Tuttletown

Weekend, June 7 to 9, 2019 The escape from the Bay Area was the usual traffic jam, but this was little worse than usual. But we made it to Tuttletown Recreation Area before the sun went down. We lit a…

Wet Weekend at Bass Lake

Weekend, May 24 to 26, 2019 Our original plan was to head to a campground North of Tahoe, but our reservation was cancelled only days earlier due to unexpected and late season snow fall. And Spring Cove campground along Bass…

Relaxing in Acorn Campground

Weekend, May 17 to 19, 2019 Acorn is one of the nicest and closets campgrounds to San Francisco. Rain was forecast, but we decided to get away for the weekend anyway. On Friday afternoon we escaped via Calaveras Reservoir, which…

Flat Roof Rack for Molly

Sunday, May 5, 2019 Finally got around to putting a new roof rack on top of the existing roof rack. The roof rack that Molly originally came with had a pronounced curve, and we wanted something that was flat. So…

Fremont Peak State Park

Weekend, April 20 and 21, 2019 Just landed from a long flight from New Zealand, and it was early Saturday morning. Decided to take Molly for a run South, as it had been a few weeks. The weather was not…

New Zealand

One Week. April 13 to 20, 2019 Spent a wonderful short week in New Zealand, catching up with family and preparing the way for the Simla Ave build.

New Trails in Pinnacles National Park

Weekend, March 30 and 31, 2019 Caroline is still in Europe, so ready for some solo hiking in one of our favorite parks. And, I discovered a new trail that I did not even know that existed, and I like…

Arroyo Seco Revisited

Weekend, March 24 and 25, 2019 Caroline had left earlier in the week and I had been in Los Angeles all week for work. My flight landed early into San Francisco airport, I wasted no time to pack a bag…

Wildflowers in Carrizo Plain National Monument

Weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019 The winter rains have brought wildflowers to the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and we headed South to check them out. So glad we did. We left Friday night, got caught on terrible traffic and…

Santa Lucia Memorial Park

Friday, March 1, 2019 Got an early start away from San Francisco, and for once did not really get caught in traffic. We had high hopes of making the campground before the sun went down. And we were making excellent…

Pinnacles – Monster Weekend

Long Weekend, February 15-18, 2019 We spent three days in Pinnacles National Park to enjoy the three day long weekend formed by President’s Day. And we did a lot of hiking, even as the weather so not really cooperating. We…

Arroyo Seco

Spent a lovely weekend away at Arroyo Seco. We left San Francisco early on Friday in an attempt to beat the rush hour traffic. We failed. The drive, which should normally take around 2,5 to 3 hours, ended up taking…

Wet and Wild

Long Weekend, January 18 to 21, 2019 Spent the long weekend away enjoying the Northern California coastline at Gualala Regional Park. It rained pretty much all the time for the entire three days. The wet and wild weather didn’t slow…

Prague December 2018

An amazing 3 days and 4 nights in Prague. We had been dreaming of spending time together in Prague for years. And finally we made it a reality when Caroline arranged the perfect gift, of flights, hotel reservation and 4…

Snowing in Yosemite

Snuck away for the weekend to Yosemite. We arrived late on Friday night and just before it started to snow. Our timing could not have been better. We awoke on Saturday to about 8 inches of snow. And as the…