Category Archives: Rocket City

A Brief Stay Between Vacations

We’re back home in San Francisco. But only until Thursday, when we pack up a rented SUV with the girls and my folks and head down to Monterey for a little fish-and-golf-viewing. A few things we learned on our two-week … Continue reading

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Grillin’ and Chillin’

“Does it have a grill?” “It has an enclosed backyard, DirectTV, and a view of the vineyards.” “Does it have a grill?” “It doesn’t say on the description. But it’s isolated and only a mile or so from town.” “Can … Continue reading

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…And Happy Father’s Day.

I made a silent promise to david not to blog on Father’s Day, so I’ll tell you now: it was a swell day. Started off shaky, what with the $9.99 Target wafflemaker that took 12 minutes to make limp, greasy … Continue reading

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Step Right Up, Folks!

Growing up, I had a love-hate relationship with the county fair, and I hope you’ll pardon me a bit of a therapy session before I dive into the great fun of the San Joaquin County Fair. The Greene County Fair … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market

We swung by the Lodi farmer’s market today, and let me tell you: they do it up right. Close down three blocks of downtown (which, granted, doesn’t exactly divert much traffic) and the true heart of Lodi exposes itself: which … Continue reading

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