Monthly Archives: July 2009

A Day at the Beach..

In the early afternoon we set up camp at MacKerricher S.P. – another California S.P. set right on the gorgeous coastline. Except at this beach it was pretty easy to have a whole section all to yourself. We decided to … Continue reading

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Save Our State Parks

After our walk around Mendocino we stopped in at the local grocery store to gather rations for camping for that night. At the check out it was brought to our attention by one of the local newspapers that all of … Continue reading

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Morning in Mendocino

We woke up early on my 25th birthday (yes, a quarter of a century…) and treated ourselves to a hot, delicious breakfast in the charming coastal town of Mendocino at the Mendocino Bakery. Mary had mentioned the town’s charm on … Continue reading

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Russian Gulch State Park

Heading further north just a day before my birthday we decided to stop and camp for the night at Russian Gulch State Park. Although the campsite wasn’t much to talk about the scenery was beautiful. The Gulch is a headland … Continue reading

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Dance You Into the Sunlight

It was in Santa Rosa that we learned about Michael Jackson’s passing. Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine – a hip hop video blog – made a video where he talks about Michael Jackson as an epitomizing example of our cultural … Continue reading

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Bodega in Black & White

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OF NOTE: Luther Burbank

While in Santa Rosa we visited the famous gardens of Luther Burbank, a horticulturalist who grew up in Lancaster, MA and migrated to Santa Rosa in 1875. Burbank grew up on a farm and never obtained a college education. It … Continue reading

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Santa Rosa, CA

Heading towards Santa Rosa we could not contain our excitement to see one of our loveliest and most dearest of friends – Cassandra Rose. We were fortunate to visit with her on our last adventure and that is where we … Continue reading

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Petaluma, CA

We crossed the Golden Gate bridge and headed for the Marin Headlands where we met our friend Mary for an mid morning walk. Mary was the lovely lady that introduced us to the city of San Francisco back in December … Continue reading

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Pirates Galore

While traveling around the Mission with Rog we found San Francisco’s only independent pirate supply store. Charmingly put together. The pirate store seemed that it wasn’t there just to sell trendy pirate merchandise. In fact, a lot of its wares … Continue reading

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