20. October 2020 · Comments Off on Leaving Oakland · Categories: California, family

Southwest Airlines window seat pic of our flight out of Oakland after a week helping my mother-in-law and a bit of relaxation on the Pacific. The Bay Bridge to the south, Golden Gate cloaked in fog to the north. Always a beautiful departure from the Bay Area!

I decided to actually taste the infamously cheap two buck chuck wine from Trader Joe’s. This would be okay in a sangria but not okay as a table wine! It costs under $2.

Birthday dinner for me in Carmel’s Bistro Giovanni. Delicious appetizers, main course, and dessert! Fantastic service too!

18. October 2020 · Comments Off on California Coast · Categories: birthday, California, vacation

A short visit down the California coast on Sunday. Fog in, fog out, fog back in. Pelicans everwhere. I never tire of this beautiful place!


I took a sunrise walk in California’s East Bay area. Cool morning, hand-in-hand with my wife. Nothing could be better.

Updated the lighting around my mother-in-law’s CA home. Converted to all LED bulbs, repaired a few fixtures. Lots of security lights added to improve her security (or at least her feeling of security).