Thursday, May 24, 2018

Santa Barbara and San Diego - May 24 - June 3

Depart: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Return: Sunday, June 3, 2018
Itinerary: Paradise - Santa Barbara - Solana Beach - Bakersfield - Paradise

Here's a slideshow of our trip:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ashland - May 5 -6, 2018


We took a quick one night trip up to Ashland to see a play.

On Saturday we walked around the park and got to see all the rhododendrons in bloom.





We also went out to Jacksonville and Rogue Creamery, before having a nice dinner outside at The Peerless.


The next day we saw a matinee of Oklahoma!, and then drove home.



Monday, April 2, 2018

Sacramento Day Trip - April 2, 2018

Jhan had an appointment with CalSTRS in Sacramento to go over her retirement, so we both took the day off to go.

After the appointment we Ubered out to Midtown and had lunch at Aioli Bodega Espanola.



From there, we walked down to the State Capitol building. I'd never been inside, so we gave ourselves a quick tour.



Sunday, March 18, 2018

"Lemonade" Trip - March 18 - 22, 2018

We were supposed to go to France March 17th-23rd, but Tony's tendon rupture precluded sitting for long periods... like 12 hours flights ...so we ended up cancelling the trip at the last minute.

Instead, we just did local trips, but still had a nice vacation.

On the Sunday the 18th, we went to exotic Durham and visited Almendra Winery for the first time. The food was very good, but the wines... no so much.




Om Tuesday, the 20th, we picked up the glasses Jhan had left at Almendra and had a nice lunch at Sierra Nevada Brewery.

Wednesday, the 21st, we drove down down to Amador, to do some wine tasting. It was pouring rain, so we had Holly's Hill and Miraflores to ourselves.



We had a nice lunch at Gold Vine Grill, and then went on to stay at Rest.



The next day, we finally visited Young's winery - a winery we'd passed dozens of times - and weren't impressed. We also had a very expensive cheese plate at Renwood (while a wild storm passed through),  a trip down to Yorba where we had a nice conversation at the winery, followed by dinner at Taste.



Friday, February 9, 2018

Sonoma - February 9 - 11, 2018


Depart: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Return: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Itinerary: Paradise - Oakland - Barcelona - Oakland - Paradise

Here's a slideshow of our trip:


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Barcelona - December 27, 2017 - January 3, 2018

Depart: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Return: Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Itinerary: Paradise - Oakland - Barcelona - Oakland - Paradise

Here's a slideshow of our trip: