This is a random post which highlights a few things that we did in S.F. or found semi-interesting……starting with our new Safeway card.  While we’ve used our Kroger card for years, I had forgotten how expensive everything was without the card.  Staying in AirBnB condos necessitated buying provisions…..so, we’re now the proud owner…..   Next,… Read More


At the urging of our son Eric, we headed for Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz Island…..   When you arrive at the island (which is maintained by the national parks staff) you can watch an introductory video and then hike up the hill to the prison.  We took the audio tour which… Read More


The last two days have been mostly “work” days for us.  Camille has been working on her docent “Isms” packet and Greg has had a number of conference calls to fill the morning and early afternoon.  We did manage to get out for lunch at Louis’ on Tuesday and take a stroll  around Lands End park……… Read More


We said our goodbyes to Carlotta and Eric in Pacific Grove…..   and drove a little over 2 hours to San Francisco where we’ll be for the next 5 days.   We’re staying at an Airbnb in the Richmond District, near Golden Gate Park. After walking down to Safeway to get breakfast foods we walked… Read More


On Saturday we walked to breakfast at First Awakenings in Monterrey then hopped in the car to take the 17 mile drive (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17-Mile_Drive).  Below are a few photo highlights…..     Camille and I went back to Point Lobos State Park while Carlotta and Eric hung around Pacific Grove.  Our day ended with a great… Read More


We started our Friday (2/26) off by going to 8am Mass at the Carmelite Mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea.  It has to be on some of the most expensive land of any church in the world…..     After church we had breakfast at the place that we’ve stayed at a few times before, the Highlands Inn… Read More


On Thursday (2/25) we hit the road for Pacific Grove, CA, a 4 1/2 hour drive north from Ojai on the Monterrey Peninsula.  We stayed at an Airbnb on Ocean Blvd. at Lover’s Point.  It was our most expensive Airbnb for the trip but WOW…..what a view of the Pacific Ocean….       We… Read More


We rolled into Ojai on Wednesday (2/24) and met our son Eric for lunch at Hip and had a delicious vegan burrito…..   …..then it was back to Carlotta and Eric’s new home.     The vegetation is something we don’t see in Ohio…..the Agave and Palm Trees (click to enlarge)……       After getting settled… Read More


We said our goodbyes to Jana, Brian and Maya in Del Mar on Tuesday morning.  We had a great stay at their AirBnB and really enjoyed Del Mar and would love to come back. We headed north to Pomona (2 hour drive) to visit a new client of Upright’s, Phenix Truck Bodies.  Had a good… Read More


We started off our day at where else but the Stafford Court Cafe.  We got there a little after 7am and had the place to ourselves….   After breakfast, we walked down to the Sea Grove Park.  And right below the park and along the ocean runs a railroad track which is pretty active with… Read More