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Jun 15, 2012 - Vers Half Moon Bay

Une journée de route nous attend. Nous nous rendons sur le bord de l'Océan Pacifique à Half Moon Bay situé au sud de San Francisco. Le début du trajet est intéressant avec de beaux paysages, des montées, descentes et courbes font qu'on ne s'ennuie pas. Ça se gâte ne prenant l'autoroute même si elle a 5 voies, ça demeure une autoroute. En plus, il fait 34C. On traverse la baie de San Francisco avant de refaire un peu de montagne et finallement arriver à notre destination. La température a dramatiquement changé car il fait environ 15C et un...

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Mar 6, 2012 - The coast!

From Bakersfield, our mission -- for reasons too complex to explain here -- was to get to Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco, in the most efficient fashion, which involved Hwy 58 through town, Hwy 99 to Famosa, west on Hwy 46 (a lovely drive through blooming orchards of almond trees) across to I-5 and then north. North past mega farms and massive feedlots and desperate signs from farmers blaming Congress for water woes all the while heading directly into mighty winds of 30-40 mph which, in one place, looked suspiciously like a small...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Coastal Bike Trail and Barb's

The last day of our big adventure! Zack and our newest grandpuppy left in the morning. The rest of us decided that we'd go for a bike ride to Barb's Fish & Chips-8 miles round trip. Logan definitely has improved his riding skills since last year and although his cousin, Nate, had a single speed bike, the kid did great. Although he did ask me, how far did the bike path go. Aimee and I both thought the ride seemed easier than last year. Maybe because it was overcast? We both have some pretty good sunburns from yesterday. Actually, this trip...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Half Moon Bay-our last hurrah

So we left Vacaville and headed to cooler weather at Half Moon Bay and to meet the kids for our annual camping trip. Hooked up the Streets and Trips and sailing along (ok, we're only going 55-we're in California after all). Getting awfully close to the Bay I thought. Where oh where is 101? My phone GPS would lead us to 1 and down through San Francisco and Pacificia. From a previous road trip, I thought there was an area that I wouldn't feel good about navigating 'Bama through because of a rock wall that jutted into the road (maybe we need...

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Jan 24, 2011 - Half Moon Bay

HALF MOON BAY The purpose of our trip to southern California in January/February was twofold. One, was to get away from the cold winter weather of the east coast and two, was to complete Harman’s goal of “touching the waters of the four corners of the continental United States”. The final “corner” was the southwesternmost point in the U.S. located south of San Diego. We started our trip just outside San Francisco. Since we had visited San Francisco twice previously and one time being just a year ago, we decided to stay at the beautiful Ritz...

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Oct 13, 2010 - Half Moon Bay

Kathryn and Carlo returned to Half Moon Bay after their honeymoon in Banff and Lake Louise in Canada. They spent a few days before returning to Dubai. We visited Cameron's English Pub for dinner and a few games of darts. The pumpkin festival was being held and we took photos with the 1300+ lb. winner. We spent the last evening walking along the bluffs above the ocean at sunset. Carlo gave Dianne an Italian cooking lesson. The next morning we watched the happy couple with their luggage wondering how many taxis it would take to get them home...

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Western US 2010

Sep 12, 2010 - San Francisco Peninsula

Arrived in a foggy but stunning piece of coastline. The Crab Landing for dinner was great with raw tuna in a martini glass and the fond memories of Chilean sea bass brought back to life on a plate! Breakfast at Ketch Joanne is a must for a tourist as that's where you will find all the locals. Off to explore the craggy coastline on cool and brisk morning. Next stop Ritz Carlton (sadly not to stay or play) but the views are said to be stunning!

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Aug 28, 2010 - Saturday, Day 11

Saturday morning - first stop is breakfast at Crepes & Coffee. Lesson for the weekend, anything done with 7 people + a baby results in a multiplying factor of 10 for length of time in doing anything. Breakfast was as good as I remembered. Next was a drive to the North Face outlet - great bargains were found by all. The day continued with a drive down Route 1 to Moss Beach-about 40 miles South of San Francisco...beautiful views - but made difficult by having to fit 7 adults, a baby and car seat and 2 dogs into two cars!! Lots of photo...

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Mar 15, 2010 - Heading north around Monterey Bay

This time we headed north along the Monterey Bay to Santa Cruz and beyond. . Santa Cruz was nothing spectacular but we did find a busy walk just beyond the town along the coast. Here the spring flowers were in bloom and there was one or two good seascapes. We then drove further up the coast to Pigeon Point Light Station. Pigeon Point was originally called Whale Point due to the grey whales that migrate past the point. During the California Gold rush many ships passed this point. In June 1853 the Carriuer Pigeon, on her maiden voyage, was...

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Feb 13, 2010 - Mavericks

One of my favorite things is to approach an event by foot. Even after many decades, I remember the excitement I felt as I walked with my brother to the autumn gates of the Minnesota State Fair. I remember walking the vast Bloomington parking lot to see Allison, Battey, Killebrew & Pascual. Later, I remember climbing the crowded stairs at the Fillmore, where I was given a magic apple and electric bands blew my mind. In foggy, blocks-long lines I shuffled toward Star Wars, and I still remember the green acres of Brands Hatch in England, where...

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The Snail's Way

Feb 4, 2010 - Dangerous Crossing

Walking on the coast-side trail, I knelt to examine a rather large snail, oozing its way to . . . where? Why would he (she?) risk the interminable, inorganic crossing of tarmac, with certain oblivion just a careless footstep away? Is it possible that this tiny creature knows what is on the other side? Kneeling down, I could not help but notice the similarity of living quarters between myself and this cepaea nemoaus, with everything tucked under a protective roof. When I examined those protruding eyes, I thought of the Martians in Nicky’s...

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The Snail's Way

Dec 31, 2009 - For what it's worth

2009 READING LIST (more or less chronological) Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris: Volume 1: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Volume 2: Theodore Rex One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey The Vertigo Years, by Philipp Blom (Europe: 1900-1914) Dharma Bums, by Jack Kerouac Walt Hansgen: His Life and Post-War Road Racing in America, by Michael Argetsinger The Road, by Cormac McCarthy Storming Heaven, by Jay Stevens (LSD and the American Dream) The Unfair Advantage, by Mark Donohue & Paul Van Valkenberg Angels & Ages: A Short Book...

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Dale's Trail 2009

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