Posts Tagged ‘travel’


Sun ,18/11/2018

muy pronto, vamos a ver Zanates!



Tue ,20/10/2015

had a great week in Montreal, Canada last week. First time there, lots to see and even more to *eat*. Some highlights:

1) Old Montreal – very cool, very euro, and the weather made seeing it all very easy (sunny and warm). Plus the huge Notre Dame cathedral in the middle was pretty impressive, too.

2) Mount Royal – huge wooded park in the northern part of the city, literally a ‘mountain’ rising up from surrounding neighborhoods. We walked all over that thing, amid some rain but still very pretty and you can see for miles once up there (even though not really a ‘mountain’ by Western standards :). the park was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, whose son John Charles was the lead designer of Seattle’s own Washington Park Arboretum – nice local connection…!

3) Eating:

Brasserie T (kerewin found out about this place because Anthony Bourdain had been there a few times before);

Schwartz’s Deli – amazing smoked meat sandwiches, we should have gone twice!

Bagels – I was the only one to get to eat these (kerewin can’t do gluten) but mmmm…….! Also it’s worth noting that Montreal-style bagels have a taste and technique all their own.

Les Enfants Terribles – amazing food and great service.

4) Just plain fun. Everywhere we went it was interesting to explore, my only slight regret is that Billy Connolly was coming to town Oct 23, so we missed him – that would have capped off a great second week!

Merci beaucoup, Montreal….au revoir. Here’s some pics….



Sun ,26/10/2014

just got back from vacation in Puerto Vallarta – enjoyed watching these crazy ‘zanates’ (otherwise known as a grackle) zip around and make weird noises all day – Zanate!


Baja-bound, Westy style

Mon ,11/03/2013

Jason Weisberger from BoingBoing has been headed to Baja in his Westy since late Feb. I just got caught up on his journey – follow along! One of these days I hope we can do something similar, but the Syncro needs to be ‘bulletproofed’ (or we just go with a lot of other tech-head Vanagon guys) to avoid disaster. I also want to drive the Al-Can one of these days in it….!


most recent:

Baja in my Westy — Grey Whales in San Ignacio Lagoon

from the start:

Baja in my Westy: driving to Mexico in an ’87 Volkswagen bus

Baja in my Westy: ready to leave LA

Baja in my Westy: Side tracked by Disneyland

Baja in my Westy: San Ignacio, Day 4 in MX