This was my first week of four long days of work and Fridays off. This particular Friday I decided to get a jump start on the Father’s Day weekend and run down to see my father. One thing I inherited from my dad is a love of rambling. Our family has some legendary tales of … Continue reading Father’s Day Rambles
San Francisco is a tilt-shifter’s dream come true. There are so many hills and vantage points that look down on various scenes that the opportunities are nearly endless. This is especially true if you’ve got a zoom lens and can get even closer to the subjects below. I’ve been trying to work my way through … Continue reading Tilt-Shifting San Francisco
Originally, we had planned to spend this day in the Napa Valley area, However, Laura and I were both tired of long days of exploring and we had already driven through similar countryside. So we decided to stay in the San Jose Area. Since our flight left so early Saturday morning we wanted to spend … Continue reading Mystery House, Wine, and Family
How does one see a city as diverse as San Francisco in only one day? You can’t. We did try our best, though. Today we were headed into the city proper, so Laura pulled out the guide books and picked the top three things she wanted to see/do in the city today. We managed to … Continue reading San Francisco in a Day
No trip to this area would be complete without a trip to the Monterrey Peninsula and a visit to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. We got an early start this morning and drove straight on down. Traffic was not too bad. The route took us over hills, through ancient eucalyptus groves, past farms, and finally past … Continue reading Fish, Fish, Fish
We decided that today’s travels would take us north. Our plans were to explore the Golden Gate area, Muir Woods, and Point Reyes. After a breakfast at the hotel, we dropped the top on the convertible and headed north. As we approached San Francisco the fog increased, and soon it was so thick it was … Continue reading Bridges, Woods, Fog, and Wind
Apparently we do. Our flight left at a leisurely mid-morning, with a brief stop in Dallas. We said goodbye to the cats, loaded up my camera gear, and headed to GSP. The flight to Dallas was uneventful, just as we like. Hanging out in the Dallas airport we sat and watched the crowds, mostly consisting … Continue reading Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
Laura and I wanted to get out and about this weekend, and we decided we would visit the Congaree National Park. We drove down Friday night so that we could get and early start the next morning. We had a nice dinner in Columbia’s Vista neighborhood, then spent the night in one of the rattiest … Continue reading Congaree Swamp Hike