Archive for the ‘California’ Category

A day full of contrasts

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 26, 2010 | Comments Off on A day full of contrasts

I have spent the last two days in La Quinta at Lake Cahuilla and the surrounding area (Indian Wells, Palm Springs). I can’t remember the last time I have seen so many brick walls surrounding homes. All these gated communities with cookie cutter homes, golf and polo clubs. Driving through these towns was not particularly […]

Race to Deliver – West Coast

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Race to Deliver – West Coast

Thank you to all my generous donors who supported me this year.  I managed to raise $1,695.  Unfortunately, I fell short of my goal to raise $4,000.  However, it is not too late if you still want to make a donation (click here). I ran the 4 miles with my friend Faith in Dana Point […]

Final fundraising push

Posted by | Filed under California | Nov 17, 2010 | Comments Off on Final fundraising push

Only 4 more days until the big race for God’s Love We Deliver in Central Park. I will be running / walking somewhere in Southern California. My goal is to complete the 4 mile course in less than one hour. I think I will meet that goal; however, I am not sure if I meet […]

Jicky’s trip to the coast, part 2 – The Sea Ranch to Bodega Bay

Posted by | Filed under California | Sep 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Again, rewind mode. I found a very nice spot here in Bellingham at a dock facing the Bellingham Bay. I am sitting at an old picnic table typing away. It is bliss, sunshine, water, ships, the smell of the harbor (a little garbage smell too 🙁 ), no noise, except for the crying of seagulls; […]

My trips along the Pacific Coast

Posted by | Filed under California | Aug 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

Rewind a month. I can’t believe it has been that long. I am still trying to take it all in. I had promised myself to rent a convertible when I get to the Pacific Coast and I kept my promise. The day after the garlic festival I drove to San Jose to pick-up my Ford […]

Brief note

Posted by | Filed under California | Aug 10, 2010 | Comments Off on Brief note

Just to keep you updated on my whereabouts. I have been spending the last couple of days in a crazy beautiful area in northern California. The Scott Valley is surrounded by great forests, mountain ranges and rivers. I have been staying in the very nice small town Etna with a population of about 800. Going […]

Sleeping on the streets of San Francisco

Posted by | Filed under California | Aug 7, 2010 | 2 Comments

Yes, it has come to this. California is so expensive that I am now sleeping on the street, no more campgrounds. OK, let me rephrase that; no campground in San Francisco. After the garlic festival I was heading to San Francisco to visit my friend Priscilla and her family. I had figured I would find […]

Exhausting – finally Garlic Festival

Posted by | Filed under California | Aug 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Exhausting – finally Garlic Festival

Sorry about the long break between posts. Remind me never again to drive 1,200 miles in seven days! That is way too much with no days of rest in between. The good news is: I made it to the Gilroy Garlic Festival ahead of schedule. But, I have to say that it was not really […]

Garlic festival

Posted by | Filed under California | Jul 28, 2010 | 2 Comments

I am sorry; I don’t know where the time has gone.  I haven’t had a chance to write the Gilroy Garlic Festival report, but it will come soon.  Too much traveling in to shorter time period.

In loving memory

Posted by | Filed under California | Jul 21, 2010 | Comments Off on In loving memory

  My friend Marion passed away last Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was a fighter.