Monthly Archives: October 2017

Three day Carmel sojourn ends with a wimp of a hike, not a bang

The Adventurers needed to get back to the Peninsula today so that D could referee a water polo game in the afternoon. So, after an earlyish breakfast, they headed to a hike up the hill they’ve enjoyed on previous trips … Continue reading

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Walk along the south part of 17-mile drive morphs into a forest meander

The Adventurers have a set of rules for their hiking excursions, all based on what they’ve learned over the years. Basic things like always have water, research the route as much as possible before hand, and, of course, making sure … Continue reading

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The D birthday takes the Adventurers south (not north)

The Adventurers had long planned to go to the fancy Airstream park near Guerneville to celebrate D’s birthday and their anniversary. But the North Bay fires got in their way. When they had a chance to cancel five or so … Continue reading

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Maggie goes to church on the “blessing of the animals” Sunday

As she did last year, Maggie accompanied the Adventurers to church this morning where the Feast of St. Francis was celebrated with the annual blessing of the animals. Well-behave dogs are on leash or in arms while more skittish creatures … Continue reading

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Trying their best to be inCLUEsive

The Adventurers went to a party at friends Laurie and Jonathon’s home that was billed as “inCLUEsive” with the emphasis on Clue. The suggestion was to come as characters from the board game. They hadn’t given it much thought until … Continue reading

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It’s the annual pilgrimage to Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch, this time with a reptilian twist

Grace and James, accompanied by Gracie’s friend Emilie, came across the Bay today for their annual visit to the Webb Ranch Pumpkin Patch. Son John and L figured Grace’s been going there since she was 11 months and James (thanks … Continue reading

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Beginning of October sees the explosion of Halloween decorations

Halloween decorations have become a big deal in Menlo Park where the front yards are easily visible from the street. That makes walking around the neighborhoods extra fun. They often get Maggie’s attention and often she’s not quite sure what … Continue reading

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