It is National Doughnut Day

A couple of months ago I was going through Facebook and noticed the photo of what I would call a designer doughnut. Since I was only readily familiar with one establishment that sold “designer doughnuts,” I asked if my friend had ever visited Psycho Donuts. It was not an unreasonable question since they are located in Northern California as is he. It was not long before someone else joined the discussion and informed me that if I wanted a great doughnut, I had to visit Stan’s Donuts in Santa Clara. Eventually, my friend returned to the discussion and told me …

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Photos from Pt Reyes National Seashore

Here are some photos from the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tule Elk Reserve. I can not explain why it has taken me until now to venture out onto Tomales Point. I must have driven past it a dozen times. With the guidance of my uncle that lives just south of there, we visited Hearts Desire Beach as well as Tomales Bay State Park. We found lots of water fowl and other birds, as well as a herd of elk. Unfortunately, we had to get to San Francisco so we had to cut the day short around 4:00 or 5:00. …

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Project 365 November 2010 Recap

A Picture a Day, Project 365 November 2010 Photos November was an interesting month. It started off with me having no facial hair for the first time since 1971. Luckily, the beginning of the month was pretty warm, so that made the transition from furry to bare a little easier. As far as travel is concerned, Tanya and I drove up to Northern California and checked out the redwoods and visited a couple friends. Other than that, my travel was all within 150 miles of my home. I have a feeling that 2010 is going to end with me sticking …

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Photos From Redwoods National Park

The Drive from Eureka to Crescent City Photos From US Hwy 101 Between Eureka and Crescent City We woke up in Eureka on Saturday morning. My good friend, Cathy, had the day off so she joined Tanya, Buddy and me as we ventured further north to take some more photos. We went up into the Redwoods National Forest then to Crescent City before stopping in Trinidad for an early dinner. It was a fairly overcast day and we did get a little rain, but hey, it is November, and we were pretty far north.

Photos From the Avenue of the Giants

Photos From the California Redwoods Our Drive To Humboldt Redwoods State Park Tanya arrived on Wednesday evening. Thursday morning we decided we wanted to go somewhere. We thought about Utah, but for some reason the weather appeared to be nicer up north, so we decided to head up to see the Redwoods. We spent Thursday evening in Novato so we had nothing but nice scenery all day Friday. The weather was amazing. We ended the day in Eureka where we spent then evening with a dear friend.

An Old Friend

We spent Friday evening with my friend, Cathy. We have been friends since she saved my butt in 1971. She did not even know who I was, but she went out of her way to keep me from killing myself. There is no one that has known me longer and we have the history to prove it. My photo of the day for day 317 is of Tanya, Cathy and myself at a beach north of Eureka, probably by Humboldt.

Visiting Humboldt State Park

Tanya and I decided to go check out the Redwoods since she has not been more than 50 miles north of San Francisco. We started off nice and early in Novato and the day’s weather was amazing. Uncharacteristically so. My photo of the day for day 316 is of Tanya and I at one of the many roadside attractions found along US Highway 101.

Photos from the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains

Bridgeport, Twin Lakes, Mono Lake and the Sierra Nevada Mountains We woke up in Bridgeport, which is one of those towns along US 395 that if you blink, you will miss it. Buddy and I began the day with a walk through town. That was enough to convince me that we were going to have to do a little exploring before we started the last leg of our journey home. I saw a sign for Twin Lakes and decided that we should go check them out. It was a great decision as the lakes and snow-capped mountains were very picturesque. …

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Photos From Lake Tahoe and US 395

Pictures from along Lake Tahoe and US 395 [adrotate group=”6″] California and Nevada We spent the day driving around Lake Tahoe. It is amazing how long that can take when you are stopping as frequently as we do for picture taking. Tahoe was a bit chilly, but amazingly beautiful. After circling the lake we headed towards Yosemite. Unfortunately, Highway 120 was closed, so we had to figure out what to do about that. After driving back and forth on the 395 as we changed destinations, we decided to just head south and see what we see. That policy has worked …

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Photos from Nevada

Nevada Photos [adrotate group=”6″] Wendover to South Lake Tahoe We left West Wendover, NV and headed west to Lake Tahoe. While it was a little chilly, it was nothing compared to the last several days. Since it was Cinco de Mayo, we decided to find a Mexican restaurant along the way for dinner. We landed in Sparks, NV at Cantina Los Tres Hombres. The food was tasty and they had a wide selection of tequilas to choose from. Alexis, our server made a couple nice suggestions and we left satisfied. From there it was a relatively short drive to South …

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