A Day in Paso Robles

When we were driving to Cambria last summer, we passed through the vineyards of the Paso Robles wine region. Now we like wine, but stopping was pretty much out of the question because even though it was 65-70 degrees in Cambria that week, it was 100+ over the hill Paso — and with Penny in…

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Return to Capistrano

The other weekend, my sister came to visit us at The Aerie for a few days. It was a very good visit — she brought with her the only fall-like temperatures we’d had in Southern California (before today) in what has truly been a seemingly “Endless Summer”. For one of our outings my sis, The…

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Answers, We Got Answers

Well — from the map, it doesn't look like anyone was able to get all four answers correct — though grrrace should have stuck with her first instinct on the first question.  Also, there was someone that answered that vizu didn't put on the maps.  Perhaps someone from the space station is playing along. First…

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The Things You Learn…

This past weekend, the Beloved and I did what all good unemployed and furloughed people in California do with a couple of extra days — we went to Sonoma and tasted some fantastic wines and saw some gorgeous landscapes. Sadly, there'll be no picture of a glass of pinot noir in the foreground against the…

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Santa Barbara Stop-in

The quick-hit weekend up to Santa Barbara was a lot of fun (with one tragic exception that I didn't learn about til we returned).  It started off on Friday afternoon with a trip on the train from Solana Beach to Santa Barbara.  The train was crowded, but no more so than your typical Southwest Airlines…

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Vox Hunt: Personal Best

Show us the best picture you took in 2006.Submitted by Captured Moments.   Cheating — putting two… Capistrano Ruins This picture was taken in April during a long weekend in Laguna and Orange County.  On Sunday (it was Easter Sunday actually), we went to the Mission San Juan Capistrano — famous for its returning swallows.…

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Day Two — Balboa Park, San Diego

Botanical-Gardens My sister is still in town and we chose today to take a drive down to San Diego's Balboa Park.  Great day — cooler than Friday in Escondido (big surprise) — really fun to walk around.  I think my favorite spot was the Botanic Garden which is near the center of the park.  It's…

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Day Two — Balboa Park, San Diego

Botanical-Gardens My sister is still in town and we chose today to take a drive down to San Diego's Balboa Park.  Great day — cooler than Friday in Escondido (big surprise) — really fun to walk around.  I think my favorite spot was the Botanic Garden which is near the center of the park.  It's…

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