December 2020 – January 2021 Not long after our run out to the Donut Hole and Tio’s Tacos, Kim and Marty invited us to join them at their condo in Solana Beach and without hesitating we said yes.  And so, on Thursday the 14th we made the drive down, again a breeze with little or […]

December 2020 – January 2021 We parked the car in the dirt lot outside of the gift shop and hiking poles in hand, hit the trail for what would turn out to be an easy four-mile hike through various types of landscape.  The first part of the walk took us past a couple of abandoned […]

December 2020 – January 2021 A couple of weeks after our return from the road trip we drove up to Oakland to help Jessica and Kris move into a two-bedroom apartment they’ve rented in their current building, with Kim and Marty joining the fun.  Staying in this building proved to be the best possible option […]

November 2 – 13, 20 After the Museum we dropped off Dillon at his and McKenzie’s apartment, a nice two bedroom in a cool area of downtown and returned to the Airbnb to rest up before heading out again to meet them at our choice for dinner that night, Brewery Emperial.  Seated outside underneath a […]

November 2 – 13, 20 With a seven hour drive ahead of us, not terribly long but would take most of the day, we left around 9am for Liberal, Kansas.  For most of the drive, our route would traverse a path we’ve covered a number of times in the past while visiting Beverly and Dillon […]

November 2 – 13, 20 Lunch ended with a minor mishap, which was that a glob of secret sauce and fish oil leaked from the sandwich, strategically missing the towel I had spread in my lap (we put together a kit for the car with two sets of silverware, lap towels and wash clothes to […]

November 2 – 13, 2020 Our plan for the day was to head out to White Sands National Park and then see where the day would take us.  We loitered around the cabin a bit after two straight days of driving, a comfortable proposition as it was warm enough and between a chair and desk […]

October 19 – 21, 2020, November 2 – 13, 2020 We returned home from Buellton on Sunday and the very next day drove to Henderson to spend three nights at Kim and Marty’s place along with Jessica, Kris and little Gemma.  With one exception, we’d stay close to the house spending quality time together as […]

October 16 – 18,2020 Less than a week later we found ourselves driving up to Buellton on Friday for a weekend of bike riding with a group of our riding friends in Los Angeles.  Five of us (Heather, Deborah, Cathy, Joanna and myself) met up in the parking lot of Pea Soup Anderson’s Inn before […]

October 9 – 11, 2020 We’d spend the month of October at home with the exception of two weekends out of town, the highlight of the month being two separate one week visits from Jessica, Kris and Gemma.  They’d also spend a couple of weeks in-between with Kim and Marty in Henderson (we’d run there […]