Berta’s Fall Falter

Berta didn’t fall, but she did falter a little… Lizzy and Rory We’d spent the last two days hanging out with my great mate Lizzy and her 2.5 year old son, Rory. As you do when you meet at the airport, we’d figured out that we hadn’t seen each other in nearly four years and…

Berta’s Summer

I needed a holiday (as always) and Dan’s business goings-on meant that we could get away for a week and a half. We didn’t need any more invitation than that. I messaged Dan’s Mom and asked if they’d be around in Phoenix for a visit. She was recently retired and assured me that yes, they…

Car Week

It is exactly how it sounds. “Car Week” in and around Monterey, California, is a celebration of the automobile.- those that race, those that sell and those that shine. What I love about it is that despite the rarity and eye-boggling price tags of a lot of these cars, no event has a museum vibe….

Aloha

Doug This trip was a necessity. I’d been home a full week with a head injury, not able to do much more than walk Cleo – she was a happy girl because of it. I was grateful for the French Open Tennis and two Grand Prix weekends but I’d had enough couch time to last…

All Weather Helena

It had been too long between holidays (for us anyway), so as soon as day shift was done, we wanted to venture out. After a sleep-in on Saturday, we opted for a morning of F1 instead. It was the inaugural Miami GP and we couldn’t resist! We managed to fit in all three practice sessions…

Merry Wedding Christmas

Cleo Doesn’t Like Aquaplaning Somehow, we managed to spend the whole day packing and preparing the van. It was our first day under the reign of Max Verstappen as the F1 World Champion. Yesterday, we’d witnessed not only history, but a brilliant end to a season of sport we both love. And, it was raining….

Circuit of the Americas

River Forest Haven Our alarm went off at 2:45am. Despite the stupid hour, we were up and showered in a flash, patiently waiting on our quiet street for an Uber to arrive. It was the calm before the storm. We flew out of Oakland on Spirit Airlines, which is the butt of every airline joke…

Hawai’i

Pre-Game A whirlwind adventure it was not, but Hawai’i was a dream holiday spent in great company and beautiful weather. We had a few days to “recover” from our vanning during which Dan got into the habit of mixing me pre-holiday Pina Coladas to get me properly in the mood. We were flying out on…

Sum ’21 – Week 4

Happy Climbing Guides Per yesterday’s planning, both vans drove out of camp before 7am. We were playing the weekend game now so an early start was more important than it had been on Friday. We were heading back to The Emeralds for more climbing and we were happy to see that only one car had…

Sum ’21 – Week 3

Regroup Over the next five days, we thoroughly enjoyed some home time. We were not wanting of things to do and sports to watch! We had the Silverstone Grand Prix happening with a never-before-seen racing format, a WRC event in Estonia and of course our home projects. Of course Cleo had a lot of relaxing…