning and after we dropped them off at the airport, Kim, Marty, Joanna, and I drove west towards through Ocean Beach and Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma to spend some time at Cabrillo National Monument. On the way in, not long after you […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Solana Beach, Part One

Timeline: October 8-14 We departed Café Calypso and made the drive down to Solana Beach, an easy enough on a Saturday morning without much traffic, pulling up in front of the condo complex.  Marty met us outside, directing us into the parking garage where we off-loaded our gear and got our first glimpse at their […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – San Clemente

  Timeline: October 6-7 We spent a pleasant Wednesday night at Sheila and J.B.’s place ( one of the best parts of the trip has been the opportunity to spend quality time with people we don’t get to see too often) and took off Thursday morning to drive to Escondido to meet my former boss […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Los Angeles

  Timeline: October 3-5 We left the apartment Monday morning not long after Jessica and Kris took off for work, a routine we’ve grown used to in the last few years given our frequent trips here.  As we’ve done before we stopped at a Starbucks just off the I-580 around Livermore, then continued to the […]