Don on May 29th, 2015

Friday: (05/29) If all went well we are camping tonight and tomorrow at the ranch of one of my hiking group members. He was nice enough to schedule a visit this weekend for the group. It’s not too far from home being just South of Livermore and over the mountains from San Jose. Granola for […]

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Don on May 23rd, 2015

Saturday: (05/23) Our usual shopping run in the morning. Lou made biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I spent the day finishing the cooler installation by installing weatherstripping. I then installed the lower cabinets. Lots of fitting to be done on a very un-level floor. ¬†Grilled cheese and tuna sandwiches for lunch. A nice lentil and […]

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Don on May 22nd, 2015

Friday: (05/22) Breakfast from L&L Hawaiian. Alex picked me up and we headed up the hill to the Grizzly Flat Trailhead at Long Ridge OSP. We met Jonathan and Colin there and carpooled down to Portola State Park to start our hike up the mountain. This was a one way hike up the mountain via […]

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Don on May 19th, 2015

Tuesday: (05/19) Off to pickup some salvaged kitchen cabinets this morning. I found them on a walk a few days ago. Lou confirmed they’ed be good for her craft room so we bought them. Lou’s been busy cleaning the room out to make room for them. We dashed off to Uhaul to rent a trailer […]

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Don on May 18th, 2015

Monday: (05/18) Breakfast from L&L Hawaiian. A nice sausage, egg and cheese English muffin and a donut. This place has become a gem. We never cared for the Hawaiian food but it now has donuts, breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers and more and everything I’ve tried recently is good. ¬† I then walked over to the house […]

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Don on May 16th, 2015

Saturday: (05/16) The usual Saturday morning grocery run. I had a couple of breakfast wraps at the Walmart McDonalds then made corned beef hash and eggs later for a real breakfast. We had a wiener roast with the Hackmans for dinner by a nice campfire in the yard. Lou was busy cleaning out her hobby […]

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Don on May 15th, 2015

Friday: (05/15) Breakfast from Jack In The Box, a Loaded Breakfast Sandwich. That is my favorite pre-hike breakfast, big enough but not stuffy. I signed up to take a hike with the San Jose Mid-Week Hikers Group at Sam McDonald park in the mountains of Southern Sam Mateo County about 15 miles NW of home. […]

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Don on May 14th, 2015

Thursday: (05/14) Dawn had an appointment in redwood City and Lou and I stopped by the habitat For Humanity Restore, a surplus building materials store in San Carlos. On yesterday’s walk I spotted some salvage kitchen cabinets (above left) that would work in her craft room. We measured and considered and bought them. We have […]

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Don on May 13th, 2015

Wednesday: (05/13) I made corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast. After breakfast I picked a pale of olallieberries. Then I watered the yard. We don’t use the sprinkler systems nor the drip system anymore. Watering is more targeted and less often now. A little before noon I headed out for a city walk. I […]

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Don on May 13th, 2015

Wow! Another snow storm is headed for Southern California. It’s the third since I took my snow storm break at Cajon Pass in mid April. It’s interesting that in a drought, which we are definitely having in California and with most streams and springs already dry in mid April, that we are having the snow […]

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