Taco Tuesday (On Saturday)

I’ve been jonesing for tacos like my mother used to make us when my brothers and I were kids. You know the kind; ground beef, onions, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cumin. Prepackaged taco seasoning was WAY too expensive for my mother. She made them with fried corn tortillas, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheddar …

Incontro Ristorante, Danville, CA

I’m taking care of some friends’ dogs, a German Sheppard and Shiba Inu mix, whilst they are in Hawaii renewing their vows. As they are rambunctious 2 year old “puppies”, Fred’s and my monthly dinner needed to be close to home so they wouldn’t be left alone for too long. We chose to hit up …

Going Home

It was tough to leave Lake Tahoe. Not only because of its natural beauty but also because I knew it was the last leg of my journey. I needed to get home to deal with some family business so there was no choice other than to leave. No use of Carmen (the GPS) today: I …

Times Gone Bye

Under clear and sunny skies and with a full tank of gas, Morgan (the dog) and I left Las Vegas on our way to South Lake Tahoe. I finally figured out how to get Carmen (the GPS) to keep me off interstate highways and on the secondary roads I prefer: Pick a town along the …

Sedona to Las Vegas, Baby

Wow, what a culture shock. Sedona sits within an absolutely stunning environment: Red rock mesas, pinion pines, earth’s energy abounds. Vegas abounds in artificial opulence with energy supplied by the Hoover dam. My head is spinning. Not unlike a roulette wheel. Today’s route followed State Route 89A out of Sedona. In Cottonwood, I cut over …

Monument Valley

The clear sky and slight breeze of last night turned into an overcast sky and gusty winds this morning. Gusty winds and desert soil makes for dust storms.  In this case, pretty spectacular dust storms. Unfortunately, the dust storms masked clear views of Monument Valley. Dust storm and reduced visibility aside, Monument Valley in Southern …

Southern Utah

I awoke today to find a wet nose in my face, two brown eyes staring at me, a dusting of snow on the surrounding mountaintops, overcast skies and a prediction of light rain showers. Morgan didn’t care about the weather; she needed to pee. I threw on yesterday’s clothes and Morgan dragged me out into …

Ogden, Utah

I’m in Ogden, UT to see my friend Suzan, but my dinner this evening far eclipsed today’s travels so I’m leading off with that. Whilst chatting on the phone with my friend John on the drive in (hands free of course) he suggested that I visit historic 25th street in downtown Ogden for dinner. I …

Chocolate Raspberry Pop Tarts

When I was a kid, our family summer vacations consisted of us piling into the family station wagon and heading out on a road trip for parts unknown, at least parts unknown to us kids. My mother would always have a box of doughnuts on hand to keep us kids cooperative and get us in …