Sunday, January 10, 2021

Escape From Covid-19 And Insurrectionists

 Saturday: (01/09) A relaxing day tinkering in the office today. Lo and I visited the Grocery Outlet Market for a few things. I relocated the bench swing from being piled up to hanging from the swing rack. Now Lou can enjoy her swing even if I won’t put it back up in the arbor until I’ve finished there. Artichoke chicken over rice with peas for breakfast. Cottage cheese and fruit for lunch. Granola and banana for dinner.

The arbor double swing at its temporary home hanging from the swing frame.

Sunday: (01/10) Sauerbraten on a baked potato for breakfast. Lou and Dawn prepared it last night and put in the Foodie slow cooker. We all took a ride down to San Jose. I just wanted to check Dawn’s house, in particular the leaky faucet I repaired a while back. It does still have a valve stem leak but it is now very slow. We then visited three thrift stores and then had lunch from the Noodle & Company restaurant in South San Jose. All these travels were off freeway to make being away from home more enjoyable. Granola and a banana for dinner. 

Monday: (01/11) We heard on the weather forecast on the morning news that today there was a King Tide at 0930. Soooo, we thought we’d take a drive to see it. We drove up to San Francisco and took a walk along the Marina and at Crissy Field. Kind of fun at the Wave Organ. I managed to get my feet soaked by one of the larger waves. Nice sunny day once the fog went away. Leftover artichoke chicken over rice for breakfast. Lunch from the deli at the Safeway Market by the Marina. We also cruised many of the streets including up and down hills in the Russian Hill area. Back home about 1600. Granola for dinner. 
View of bay from Crissy Field. Golden Gate Bridge.

Wave Organ at SF Marina. Lou and Dawn listening to the organ.

Tuesday: (01/12) Sauerbraten on a baked potato for breakfast. I trimmed my hair, beard, eyebrows, and ears after breakfast. Lunch from Taqueria El Grullense. Otherwise a relaxing day inside even though it wasn’t bad outside. The sun never got through the cloud cover but it wasn’t cold. One of these days I’m going to have to get to work. Granola for dinner.

Friday, January 8, 2021

El Corte De Madera OSP Hike

Friday: (01/08) A nice 8.7 mile hike at El Corte De Madera OSP today. Excellent trails, nice weather with only a few drops of rain. Oatmeal for breakfast. Veggie burrito from Tacos El Gruelense in redwood City for lunch. Sliced apple with peanut butter for dinner.
A nice banana slug. On right a nice ravine.

About half of the hake was on roads. An interesting regrown tree stump. The hike track on right.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Weird Times

Wednesday: (01/06) I went to my man cave (RV) to attend my Wednesday Webinar and watch the Electoral Vote Count. Then spent the rest of the day watching the assault on the capitol building. Pot roast with the fixings for breakfast. Chill beans for lunch. Burger for dinner.

Thursday: (01/07) Another somewhat nice day. Another day of doing nothing. Leftover pot roast for breakfast. Chopped salad from the nearby Corner Bakery for lunch. Macaroni and cheese with broccoli and bacon for dinner.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Portola Redwoods SP, Peters Creek Loop Hike

Tuesday: (01/05) I took off early to Portola Redwoods State Park. I hiked out to the Peters Creek Loop, a nice redwood grove about 6miles out then back the same 6 miles. Weather was nice but the trail was quite muddy after yesterday's rain. I was back to the car about 1500. Lou and I made a shopping run to Smart And Final Market. Granola with diced apple for breakfast. Ham and cheese with hummus sandwich and sliced apple for lunch. Leftover beef soup for dinner. 


Mushroom and a nice green stump.

A nice banana slug and an old abandoned car in an area with no current nearby roads.

View of the burnt Butano Ridge, More mushrooms.

Just a nise bunch of leaves on left. The mushroom was growing on a tiny twig.

A huge burnt out tree snag. Drippy sap lag.


Nice green trail. The hike track on the right.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Watching the Big Dig

Wednesday: (12/30) A nice but cold day I headed off early to a 0930 Kaiser lab appointment for some blood letting. Lou made roast chicken with Spanish rice and Brussel’s sprouts for breakfast. I did a little “supervision” of the construction project down the street. Lunch was leftover enchiladas with rice and avocados.

Thursday: (12/31) Breakfast from Happy donut. My usual sausage, egg and cheese muffin. I watched the construction crew drill the first few holes for the basement shoring. They all went home at noon for the holiday. Lou made Chinese food for lunch. Chow Mein with broccoli beef. I soaked my hands while washing dishes. I think Lou used every one in the kitchen. A relaxing evening. I took a nap early and awoke in time to bid 2020 goodbye.

Friday: (01/01) Granola and banana for breakfast. I relaxed all day tinkering on the computer. Ernie prepared black eyed peas with spinach and corn bread for lunch. Leftovers for dinner.
Our holiday dinner from Ernie,  black-eyed peas and cornbread with spinach.

Saturday: (01/02) Granola and banana for breakfast. Leftover Chinese food for lunch. Cold and damp outside. In the late afternoon we took a drive. We drove through the crowded Foothills Park. We came back on Arastradero then up ECR to Redwood City. We noticed the old JJK market is open again. We’ll have to come back to see what it’s like. Since we were in the area, we picked up dinner at Harry’s Hofbrau. Lou got here Prime Rib and I got my lasagna. Back home I tried reinstalling the DChome app for my solar charger monitoring. It finally let me in. Works nicely.

Sunday: (01/03) I ran a battery load test on the RV today. By that I mean I unplugged the RV and the refrigerator load of 27 amps for 8 hours did the job. It was only down to 70% but that will have to do for the exercise. Not much else accomplished. Leftover black eyed peas with fresh cornbread for breakfast. Leftover lasagna and peas for lunch. Ham and cheese slides for dinner.

Monday: (01/04) Beef soup for breakfast. We all took a drive today on this rainy day. We drove up to Daly City then down the coast on Highway 1. We explored various places as we drove down to Santa Cruz. Lou and Dawn explored the Goodwill thrift store there and took a walk as I took a nap. We stopped for lunch in Pacifica at Safeway. Back home at 1700. I had a couple of sausages with cornbread for my dinner.
No photos of the drive but here is one of the construction site down the street.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Portola State Park Hike

 Tuesday: (12/29) A little before noon I went to Portola State Park for a hike. I hiked Iverson trail to Old Haul Road. All trails are closed at Old Haul Road or where they enter Pescadero County Park due to fire damage. Fortunately, it looks like the fire didn’t kill all the trees. I also hiked to the Old Tree and a loop on the Slate and Summit trails. Lou made meatless sausage with baked potatoes and coleslaw for breakfast. I had a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. Leftovers for dinner.

Nice trails.

Some fungi on a log and a trail closed sign where the Iversen Trial leads into the burn area.

Proof that aliens were here.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Post Christmas

Saturday: (12/26) An occasionally rainy day. A relaxing day at home. Nothing accomplished. Sausage with beans and rice for breakfast. Steak with mashed potatoes and roast cauliflower for lunch. Pumpkin pie for dinner.

Sunday: (12/27) I raked some leaves off the neighbors garage roof trying to collect a load for our compost bins for this week. We took a walk around the neighborhood in the afternoon. I received my BlueTooth dongle (Renology BT2) to add a link from our solar charger to my phone. I haven't been able to get the app to work yet. Lou picked up breakfast from A Good Morning Cafe. A nice clear day. Roast chicken with rice and corn for lunch. Granola with carrots (not mixed) for dinner.

Monday: (12/28) Rain last night and some sprinkles in the morning. Tamales for breakfast. Lou and I did some grocery shopping today. Chinese for lunch and dinner.