Aug 19, 2014

Hello

Long time no post, here's a quickie on what's new with B&P.

A few of you tracked our California trip over on Facebook.  We visited San Francisco, Yosemite and wine country near Vacaville.  San Fran was nice, but they got nothin' on Des Moines on the foodie front. 


My favorite in the Bay Area was renting a Tesla and driving the electro-beast over to Muir woods to hike 1,000 year old Red Woods.


I'll post more trip pics later, we covered a lot of ground:  Highway 1 drive to the Pacific at Half Moon Bay, a multi-mile hike through Yosemite to Vernal Falls, stealth stop at Lake Tahoe and a ridiculous hilltop vineyard stay near Vacaville.  If you book hotels and have never done airBnB.com, please try it.  Curls did a great job finding rental homes in Noe Valley and wine country.






Pigtails is 12 now and has had the same bedroom decor since poopy diapers.  Speaking of, the walls were meconium orange. 



She wanted to pull the carpet, we found the floor half painted to cover pet stains.  She asked for more fluffy colors and less cat whiz, here's where we're at:


She has volleyball practice tonight, hence the spanx.  Working on installing a modular closet system now.  The box says "EZ 15 Minute Install," the instructions are 30 pages deep and come with a sack full of 50 nuts and drywall hooks.  It'll be a two day project.

Off to pick her up from practice now, leave a comment and tell me what's new!

-Beard

15 comments:

  1. Ha haaa! Welcome back :-)
    I'm long-distance building a house (project managing over 1200 km) and need to sit down with your photos and a friend's - same time, same place. I want to come to the US for an epic road trip one day.

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  2. Nice to see you back! We are all working through the anxiety of changing schools this year with two weeks to go. Fun times.... Look forward to seeing your trip photos!

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  3. YES YOU'RE BACK. Nothing new this summer in MN, just more gardening and sunshine!

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  4. Hooray! You're back!

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  5. The redwood pic is beautiful!! We just wrapped up a five day stay in RMNP. We stayed in Moraine Park/Campground and tackled a few easier lake hikes, Flattop mountain and then Long's Peak...which was scary but worth the accomplishment. I miss it already, and since it's only about 9 hours from KC, we'll definitely make it back soon.

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  6. Anonymous8/20/2014

    Glad you're back! I was one of those following along on FB. The pics were beautiful. Hope the room reboot is progressing well. Looking forward to hearing more about it all.

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  7. Just yesterday I was watching a show that had a Tesla and I (kinda) knew what it was from you! Very cool pictures of San Fran & the area. That's #1 on my list of places to visit in the US but I haven't gotten my husband to agree yet. =)

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  8. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip. I am in the last weeks of my triathlon training and have entered full on taper mode for the HyVee triathlon up there in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations for a good pre-race meal??

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    1. Centro for carbs and protein, good luck!

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  9. Anonymous8/22/2014

    "San Fran was nice, but they got nothin' on Des Moines on the foodie front. "..... Booo...not so sir, not so!! But you all can try. PS: Glad you had a good time

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    1. Have you visited Des Moines?

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    2. Anonymous9/16/2014

      Nope (hangs head in shame)....BUT......I have an aunt who took refuge (asylum) in rural Des Moines and she rued the lack of ethnic food/or other good food. I do admit my opinion might be skewed.

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    3. Did you aunt live here in 1982? Many ethnic food options today: Indian, Japanese, taco trucks, El Salvador...it is wonderful!

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  10. !!!!! Glad you got to Yosemite and Vernal is a great one . . . love the painted floor . . pink is great with gray and white everything . . . very grown up but girly . .. . from charcoal to pale .. .

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Thanks for the note, check back for my response!