Category Archives: Bay Area adventures

Mini road trip to Gilroy Gardens with the kiddos

Neither L nor D nor the kiddos had been to Gilroy Gardens and that’s where they headed today. The Park is known for its plants and trees (it was first called Bonfante Gardens). Most of the greenery went unnoticed by … Continue reading

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The “big kids” are in the house for the traditional August weekend

For a couple of years, this has been a “James and Grace” weekend, sometimes on a road trip and sometimes in Menlo Park. This year it’s a stay-at-home adventure with lots of adventurous side trips. The Adventurers picked the kids … Continue reading

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Yep, same place, same seats – back where it all started 5 years ago

L and D celebrated their 5th baseball anniversary today, a day early as the Giants don’t play tomorrow at AT&T. Thanks to friend Leslie, who reserves her season ticket seats each year for the Adventurers. They’d spend the night in … Continue reading

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The 70th birthday celebrations begin with a great party in Santa Cruz Mountains

L had one friend turn 70 in June and today they got to celebrate that milestone with friends who live locally. Michael, who L has known since high school and who is married to her friend since grade school, Sally, … Continue reading

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Keeping the summer hiking and music listening going

Today the Adventurers and the Mag went for a hike at a place very familiar to L as she’s there most every Wednesday morning near dawn. Bedwell Bayfront Park, on the city of the old county dump, has enough small … Continue reading

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Art, hiking, great music – all on a very hot Peninsula day

The Adventurers try not to schedule two big events in one day but they took a chance today   given one that was a morning adventure and another an evening adventure. What they didn’t count on was the heat – … Continue reading

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Honoring Independence Day by judging a chili contest

L isn’t sure how chili and the 4th of July got connected. But she remembers when she’d returned to Menlo Park and was working at the Peninsula Times Tribune. One of her jobs was being a chili judge at one … Continue reading

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