Thursday, April 22, 2021

Central Coast Road Trip

We took a post-vaccination road trip down the central coast in early April and took Kargo The Dog along. These are some photos from the trip. Our first overnight stop was at the lovely Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles. The resort has lots of art work, including this sculpture.

It also has this oversized chess set.
Here's some nice floral art in downtown Paso Robles.
The next stop was in Santa Barbara. Here's Kargo enjoying beach time at Arroyo Burro Beach Park.
We're taking a stroll through the Douglas Family Preserve, which overlooks the water.
The third overnight stop was in San Luis Obispo (aka "SLO"). Here we are in from the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.
Kargo is posing in front of a tank at the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum.
SLO has Laguna Lake Park, which contains a large off-leash dog park.
This is the Monday Club, a building designed by Julia Morgan. (No dog in this photo)
Our final stop was in Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is one of my favorite places on the planet. Here's Kargo on Scenic Drive above the beach.
This is play time on the beach.
And of course, we always include a hike in Garland Ranch Regional Park to round out the trip.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Carmel-by-the-sea 2020

Normally, we visit Carmel-by-the-sea twice a year, once in May and once in Sept. Due to the pandemic, we only made one trip recently in Sept. The air quality wasn't great due to all the California fires, but it was better there than in the bay area. We always do a hike up in Garland ranch, although Kargo had to be on-leash this time because of COVID-19 restrictions. You can see all that haziness in the view.

And of course, Kargo loves the beach and also walking along Scenic Road, as seen here.

We did check out a new shop for doggies -- the Carmel Dog Shop. It's got lots of fun treats and toys and very friendly owners. It's also conveniently located very close to the dog-friendly Cypress Inn.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Hike During Shelter-in-Place

Here in the SF bay area, we are all in the shelter-in-place mode as we deal with the dark cloud of COVID-19. It's perfectly fine to go on a hike because exercise is an essential activity so we took Kargo for a walk in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. I believe this was this first time we've been there with Kargo. The weather was a bit cloudy but it was dry and the smells, from Kargo's point of view, were good.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Happy 2020!

Kargo the Dog (and her humans) wish you all a happy new year and new decade!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Carmel-by-the-sea May, 2019

Last month, we took Kargo the dog to lovely Carmel-by-the-sea for our usual spring getaway. It was a little bit rainy off and on, but we still got some good beach time.

Our visits always include a day of hiking in Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley. We managed to hike in the morning when the rain stopped for a couple of hours.

And of course, there's always socializing with other pups at the Cypress Inn. The two corgies are Jackie and Bobby.

The late great Doris Day had just passed away shortly before our visit, so there was a small memorial of flowers in front of the Cypress Inn which she had co-owned.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Snow time!

We took Kargo with us to Truckee, CA, last weekend to give her some first-time snow exposure. She had a grand time hiking on the Castle Peak Trail. This next photo shows her sitting at the ridge at Castle Pass.

This next photo shows her hanging with her new friend Uma at Moody's in Truckee while we enjoyed our meal on their patio.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

A Walk in Golden Gate Park

We've been having great weather in the SF bay area lately, so it was a good time to take Kargo the Dog for a longish walk through San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The second photo shows her meeting up with a Dutch shepherd named Roxy. The last photo is overlooking the casting pond.