Friday, February 27, 2015

Barleymash

  
The Barleymash was such a fabulous restaurant. I am so glad my friends Casey and Frances suggested it. Any occasion to catch up with good friends is worth it, especially when good food is to be had. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Poway Farmers Market


It was supposed to rain today so we decided that instead of climbing, we should plan a lower commitment outdoor activity.  Also, we are all trying to sidestep the flu that is going around by sleeping in and maintaining lower stress activities. For these reasons and more we went to the Poway Farmers Market for a leisurely stroll. We were delighted to find how large and successful its become.  Its doubled in size since I've seen it last.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Lightning Brewery (part 1)


I heard about Lightning Brewery from the New York Times of all places. I was all over the NYT 36 hours in Palm Springs article during our visit there, and checked out the 36 hours in San Diego article out of curiosity. Most of the things on that list were pretty standard. Coronado, Belmont Park, and Torrey Pines are all good solid places to visit while in San Diego. Lightning Brewery was a huge standout. I mean, there are dozens of breweries in San Diego, what was so special about Lightening? To a newcomer, I would have suggested Stone or Karl Strauss.

I knew the beer at Lightning was good. I've bought thundervizen from the grocery store near my house. I went to see what all the fuss was about.

Friday, February 20, 2015

30 Hours in Palm Springs Part 2

  
Sunday morning was intense in Palm Springs. Every breakfast place was full, every sidewalk teeming with people. We participated more in the Modernism Week activities by taking our own little tour of mid century modern inspired homes using an awesome App we downloaded by the Palm Springs Modernism committee. It was fun, and I wish we could have spent more time lounging and perhaps drinking than we did.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

30 hours in Palm Springs Part 1

 
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We decided to take a quick trip to palm springs over Presidents Day weekend. Palm springs is only 2 hours away but I've never spend an appreciable amount of time there except when driving through to Joshua Tree.  Our hopes were to unwind just a little and to soak up a little mid century modern design aesthetic. 

I had a busy two days planned. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Buffy Summits Mount Woodsen

We decided to go on a hike today. 

We should really be trying to cocreate more adventures with our dog. I feel so nervous about climbing with her because she is so sweet and codependent that she likes to get just right under someone when they are trying to climb. I have stopped trying to bring her because I worry that she will get accidentally kicked in the head too many times. 

I was a bit worried that Buffy couldn't do the Potato Chip Hike. She is rather small and I've seen lots of small dogs get carried down before. She was such a trooper. She was all cuddles and naps when we got home, too. I am looking forward to our next trip out all together. 

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