Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sunday brunch, Monday rain…


Sunday morning. Let’s go out to breakfast. One of my favorite meals out is breakfast, so what better place to do it than a city? Diana and I fed the dogs, bundled up and took them to the dog park … Continue reading

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Ginger Martinis…


My friend, Katy, asked for the recipe for Ginger Martinis, so here it is: Ginger Martinis For each martini: Ingredients Ice 3 ounces vodka 1/2 to 1 ounce ginger syrup, see recipe below 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice Twist … Continue reading

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A day trip, dog romps, and dinner…


Friday was a beautiful, blue-sky day here in Portland, Oregon. Diana left about 8:30 to go down to the riverfront park to paddle dragon boats for an hour. She’s a member of the Golden Dragons team, a group of active … Continue reading

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Hey, where’s the snow?


We got an early start out of Grants Pass yesterday morning – in hopes of beating the big winter storm they were threatening us with. I checked the Weather Channel, NOAA weather online, and even called Diana to see what … Continue reading

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Serendipity on the north coast


This morning, with a prediction of snow coming, I decided to make tracks as far up the coast as I could before it hit. When we left Arcata, it was cold and partly sunny. I couldn’t find a dog park … Continue reading

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Goodbye Vanessa, Hello Jack…


After Sunday’s hair-raising, white knuckle drive through the mountains between Ukiah and the coast, Vanessa somewhat politely told me that she was leaving. Right now. Right here. “It is my profession to guide you,” she informed me yesterday afternoon. “And … Continue reading

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Avenue of the Giants…


We woke this morning to another cloudy day, with a good chance of rain. The Pacific Ocean outside our window – which had been so beautiful just yesterday – was steely gray, cold, and forbidding. The Little River Inn was … Continue reading

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