Monday, October 7, 2013

A Little Furthur

A Little Furthur
                There’s nothing like live music to refresh the spirit, especially rock and roll (a loose term). This year started our tour by attending four shows performed by a band called Furthur. This group is a remnant of the Grateful Dead and has quite a following, going strong after all these years. They are excellent musicians, no doubt.  

                The first show was in Washington State at Marymoor Park near Redmond.  It was an evening show, and miraculously we didn’t get rained on and managed to get back to our vehicle without getting soaked.   Berkeley was next. We flew down to stay with Ari’s sister Debbie. The weather during our visit was perfect, warm & sunny. The shows there were held at the Greek Theatre which is an excellent venue. There was a timeless quality about this experience, most refreshing and renewing. Music is a universal language and when the songs are geared towards peace, happiness, and love, what more could you ask?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Night Out

June 19, 2013

Our first night  officially out and about here in Cloverdale. Love the Mexican Food.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In Cloverdale

                We’ve been taking walks around the neighborhood before Ari goes to the office.  It’s been so lovely in the cooler part of the day before the world wakes up. The birds sing and this morning we saw the sunrise and a couple of big jackrabbits in a nearby park. I wasn’t quick enough on the camera to capture the rabbits but I did get these:

Monday, June 17, 2013

On To Cloverdale

June 15, 3013
                This was the last day of Ari’s training, and was a shorter class.  We went to lunch with Bruce and his wife Sharon. They are really down home, nice folks.  I am glad for the connection. Mr. Johnson has been in the business for a long time. 
                Today was laundry day & while it was washing we did a bit of shopping at a nearby store in preparation for tomorrow’s drive. We found a fun taco place Chipoltes for dinner.  Life on the road.
Tomorrow we head towards Cloverdale and have yet to determine whether or not to visit with Ari’s sister on our way there. I am mostly packed.

June 16, 2013

                We rescheduled our visit to the bay area to visit my sister in law, so our chosen route to Cloverdale was California State Highway 29, a relatively short drive from Sacramento. The scenery on this route always fascinates me. There are so many different varieties of vegetation down here including palm trees, lemon trees, vineyards, and fields of sunflowers.  There were two lakes along the way as well, Lake Berryesa and Clear Lake.

                We checked in at 2:30, did a little food shopping and ended our day with burritos at the nearby restaurant, El Molcajete.

Clear Lake

Route 29