Seals & Sur

Our week up in Cambria wasn’t all the same routine. In our rental house, we found a couple of books by Ron Stob on the Backroads of the Central Coast. We’re folks that like to get off the beaten path and so decided to load up Adventure Dog and to spend a day finding some…

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Sasquatchin’

“Oh good Lord,” she said. “The Bigfoot Scenic Byway!” “Really?” she implored. “The Bigfoot Scenic Byway!” Sigh. “The. Bigfoot. Scenic. Byway!” Such was the conversation between the Beloved and I over breakfast as we charted our return to Eureka after our adventures around Lassen. I mean, we had options, I suppose, but after reading that…

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A Little Heaven, A Little Hell

Last weekend, the Beloved had a business trip to the way north of California and we decided to make a long weekend of it and see a little more of the Golden State. Her business was up in Eureka, but we’d spent some time exploring there a few years ago and opted to make a…

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Tree Huggers

I had known the day was coming, and I had avoided it for as long as possible. “It’s time,” the Beloved would say. I’d tell her I knew and then I’d find an excuse not to think about it some more. Finally, I acquiesced. It was time to move the tree. And it was breaking…

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Houses and Homes

Perhaps my favorite quote from any book is towards the end of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: He sat down on a grassy bank and looked at the city that surrounded him, and thought, one day he would have to go home. And one day he would have to make a home to go back to.…

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Orange Getaway

The last post dealt with the mechanics (and electricals) of getting to and from our weekend in Riverside without going into a lot of the details of perhaps its biggest question: why the heck would you ever spend a getaway weekend in Riverside? If you’re not a Californian, Riverside sits near the eastern edge of…

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