Tag Archives: Santa Barbara County

A Hats Not a Hat ’til it’s Tilted

“Nobody goes to jail unless they want to. Unless they make themselves get caught.” It was Day 45 and we are making the most of the situation.  During the French Revolution when people were literally losing their heads, they actually … Continue reading

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A Couple of Burgers

There are some nights when no one wants to cook, and at the same time, no one wants a real heavy meal.  There are even times when my Bride doesn’t want to be totally healthy and have a salad and … Continue reading

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1852 Grill Room

Our last night on Mackinac Island and we had dinner at the 1852 Grill Room at the Island House Hotel.  The Island House Hotel is one of those stately hotels that is located between the “downtown” section of the town … Continue reading

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She Returns

My Favorite Daughter returned for another visit back to her ancestral home in the Detroit area.  She was coming in a couple of days early before two of her three boys would join her.  My oldest grandson had to stay … Continue reading

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What a Difference

Sometimes you don’t think about the difference between a craft wine and a commercial wine until they are side by side.  We were all excited to have another dinner with an old friend of mine, and now ours, The Wine … Continue reading

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Ms. Yoga is Back

One of my delightful cast of characters returned to Michigan and our home became her base of operations.  We have been on the go the entire month of August and then we even had more fun with her presence.  Ms. … Continue reading

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Last Graduation

I think we have gone to the last graduation party for the year and the last one was for my nephew.  I am basically retired, but I try to help out a store if I can, and the week up … Continue reading

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Rosé at The Village Anchor

It was a beautiful day in Louisville, the weather that they should have had for the Kentucky Derby.  I was doing some Raconteur stuff on my laptop and my Bride was working that morning courtesy of her phone and laptop, … Continue reading

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More Touts

I have to admit that sometimes my prose sounds like it was borrowed from Damon Runyon or Dashiell Hammett, and I guess you can blame it on my youth and my environment. People actually talked that way and it even … Continue reading

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Bubbles Can’t Hurt

January has been a killer month so far, with all of the extreme cold weather that has pounded us. We just got finished with the holidays and it should have been a month to just (ice) skate through. The extreme … Continue reading

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