Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday Lunch


Leafy vines and sunshine made it a beautiful day in Healdsburg.


Of course with a table set with this many wine glasses...the day could get better.


And it did...lunch was superb, wine was fantastic, and we had a great time. Thanks, Fred, Jamie, and crew.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Travel Gadgets




Budget Travel recently listed some travel gadgets that might make your travels easier or more fun. Check them out...

E-Book Shield: Electronic readers have many strengths, but beach-friendliness has never been one of them. The new Kindle KlearKase, made from the same tough, transparent polycarbonate used in F22 fighter-jet windows, takes scratches, splashes, and errant grains of sand out of the equation

Protect Valuables:
Nervous about taking a dip while your valuables sit unprotected on the sand? Tuck them in a Vacation Vault. The 7" x 6" x 4" case keeps your keys and cash secure with a three-digit combination lock. The attached cable loops around picnic tables or beach chairs to ensure no one snags your things without making a scene.csnstores.com, $20

Futuristic Beach Blanket:
Large towels are bulky and take forever to dry. Instead, flop down on the ingenious Grand Trunk Parasheet, a beach blanket made from nylon parachute material—it dries in minutes, is mildew resistant, and stays cool to the touch even in the blazing sun. Weigh it down via built-in corner pockets that can be filled with sand. llbean.com, $40

Waterproof Playing Cards:
Stack the deck without getting it soggy with Invisible Playing Cards, by designer Peter Woudt. Made of transparent PVC, a flexible and durable plastic, the deck is easy to wipe down should it come in contact with saltwater or a melted ice cream cone. momastore.org, $8.50

Carry-on Sunscreen: Bulky bottles of sunscreen are decidedly TSA-unfriendly. SmartShield Towelettes provide waterproof (and sweatproof) SPF 30 protection that won't trigger security. As a bonus, you get insect protection via chemical-free repellants like cedar essence and lemongrass, which remains effective up to four hours.smartshield.com, $16 (for a pack of 15)


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Brainstorming


And we were doing such a good job of brainstorming...do you supposed he's bored with talking about Italy?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Strange Driving Laws


Want to hear some weird driving laws? These are some really old ones apparently still on the books.

In Bloomfield, CT it is illegal to eat while driving your car.

Don't shoot wild animals in Connecticut or California from a moving vehicle.

When visiting Hilton Head, SC make sure you don't leave any trash in your car. It's illegal.

You can be ticketed in Oregon for leaving your car door open longer than absolutely necessary.

Now you're good to go...

Cal

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Myron's Great Adventure


I must remember this door...


This bag looks like it may have food...


Wonder where she went...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thinking


He proves to be a willing subject for my lens experiments. Or...maybe he's just sleeping. Hard to tell.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011