Category Archives: California

The Big Day!

IMG_1862, a photo by denisepaterson on Flickr. Our living room is now full of paper wrapped sofas and lots and lots of boxes!. The movers will take 1 day to wrap furniture and fill boxes of our junk and then … Continue reading

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Lunch at Half Moon Bay

After we dropped Cate at the airport, we headed down to Half Moon Bay. We’re never on the road this early (10am)!  As we descended the road to the coast we could see and feel the cold fog.  So we … Continue reading

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Monterey

Another nice day so again we headed for the coast but this time we took 3 folding bikes to ride along the bike path in Monterey. First stop was San Juan Batista, location for Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’.  We were lucky that … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Mountains to the Sea

Cate is visiting from London and we are the next to last stop on her round the world trip. Her first day after arriving we drove in my Miata to the Wilder Ranch at Santa Cruz to walk along the … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Festival, San Francisco

We met up with Debra and Paul at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan Town in San Francisco. It’s quite a big event and we had difficulty finding parking (or at least free parking!).  Streets were packed around the Pagoda … Continue reading

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Yosemite, 24th and 25th February

After a great breakfast at Sugar Pine again,  we went to the State Park Mining and Mineral Museum and sure enough, Ernie Lazlo Jnr was there to give us a guided tour!  They’ve had to remove the gold nugget from … Continue reading

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A Night in Mariposa – 23rd February

On our way to our long weekend at Yosemite, we spent one night in Mariposa which is about an hours drive away from the park.  We arrived around 4pm and checked into our hotel, the Mariposa Lodge (very nice and … Continue reading

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A cycle at Shoreline

Nice day but we didn’t want to drive too far so we went to Shoreline Park.  It’s nice to have some tea and cake at Michaels and sit on the sunny patio watching the golf course. Took some photos of … Continue reading

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Christmas at Pismo Beach

We love the Avila Beach/San Luis Obispo area and on our last visit we had lunch at the Cliffs Resort bar – it had a marvellous ocean view and the hotel looked nice too.  So we decided to come back … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz

Since Bill had worked on Thanksgiving Day, we decided to take off Monday instead and I was fortunate to find a special offer at a Santa Cruz hotel.  The Dream Inn is right on the beach and we lucked out … Continue reading

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