Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cliché

So it is a bit predictable to drone on about the charm of San Francisco architecture but I am going to do it anyway. Ben and I stumble off to have breakfast and we take pictures of houses en route. … Continue reading

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Truck Love

Topher’s truck has been a godsend during this trip. She has taken us everywhere with all kinds of good stuff in the flatbed. We decide to give her a hairdo. We take her to the local car hair saloon. These … Continue reading

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New Lamps for Old

The washing machine in the apartment is busted. It washes but does not spin thus leaving soaking wet clothes that take forever to dry and do not feel good. We thus determine to get a replacement. At this stage another … Continue reading

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Año Nuevo

When I first went to California I could not handle words with a little squiggle above the N. This symbol changes the pronunciation of  Año Nuevo from Anno as in Latin to Anyo as in er, well, you know.  Thus Cañada is not … Continue reading

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Is it a Fish? Is it a Bird?

From Moss Landing we head to Monterey to go diving in the cold Pacific Ocean. The truck is small and we all squeeze across the front cab. The water is cold and we need big thick wetsuits and hoods. Whoa, … Continue reading

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A Place of Deep Mud or Mire

We borrow Topher’s truck and head south to Elkhorn Slough, which is pronounced slew as in, “As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.” We have  a boat, we have an outboard that works, … Continue reading

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Crabs

So, it is crab season in San Francisco. You can get them everywhere, not just from the toilet seat. We buy a big live crab from a Chinese supermarket and eat it.   First we cook it. We boil it … Continue reading

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