Dog Days in San Diego

San Diego is a pretty wonderful place for dogs.  Many of the beaches allow dogs on leash in the evening (after 4pm from November 1st until March 31st and after 6pm from April 1st to October 31st) and before 9am.  There are also quite a few beaches with areas that allow dogs off-leash as well as … Continue reading

Tide Pooling

Tide pooling is an activity that we enjoyed last year in California as well as Oregon. So when we found out the tide was to be a negative tide (very low) in the next few days, we decided to try to visit the tide pools of Point Loma at Cabrillo National Monument. This was timely, as we were … Continue reading

Perfectly Good Airplanes

We have some good friends from Denver who came to visit Southern California last weekend. Malcolm and his daughter Natalie are wonderful folks who are mostly quite normal except for this peculiar tendency that they have to repeatedly jump out of perfectly good airplanes. So while Brenda visited … Continue reading


About 25 miles north of San Diego is the town of Encinitas, a beach town with six miles of Pacific coastline. Our friends Jeanette and Dennis suggested we spend a day there. We met for lunch was at Betty’s Pie Whole, memorable not only for its name but for its savory and sweet pies. Yum! … Continue reading