Adventures of Brian and Dee

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Through San Francisco and On to Clear Lake

Our route took us right through the heart of San Francisco on a beautiful, clear summer day. We must have hit the traffic just right because it was a breeze going through the city, and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge was not nearly as scary a proposition as I thought it might be. Not a Continue Reading

Through the Wine Country

When we broke camp at Upper Oso, we intended to go to the Big Sur country next, but the campgrounds there were filled so we detoured inland to a campground in the wine growing country called Arroyo Seco, basically on the other side of the mountains from where Big Sur is located. Again, we had Continue Reading

I Now Understand Why Peaches Cost $2.99 a Pound

On the way to Clearlake and even before Arroya Seco (Greenfield, CA) we passed mile after mile after mile of orchards, vineyards, and farmland with a few cattle ranches thrown in. The contrast between lush growing fields on one side and dead brown grass on the other side which isn’t cultivated is dramatic. Water is Continue Reading

Rose’s Day at the Beach

On Sunday we decided to drive back down the mountain and visit the beaches near Santa Barbara. We found a great dog-friendly beach called Arroyo Burro Beach, also known as Hendry’s Beach. I always promised my Irish Setter Rose that we’d take her to a beach at the Pacific Ocean. Pesky details like the real Continue Reading