Cowboy Up, Surf’s Up for the Surf Rodeo

Everything from avocados and artichokes, to jazz and jalopies, to strawberries and salsa, to whales and wine are celebrated almost every weekend across the Golden State. But what could be more Californian than surfing, or more Western than a Rodeo? CONTINUE READING >> 

Everything from avocados and artichokes, to jazz and jalopies, to strawberries and salsa, to whales and wine are celebrated almost every weekend across the Golden State. But what could be more Californian than surfing, or more Western than a Rodeo? CONTINUE READING >> 

Venturing through Ventura on California’s Gold Coast

Over all Southern California is extremely bike friendly, but some places are friendlier than others. We aren’t big fans feeling like we might wind up like a bug on a windshield. Luckily, just a few miles up the coast the quaint beach town of San Buenaventura is a very different story…

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Over all Southern California is extremely bike friendly, but some places are friendlier than others. We aren’t big fans feeling like we might wind up like a bug on a windshield. Luckily, just a few miles up the coast the quaint beach town of San Buenaventura is a very different story…

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An Offshore Adventure to California’s Channel Islands

I am a rock, I am an island. Paul Simon could have been describing Anacapa, just off the California coast. We don’t think he was, but it is a practically perfect fit.
On clear days we have been able to spot the rocky outcrop poking out of the Pacific… CONTINUE READING >> 

I am a rock, I am an island. Paul Simon could have been describing Anacapa, just off the California coast. We don’t think he was, but it is a practically perfect fit.
On clear days we have been able to spot the rocky outcrop poking out of the Pacific… CONTINUE READING >> 

It Feels Like Our Lives have been Erased

Photo albums spanning four and five generations, adorable baby clothes, favorite toys, and revered books held in hopes of future grandchildren, the emergent works and grades of our offspring as they strived from class to class in their studies, souvenirs gathered from across the globe, and the relics and mementos of our previous careers  have all been wiped away forever. CONTINUE READING >> 

Photo albums spanning four and five generations, adorable baby clothes, favorite toys, and revered books held in hopes of future grandchildren, the emergent works and grades of our offspring as they strived from class to class in their studies, souvenirs gathered from across the globe, and the relics and mementos of our previous careers  have all been wiped away forever. CONTINUE READING >>