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Three From the Road

By |April 11th, 2014|

My heart is heavy as I mourn the loss of of my (big!) little brother. We’re almost home, and yesterday drove without stopping for pictures. I did manage to grab a few a couple of days ago.

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Coastal mountains half-way between Willits and Ft. Bragg.
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road home

Somewhere in the middle of the state.
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road home

Donner Lake, near Reno.
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Big River Bike Ride

By |April 8th, 2014|

An old logging road runs along side the north side of the Big River, south of Mendocino. The road has been converted for use as a hiking and biking trail, and I ventured almost 5 miles in today. It was a fun ride, not very hilly, and while more suited to a mountain or trail bike, my carbon Felt road bike did just fine.

If you roll your mouse over photos 4 and 5 below you will see a photo of the informational sign that was posted near the scene.

Big River bike ride

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Big River bike ride
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Big River bike ride
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The 2nd image is of a sign with historical info about logging in this area.
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The 2nd image is of an informational sign with details about the featured quarry.
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Big River bike ride

GPS track of my ride along the Big River Trail.
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Mendocino Coast

A completely unrelated shot, looking towards Mendocino from the south.
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Little River View

By |April 8th, 2014|

One of my favorite places to visit is the northern California coast near Mendocino. We’ve stayed up here many times, and always enjoy our visits. We’re staying in a new place this trip as one of our former favorite spots, the Seafoam Lodge, has gone out of business. Little River is almost next door to Seafoam, so we’re still in the general area.

However, I think I like it here even better. Check out the view from our front porch! I told Sheryl the apocalypse could happen and I’d be glad to ride things out from here. She said that’s fine, for two weeks, but after that we’d be out of coffee.

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The Road to Mendocino

By |April 7th, 2014|

Our day began a little differently than originally planned. I had to make an urgent call for help to Triple Ace Auto Glass in Redwood City. The day before we found a large crack in our windshield, and wanted to get it repaired before driving any distance. Triple Ace came through, working with our insurance for reimbursement, and having us on the road by noon!

The first image below is a composite of two images showing the crack from two different perspectives.

road to Mendocino

road to Mendocino

The car looks naked with out the windshield!
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road to Mendocino
California poppies along the Sonoma coast.
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road to Mendocino
Sonoma County coast line looking south.
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road to Mendocino
Mendocino view.
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road to Mendocino
Mendocino cottages.
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road to Mendocino
A nice gesture from a great place to celebrate our 40th!
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Anniversary Day Near Monterey

By |April 5th, 2014|

We spent our 40th wedding anniversary as we spent many others in the past, by spending a day in the Monterey Bay area.

We began with a lunch of Dungeness crab salad at Phil’s in Moss Landing and later in the day drove 17 Mile Drive down to Carmel.

Beautiful day, beautiful weather and best of all I got to spend it with my constant companion for the past 40 years, my lovely wife Sheryl.

Here are a few photos I took during the day, including a couple from 17 Mile Drive and one from Carmel. The bird photos were taken north of Phil’s and the flowers in Pacific Grove.

Monterey area

Monterey area

Monterey area

Monterey area

Monterey area

Monterey area

Monterey area