Our good friend Andy from San Diego, graduating this month from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in neurobiological psychology, showed us around the UCSB campus and the student housing neighborhood in Isla Vista. Then we Jucy’d into downtown Santa Barbara for the Tuesday night buffet at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant. Buen … More UCSB Class of 2016
The campground at El Capitan State Beach in Santa Barbara County is a short hike down to the surf. Without any reservations, we secured a campsite on Tuesday and again Wednesday. Ocean views, running water, picnic tables, clean bathrooms and hot showers – for $45 a night. Seeing sunset and sunrise from the bluffs or … More !El Capitán, mi Capitan!
Across the Pacific Coast Highway from Malibu Beach RV Park is Dan Blocker Beach, named for the TV actor who played Hoss Cartright on “Bonanza.” Our lunch destination on Taco Tuesday was Zuma Beach. We ordered lunch to go from Nelly’s taco truck in Malibu and ate in the Jucyvan. At Zuma we bodysurfed, played … More Bonanza, Tacos, Zuma, Dolphins
Just in time for sunset on Monday evening, we arrived at Malibu Beach RV Park on Pacific Coast Highway. It offers superb views of the ocean, extremely clean shower and bathroom facilities, outdoor billiard and ping pong tables, and a camp store. Our green and purple ride was dwarfed by all of the RVs in … More Roughing it Smoothly, Malibu-style
After one last Cove swim to the buoys Monday morning and coffee and muffins from Pannikin, we left San Diego and hit the road for Orange County. Just a day before, Huntington Beach lifeguards closed Sunset Beach due to shark sightings. The coast was clear by the time we got there and body surfed a few … More Safe to Go Back in the Water
My father was fond of the expression “The sun is over the yardarm” – an old sailor’s reference to the time of day when it’s OK to have your first drink. I treasure the photos of dad smiling and pouring cocktails on a folding table next to a folding chair somewhere in the woods, circa … More When the Sun is Over the Yardarm
The toughest golf course in San Diego might be the little nine-holer overlooking Highway 52 in University City. Let me know the next time you break par on that bad boy. To call it an executive course is a stretch. There’s nothing executive about the pitch and putt, especially with the deterioration of greens, removal … More Glenn, Guinness, Golf
Poseidon, God of the Sea and one of Aphrodite’s many memorable lovers (along with Adonis, Ares, et al). Poseidon, oceanfront restaurant and bar in Del Mar, CA, where we enjoyed Sunday brunch with friends Frank, Ro, Roy, Lisa, Marilyn, Marty, Mary, and Sue.
On Saturday night we parked the Jucyvan at the home of our friends Dan and Robin and their daughters Brooke and Paige. They welcomed us with open arms, warm cookies, and the puppy slobber of Kaido their new Swiss Mountain Dog. Robin is a fabulous chef and baker. Dan is a hardcore endurance athlete. Our … More Amigos de Acampar
Things to do in San Diego with my son Dan: 1) go straight to La Jolla Cove for an ocean swim, 2) view the spectacular ocean photography of Peter Lik at his gallery on Prospect Street in LJ, 3) meet up with my radio station buddies Frank and Dave at Ballast Point Brewing Company on … More The Boys Are Back in Town