Category Archives: California

Napa Valley to the Russian River Valley

Finding myself in San Francisco on a Friday night, and with no immediate need to get home and back to work, I decided to spend the weekend in Napa Valley. Past experience has taught me to keep the tastings to … Continue reading

Posted in California, Food and Wine | 6 Comments

World Of Pinot Noir, Day Two

Having made rather merry the night before, we were glad for a later start on Day Two of the WOPN.  It also happened to be my birthday.  A walk on the rocky beach produced a few shells and some nice … Continue reading

Posted in California, Food and Wine | 1 Comment

World Of Pinot Noir, March 3-4, 2017, Santa Barbara, CA

This past weekend, wine geeks, wine makers, and wine consumers gathered at the Bacara Resort & Spa to celebrate my favorite wine, Pinot Noir. My sister and I met in Burbank, and drove Hwy 101 north to Santa Barbara.  We … Continue reading

Posted in California | 1 Comment

Arcata Postcards, 1908 – 1909

Many of the older postcards in our collection, the ones from 1908 and 1909, are photographs of buildings and landmarks.  During these years my grandmother was in Arcata with her mother.  The address on the postcards have just her name … Continue reading

Posted in California, Family | Leave a comment

Arcata Postcards, 1910 – 1911

Having recently spent some time in Eureka, California, it was interesting for me to go through a stack of old postcards from that area in my mother’s possession.  My great grandmother Hannah worked at the Samoa Cookhouse, near Arcata, in … Continue reading

Posted in California, Family | 1 Comment

Redwoods Road Trip Day 6. The Longest Ride

We rose pretty early on Sunday for the final stretch home.  Lance rose earliest and saw a doe and fawn near the house, capturing them on my camera.   When I popped out of bed to see them, they were … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cars & motorcycles, Oregon | 1 Comment

Redwoods Road Trip Day 5. Awesome Motorcycle Roads

We packed up and were on our way out of Eureka by just past 8 am.  As with all three days in Eureka, we rode out in low hanging fog and mist so thick it required many swipes of my … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cars & motorcycles | 1 Comment

Redwoods Road Trip Day 4. Just Messing Around

Friday was our “messing around”day.  It’s a good idea to keep at least one day as an unscheduled free day because we always find something we’d like to do. We started our day having breakfast at the Samoa Cookhouse, an … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cars & motorcycles | Leave a comment

Redwoods Road Trip Day 3. The Avenue of the Giants

The agenda for the day was to ride the Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt Redwoods State Park and have lunch at the Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka.  We accomplished both.  The northern entrance to the Avenue of the Giants … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cars & motorcycles | 2 Comments

Redwoods Road Trip Day 2, 101 South

After a relatively early muster of 8 am, we hit 101 headed south.  I had read about a good breakfast stop in a local magazine, the Spoon, so that was our first stop. After eggs and about 3 pots of … Continue reading

Posted in California, Cars & motorcycles, Oregon | Leave a comment