Monthly Archives: August 2011


We’ve decided that our Golden Retriever, Lucy, needs a little sister.  More accurately, a niece.  We learned that Lucy’s older sister Paris (from the same parents, but a different litter) is pregnant, and we’ve signed up with the breeder to receive one … Continue reading

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Napa Valley

As a last hurrah before the school year begins – the freshly scrubbed faces of thirty 2nd graders show up bright and early in Cindy’s classroom on Monday – we had an impulsive idea to depart at 4:00 AM Saturday … Continue reading

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The other Silver Bullet

Browsing (another very interesting Airstream blog), I learned of another Silver Bullet… this one is built into a C17 Globemaster III military transport plane, and used by the Secretary of Defense and other high ranking military officials as a … Continue reading

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I won the lottery!

No, not Mega Millions, but the campsite lottery at Seacliff, a very popular state beach in Aptos, California.  Most of the sites are on the reservation system, and if you do not snag a reservation within the first 5 seconds … Continue reading

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Solar Airstream

The solar installation is complete; like all projects, not everything went exactly according to plan, but I think it went well. I selected the AMSolar SunRunner 45/4, with 3 100W panels. The panels are mounted across the roof just forward … Continue reading

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