This morning was the start of a new year. We hadn’t stayed up late the night before (I went to bed at 9 and read As Always, Julia), so we were up early (with a little assistance from our Oliver-alarm) at 7 am. To celebrate the new year, we took our new car for a … More oh boy, it is 2011!
Gavin, Oliver and I spent the weekend looking at new cars. With Baby 2.0’s arrival in May and other possibilities on the horizon we decided it was time to investigate a larger and possibly second car. We started Saturday looking at the Toyota RAV4 , we drove it around the block a few times, added … More and a car seat in the backseat
This morning we had Big Plans, an hour at the Aquarium and then driving back home. We checked out of the hotel and made it to the Aquarium moments before it opened at 10 am. Upon arrival, we were informed there was a female sea otter hanging out in the tide pool. It was cool, … More Wednesday’s Trip Home
This morning we prepared for an adventure: we planned to go 17 mile drive, spend the morning in Carmel, have lunch, and then go to the Aquarium. We headed out early, drove around Cannery Row, and along some scenic coastline, then one hundred yards into 17 mile drive, we realized the clacking noise we’d heard … More Tuesday in Santa Cruz & Carmel
In addition to being grateful for a wonderful family, caring husband, and adorable son, I would like to express my thanks for the man in the white Ford F-150 this evening. On our way home from Palo Alto this evening we noticed the tire pressure light was on. We didn’t think much of it and decided to check … More Give thanks at Easter
I now present photos from our trip to Oregon.
We’re back from Oregon (we drove up July 6), we got in Saturday afternoon and Nick picked us up @ the Santa Rosa airport. SR has a quirky little airport, I highly recommend flying into it at least once. Our adventure started Sunday, when we stayed at a little motor lodge in Humbolt County. A … More To Oregon & Back Again
Abilene looked like an abandoned ghost town at 7:45 on a Sunday morning. The only sign that life might have once existed there was a plastic bag blowing across a parking lot. We were the only car for a good ten minutes as we worked our way to the highway. On the bright side, there … More we drove 800 miles and never left the state
This mornings grand adventure took us through the middle of Eden, Winter, and a few other wide spots in the road. Gavin and I ventured south on 83 to Junction, Texas, home of Cooper’s BBQ. We drove about 2+ hours to meet Sean and Anne, Gavin’s Internet Friends. They drove up from San Antonio, and … More 300+ miles roundtrip for BBQ
I will spare everyone my rant on the inefficiencies of American Airline, and instead enthrall you with our adventures on the road. When our TomTom gleefully announced “In 152 miles, exit right” I knew we would be in for a long drive. A very long drive. Once we left Dallas/Fort Worth the landscape occasionally featured … More In 152 miles, exit right