Thankful

Thankful

By the time this post is published, Thanksgiving day will be over.  The leftover turkey and fixings will have been placed in containers and packed in the fridge.  Clean dishes will be  stacked and left near the kitchen sink to dry overnight.  My parent's dinning room, which would be filled with the sounds of the chatter and laughs of bonding family on Thanksgiving day, will now be cleaned and quiet, ready for the next meal.

Well Done

Well Done

I didn't grow up on raw meat or fish. In fact it wasn't until I reached by 20's that I learned that one could have a steak other than "well-done". Ok maybe that is an exaggeration but it's safe to say that the words "rare" or "medium rare" were never spoken in my parents' kitchen. [...]

Drive to Monterey Bay

Drive to Monterey Bay

On a spring morning in downtown San Francisco I was waiting for the bus.  I had signed up for a bus tour to the Monterey Peninsula located on the Northern California coastline, about two hours south of San Francisco. It was cold that day --which is typical  for the weather along the Nor Cal coast -- [...]

Travel Like A Local

Travel Like A Local

One summer I visited a good friend of mine down in San Clemente, a beach town along the California shore in Orange County.  It's a calm relaxing place that you would find in any travel magazine. Roads curve gently along homes set in hills rolling down to meet sandy beaches and vibrant blue waters. It was [...]