Category Archives: Travel

Summer Road Trip

This Wednesday,  my father will turn 80 years old! My parents were going to come to Apple Valley to visit, but they aren’t going to be able to make it. So we have decided to take a road trip…1400 miles! … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific

My oldest daughter called last week and said that she would be in Southern California (Long Beach)  for the weekend. We jumped at the chance to go visit and said that we would meet her on Saturday and spend the … Continue reading

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The Trail to Hell is Paved with Snow and Mud

Bumpass Hell… What the heck is that? I had no idea that my wife and my daughter had planned this side trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park while we were visiting in Chico, California last week, but I am glad … Continue reading

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Pizza in Chico 

This week we are visiting our daughter in the Northern California city of Chico! Chico is a college town that is chock full of trendy eateries, bars and beautiful parks. After a great Mexican food lunch today, we visited Bidwell … Continue reading

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Biking Down Titus Canyon

This year we continued one of our traditions by spending Thanksgiving week in Death Valley National Park with family and friends. This was the 13th Thanksgiving we have spent there since 1998. This year there were 21 people, but some … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Fishing 2015

This past weekend the opportunity came for me and my son, Zack to go deep sea fishing with my brother and his two sons out of San Diego! The boat was a six-pack charter called “Angler Management”… perfect for a … Continue reading

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Picnic on Hill 582

So today my wife, Daphne and I went to the 50th birthday party for our good friend David! I’ve known David for years and he is also a fellow coffee roaster… only on a grander scale! (I’d love to have … Continue reading

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The Best Burger Ever!

Saturday was a bittersweet day for us around here. My youngest daughter moved to Seattle so we took her to Ontario International airport and said goodbye! Sad for us – exciting for her…. Now we have more of a reason … Continue reading

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Road Trip!

No cooking this week! We’re on a family road trip to Carlsbad NM. First stop is Tuscon AZ and its time to find some great Mexican food! This is my first time at El Charro Cafe but I hear its … Continue reading

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