We sold San Diego and moved to Littleton right smack as coronavirus broke out across the land. It was a move planned well before the pandemic but ended up happening at exactly the same moment. Our life got small and quiet, as it did for many people. We had the beauty of nature and the wonder of our little chickens to sustain us. Continue reading “2020, the lost year”
A great little Christmas visit from John A on his way to Vegas. Our last guest before leaving San Diego… Continue reading “John A. stays with us for Christmas 2019”
Just hopped north for a pre-Christmas visit. Got to see all the nieces and nephews — growing up so fast! Continue reading “A pre-Christmas visit to Seattle, 2019”
All the pro-housing friends from Rise Up Town gathered on this rainy December day to hear and talk about Yes! in My Back Yard issues in SD.
Ida pulled together a special weekend for Jane’s birthday in San Diego. Was fun seeing the siblings outside of Seattle — a rare treat. Continue reading “Jane, Ida and Jack come to San Diego for Jane’s birthday”
I was thrilled and honored to receive the CirculateSD “Momentum Award” for advocate of the year, on behalf of Rise Up Town. Clint and Kyle shared that honor — because it was truly a group effort.
A warm and sunny few days hosting Luke and Eun-ju here in San Diego. I got to hit one of my “to-do” spots: the USS Midway aircraft carrier parked in the harbor. Luke and I did a flight sim thing — and totally failed. Haha. Continue reading “Luke and Eun-ju visit me in San Diego”
Whew, it was hot. But the natural settings for the animals were amazing. Continue reading “A day at Safari Park”
We got some milkweed and then hoped a momma Monarch would lay some eggs. Sure enough, we had 6 caterpillars appear. We got a cover for the plant so they’d be able to metamorphosize without getting eaten by birds. So beautiful to see them hatch and fly away. Continue reading “Breeding some Monarch butterflies”
Darryl brought some fun extras from his Easter bonnet down to us. Ghost got to enjoy them, and then Celeste. Continue reading “Darryl’s Easter visit”
Just a killer hike to the highest point in the region on a sweltering hot day. 🙂 Continue reading “Hike up Kumaay Peak”
I was a central organizer for the Safe Lanes on 30th Ride. A tremendous turnout: over 300 riders of all ages and abilities. Just like we want to see on these streets every day. Continue reading “Safe Bike Lanes on 30th Street”
A rare chance to catch my old friend Ira Sachs on the West Coast. Continue reading “Catching up with Ira”
I spent months organizing and gathering fellow pro-housing and pro-biking neighbors to run for seven open seats on our community planning group, called “Uptown Planners.” It was a sweet, sweet victory. Our slate of 7 candidates swept to a resounding victory. One of the top moments in my life, that night. Elation! Continue reading “Rise Up Town election victory”
Walking our streets and talking to neighbors with our candidates for Uptown Planners, 2019. Continue reading “Neighborhood walk with Rise Up Town”
Got to see Darryl while he was down in SD. Continue reading “BikeSD meet up for coffee”
My wonderful niece Anne came down to SD to see some old college pals and just see the old town. We went down to Old Town for tacos, hiked Torrey Pines, and caught up on the couch. Really fun time.
Finally got out to the La Jolla Gliderport and did the hike down to Blacks Beach. Pretty otherworldly, I admit. Was nice to just be out on the Pacific in the winter sun. Continue reading “Blacks Beach with Nick”
First, a lovely walk through our neighborhood in the warm winter sun. Then, in what’s become a bit of a tradition, we went to celebrate over dinner at Arrivederci just down the street. Our second Christmas dinner at Arrivederci in a row. And we’re going again in 2019. So good. Continue reading “San Diego Christmas 2018”
Joined the fun at the opening of the new public library just two blocks from our condo. Ran into Matt there with his kids. Another bright SD morning. Get the sunglasses.
Patrick and I mounted up on our bikes, added some LED string lights and rode around with 150 other people through Balboa Park and Uptown. So fun. Continue reading “Holiday Joy Ride 2018”
Darryl and I took the ferry to Coronado with my two bikes in tow. Lovely regatta out there as we crossed the harbor. Light was intense but the temps were pretty cool. We ate some tasty Greek food just before biking home. Continue reading “New Years biking over the water with Darryl”
Matt came down to stay with us for the holiday. Darryl bopped down too, from Long Beach. Minigolf and Torrey Pines! Continue reading “Thanksgiving 2018 with Matt & Darryl”
Patrick and I go see Fun Home down at Horton Plaza. So good. Continue reading “Going to see FUN HOME musical”
Popped up to Seattle to see the folks for a pre-holiday visit. Hanging out in the kitchen with Sherrimomma. Stopping over at Emily’s to see the niecephews. Walks around View Ridge. Continue reading “Seattle visit in winter”
Checking out the dancing and festivities at the API festival in Mission Bay here in SD. Gorgeous September day. Continue reading “Pacific Islander Festival with Darryl, Leroy & Antonio”
A picture perfect winter day for a ferry ride with Curtis and the NoSpandex bike group to ride around Coronado Island. Continue reading “Coronada winter bike ride with #NoSpandex crew”
Hosting my old pals from SF for a long weekend in San Diego. Both Anthony and Matt came down to stay here. We did some beach, mini golf, Caché, Spruce St Bridge and general touring. No surprise: the weather was cooperative. Continue reading “Anthony & Matt visit San Diego”
Checked out our local attraction. Was okay. We skipped all “live animal shows.” Not into that.
Up to the bay area for my great uncle’s amazing 90th party in El Cerrito. The history and love in that room was inspiring. Some very moving words were spoken. He’s so beloved by everyone in the family — including me.
Fun festive and full of free tacos! I think he turned 40… but shhhhh…
We found a semi-hidden trail right off of 3rd Street near our house. Spectacular views of MV. Continue reading “Mission Valley Hike”
Been here a few times now. Can’t beat the view. Not a fan of the faux Roman columns, though. 🙂
Just biked to the beach with Bill for sunset and tacos overlooking the beach. Continue reading “Ocean Beach sunset”
Finally made it to the famous aquarium in La Jolla! Continue reading “Scripps Aquarium”
A gorgeous afternoon out on the San Diego harbor, cruising on the big Hornblower with Chad Michaels for MC. The sunset was equally amazing. Met some really nice folks, too. Continue reading “Harbor Cruise”