Flying to SFO

May 20, 2015 – This time around we decided to park at an off-site lot for the airport.  It saved us a bit of money and didn’t really take much longer to get to the terminal, plus we didn’t have to worry about the parking lot being full. Once we were at the airport we…

Los Angeles to Las Vegas

November 21, 2012 – Wednesday was another driving day, this time from Thousand Oaks to Las Vegas. This meant we got to experience some of the infamous LA traffic, although it still wasn’t too bad (perhaps because it was a holiday week). We did discover that we prefer the area north and west of the…

Santa Barbara and Los Olivos

November 20, 2012 – After a fun day of exploring Los Angeles, we decided to make our way west to explore Santa Barbara and the town of Los Olivos.  We ate a quick breakfast at the Hampton Inn, and then got on the road towards the Santa Barbara Mission. The Mission tour is a self-guided…

Los Angeles: Tar Pits, Coastline, and Food

November 19, 2012 – We’d heard that rush hour traffic into Los Angeles was something to avoid, so our first destination was Malibu. We found a spot along the a trail to park and walked to the top of a small overlook. We could hear, but couldn’t see, what sounded like sea lions. There were about…

Driving from San Francisco to Thousand Oaks

November 18, 2012 – We went to Muir Woods again in the morning, doing the same walk as the previous day. This time we got stuck behind a little tour bus that was very afraid of the twisting roads, but eventually made it to the parking lot.  The woods weren’t too crowded, and while we…

Flying to San Francisco, CA

November 17, 2012 – We got up a bit too early for my tastes (the clock read 3:15), got ready and headed out to the airport. They had the tunnel into Boston closed for construction, so we had to detour; fortunately we had plenty of time, though we did discover that the line at the…