Birthday Canyon

12 o’clock, time to get out of work! Not that I was watching the clock or anything… just as I was about to head out the door I thought I’d check my flight status. Delayed by 2 hours! Ugh. Whatever, my head wasn’t at work anymore anyway, I rode out. After lunch on the train…

“Mobie”

My car hadn’t been running all week (that is a story in itself), on Wednesday, Dan busted the drive belt on his scooter and had to Uber home from work. Now it was Friday, I’d packing everything we needed for the weekend, Dan came home from work around 4pm and we were ready to get…

Bay Area Bonanza

It was a Tuesday. I’d come home early from SLAC and was in the workshop, just finishing up putting my fancy new car seats in the Dodge when I heard a familiar rumble coming up the driveway. Cleo’s head was poking half out the window as Dan rolled in. It hadn’t even been two weeks…

Clear Creek Canyon

I don’t know if I should be writing about this…. When you Google “Clear Creek Canyon” you find out about a place near Denver, CO. When you Google “Clear Creek” you learn a lot about water treatment plants. Even “Clear Creek Reservoir”, the official name of the place, you have to go about 5 links…

Red Wedding

My weekend began with Ali. On the 3:45 train home from Palo Alto, I spent the first ten minutes of the journey on the phone to AirBnB, trying to get some money out of them (long story). As soon as I hung up, the man in front of me turned around in his seat and…

What is SLAC?

“Welcome to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory! We are glad you have joined our team as we explore the ultimate structure and dynamics of matter and the properties of energy, space and time – at the smallest and largest scales, in the fastest processes and at the highest energies. Here, scientists, engineers, technicians and support professionals…

Friday 12th January – Farm, Sweet, Farm

We were getting used to early starts but I was still up before Sheldan. Despite the early morning chill, I was keen to use the shower facilities and so braved the cold water to freshen myself up. Sheldan cooked himself sausages and onions on the bbq for breakfast while I had cereal as I blogged…

Thursday 11th January – The (Anti?) Climax of Esperance

I was up super early because I saw blue sky out of the tent and got excited. It was only 6am when I snuck around the back of the public kitchen area to have a sneaky shower with my water bottle. Sheldan was still in the tent when I got back to camp and made…

Wednesday 10th January – Indecision To the Wind

I had my first great sleep the whole trip and since the tent flaps weren’t bouncing against the tent I was excited to get out and see our beautiful camp before 7am had rolled around. I was up before anyone else in the camp and I made the most of it. The sky was cloudy…

Tuesday 9th January – Coast, More Coast, Then The Jackpot

We didn’t muck around in the morning, but we didn’t rush either. With every day that passes we are getting into more of a rhythm. Our camping mate was long gone very early so we didn’t see any of him. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any more of Caroline or Dora either. I drove us out…