San Francisco's about an hour north, and I go so often my car practically drives itself. Actually, coming home from the city last month we were briefly behind Google's experimental self-driving car--no kidding-- so maybe one day my car actually WILL drive itself! Lots of people here have . . .
Nepenthe, Big Sur, May 2011 . . .
Not your typical banking lawyer. Hubby's worn these to client meetings and last week, gold mining. Maybe those two activities are the same thing? But this goes with us everywhere, including the Gold Country last week. Then again, he uses it mostly to keep up with baseball, real time. He's got . . .
Anthropologie Northern Californians head to the sun and surfabout this time of year. In my neck of the woods, the nearest beach is Santa Cruz. Getting there requires driving a gnarly mountain road with eight miles of switchbacks.Beach traffic on weekends is awful. But still, we do it. It is, . . .
California's Gold Rush history is well known, and thanks to all the gold mining realityTV shows, there's a new Gold Rush afoot. Well, not really. But kind of. Anyway, we decided to spend a few days in the California gold country last week to experience our own version of Gold Fever ala California . . .
As you read this, we are in the California gold country doing this: ---->>>Why, you might ask, would we pan for gold in the heat that is early June in the eastern center part of our state? The heat that was much cooler just before we got here?It's my birthday gift* to my husband, who is a fan of . . .
There are some museum exhibitions most straight guys just don't want to see and in recognition of this, I made plans to see a couple of more girly offerings with a woman friend who lives in San Francisco and, who, like me, is also a member of the two San Francisco Fine Arts Museums.Armed with my . . .
Sister-diva arrived from Bakersfield on Friday and as part of our visit, we couldn't resist a drive to San Francisco on New Year's Eve. We hit up the Ferry Building and then had some brunch at The Plant Cafe on the Embarcadero. Best of all, I found a great parking lot for next time I'm in the City. . . .
It was so warm and gorgeous, we decided to drive over to Capitola Beach for lunch and a quick visit with a friend. Getting out of the car, we heard music. Could it be… ukuleles? What a happy sound! I took video; take a listen: A beautiful, sunny beach day for the first day of the new year, see . . .
I was raised in Currier & Ives country, white Christmases and all. By the time I was 21, though, I was off to sunnier pastures and Christmases without cold and snow.Here in the San Francisco Bay area, our weather cools significantly, but snow is quite rare; there's only a dusting that quickly melts, . . .