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Surveying Doton’s Cove

28 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

My mountain bike rides usually begin with an early morning.

I tell myself (and others) that I like to ride before the heat of the full sun can beat me down. Heck, I even say that in the wintertime. But in reality, my nerves are an alarm that wakes me up early as if to say, “If you’re going to get maimed, lose your way, or have a blast, you might as well get a move on.”

And so I start my rides with an early morning … and this guy.

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One Leaf Short of Lucky

19 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Things

My little girl is special. Of course, yours is too, because we parents are supposed to shout from the rooftops that our little ladies are one-of-a-kind. But honestly now—how many lucky little American girls have explored the quays of Dublin almost as soon as they could walk?

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You’ve got several options when planning an elopement ’round here. Visit the County Clerk Recorder’s Office for a quick civil ceremony. Or if you’re looking for a bit more pizzazz, cross the Nevada state line to visit one of the many purpose-built wedding chapels. Officiants are standing by 24/7 to perform your nuptials on-demand, you know. However, if you’re aiming for an unforgettable elopement, follow the cross-country trail blazed by my new friends Tara and Dusty at the Ferrari-Carano Winery Vineyards.

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Days Gone By

01 Jan 2016, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

That Saturday found our family pulling into the Russian River Vineyards—just one more minivan of a caravan full of friends exploring the Northern California coast. Nothing says “relaxation” like visiting a winery with little children, or at least that’s the story I told myself as I pulled my third little one out of his car seat. My wife had already spirited the other two out of the parking lot. I took up the rear and ensured that our youngest didn’t inflict too much harm upon himself or others. He had yet to adopt the Hippocratic oath, you know. (more…)