We took a short trip to Cambria and Paso Robles to celebrate dual birthdays with the Hunter clan. On the way, we stopped at the spectacular Post Ranch Inn for a tasty lunch with a view. We both loved the little town of Cambria. Moonstone Beach is lined with cozy hotels, and the pace is
While having dinner outside at our favorite vegetarian restaurant, we heard a rumor that they may be opening a new, larger restaurant a few blocks away. We hope so! A little cropping and a half-stop vignette with Lightroom, otherwise pretty much straight out of my Fuji X100s.
Chris and Ben prepared pork AND lamb for last weekend’s feast. I’m trying out settings on the Fuji X100s. Hope you like the new “HD” aspect ratio. These were shot with the Film Simulation mode set to “Pro Negative, High Contrast”. Now, I usually (always) shoot RAW, but it turns out that there are some
The Hunter Clan wanted to try something new this holiday, so we decided to have a crab feast at the Franciscan. Our expectations were low due to the touristy location, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and outstanding service.
Our dear friends Ann and Lynne provided the excuse for a trip to the Napa Valley. As it happens, the trip could not have been timed more perfectly. We arrived just in time to witness Mother Nature at her scenic best. Thanks to Lynne, we visited some of the most beautiful wineries we have ever
Kelly and I walked to one of our local wine tasting rooms this afternoon. We didn’t know it before we got there, but JC Cellars was having a 50% off sale, which is definitely not good for the ol’ pocketbook. I did get this wonderful shot of Kelly though. Does she look great, or what?
Thanks Tom and Julie, for including us in your trip fabulous food-filled trip up nort’. The whole weekend was fabulous. Steaks on the grill, shopping in Mendo… But that meal at Cafe Beaujolais was one of the most memorable ever. Awesome.
I was not looking forward to driving 5 hours to Shaver Lake to be held prisoner in a cabin in the snow, but that’s not how it turned out at all. The holiday I dread the most turned out to be more than tolerable this year. At times, it was actually fun. The food and
According to weather expert Chris, The San Francisco Bay Area was the coldest spot in the US this Fourth of July, with the possible exception of a few locations in Alaska. Along with temperatures in the 50’s came the famous fog, which obliterated any hope of seeing any fireworks. Oh well… We did get to