Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Month: May 2014

Reno

Facebook Twitter We really enjoyed ourselves the last time through Reno, so we were looking forward to being here again. We arrived a few days ahead of schedule, since we’d cut out Death Valley (the temperatures were over 100F) and zoomed past some of the overnight spots along the way. Tonopah was a particularly bitter-sweet pass-by, […]

Paso Robles – a siren’s call luring us away from the sea

Facebook Twitter Once we were back on the coast, it was really hard to think about leaving it again. Being there on the water, with the waves crashing in, the breeze wafting in to cool things down, and the sea life to enjoy, made me question our plans. They weren’t very solid at this point […]

Santa Barbara – The American Riviera

Facebook Twitter There are three state beach campgrounds by Santa Barbara. Carpinteria is 12 miles south of Santa Barbara El Capitan is 17 miles west and Refugio is 20 miles west. We chose Refugio this time, since my parents had just been there the month before and had enjoyed it. When reserving the camp site, […]

Jazz, murder and the Brady Bunch?

Facebook Twitter One of the more atypical things we did was to accompany my brother up to the Vitello’s Restaurant in Studio City. Vitello’s is a great looking old style Italian Jazz and Supper Club. Since the 60’s they’ve been hosting jazz, cabaret, and world music shows for both local acts and musicians traveling through […]

Conan O’Brien – Attitude really does come from the top-down

Facebook Twitter Right from the start, Conan O’Brien was the opposite of Chelsea Handler. We’d taken the Warner Brothers studio tour earlier and been told there were some standby tickets available for his show. We were a little gun shy, wondering if it was worth our time to be treated like cattle once again like […]

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