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Mother Nature Hates this City

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Sweet Auburn Curb Market

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Undercover Baking Agency

Originally, I was going to write a post about how fantastic the foodie scene is in Santa Rosa: rich with traditional breakfasts, gf friendly restaurants (even Italian), cute little cafes, and how there’s a feeling that eating out is meant to be an enjoyable experience and not a rushed event where you stuff sustenance into your...

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Summer Camp Roundup (2014)

Oct 09, 14 Summer Camp Roundup (2014)

Posted by in California, Featured, Kidtastic

As we complete another summer of travel, sunshine, beaches, frolicking, learning, and camps, I’m posting a compilation of our experiences from this year’s summer camps. All camps are located in Silicon Valley and we chose which ones to attend based on last year’s experiences; in fact, at the bottom I listed the...

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Motorcycle Lessons: The Classroom

Oct 07, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: The Classroom

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

Because of my crazy cross border schedule, the only way I could do a complete motorcycle lesson package (road and classroom) was to do them backwards. So, I attended a Friday night classroom session a few weeks after my motorcycle classes… and happily sat next to a lovely lady with the same name as me (very rare) after moving...

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Motorcycle Lessons: The Ride (Day 3)

Oct 05, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: The Ride (Day 3)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

On day 3, when I first arrive, we were told to choose a different bike. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to ride and walked up and down the line of bikes to try and figure out what to choose: a cruiser… a sport bike… the really tall motocross… One of the instructors notices my indecision and pulls me aside: you...

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Motorcycle Lessons: Maneuvers (Day 2)

Oct 03, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: Maneuvers (Day 2)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

Day 2 begins with riding on the back of a bike with one of the instructors; this helps us discover how far we can counter-lean without the bike falling over. I continue with Sally the Marauder and a recap of the previous day’s serpentine course and figure eight. Counter-lean, counter-lean, counter-lean; the bike won’t...

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Motorcycle Lessons: The Controls (Day 1)

Oct 01, 14 Motorcycle Lessons: The Controls (Day 1)

Posted by in Alberta, Featured, Motorcycle Journeys

For thirteen of us, we all started together at McMahon Stadium… in the rain… with Too Cool Motorcycle School. Most of the riders in Calgary that get some sort of motorcycle training have found their way to Too Cool. They come highly recommended and dP is a graduate. Upon arrival we are all greeted by the energetic and...

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Rose Hill Cemetery, Antioch

Sep 29, 14 Rose Hill Cemetery, Antioch

Posted by in California, Cemeteries, Featured

The hike out to this particular cemetery was difficult. It was brutally hot and there is little in the way of shade, directions aren’t exactly the best, and during the walk I was stalked by a coyote for most of the way. To add icing to the experience, upon arrival at the cemetery, I was warned about wildlife, tarantulas, and...

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Cliff Burton Memorial

Sep 27, 14 Cliff Burton Memorial

Posted by in California, Featured, San Francisco

People always say they remember where they were when they found out that John F. Kennedy was shot. I’m sure my parents remember. I wasn’t born until the next decade. I do remember where I was when I found out that John Lennon was assassinated… and when Princess Diana died in a car crash… and even when JFK Jr....

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