Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’


What is the bakery blogumentary about?

December 22, 2013

This time, the Bakery Blogumentary features Honey Fluff Donuts in Ukiah, California.  In August, we took a road trip from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California.  While driving on Rt 101 near Ukiah, California, we spotted this sign from the road and said, “donuts!” in unison.

IMG_2492  It was lunchtime.  We had to stop. And there were donuts.


And more donuts.



And, I never would have guessed it, but they also had noodle bowls.


And so did we.

DSC01094It’s worth a stop.


Who am I featuring on the Bakery Blogumentary?

November 18, 2013

DSC00090 This time the bakery blog went further afield.  The featured bakery is Bread & Cie, located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego.  When we were on the left coast a few months ago, we stopped at Bread and Cie for breakfast and were delighted with the fare.

champagne and cieYou see here a very Parisian baguette avec jambon et fromage and almond croissants with coffee – yum.

Look closely below and you can see the selfie I took in the cafe.  We are sitting by the back wall and I took the photo into a large mirror.

champagne and cie 2

More shots to give you a feel of the place.  I think Bread & Cie is worth checking out if you are in the area.





DSC00091And they have a website:


Why am I looking down?

September 18, 2013


I love these colorful manhole covers from Japan.

                      Here are some others:

 From Seattle . . .

drain seattle

I don’t know where this one is from.

drain fish

This is one of my photos from San Diego

drain fish2

You know the water meter covers that you see on the street? My mom always told me that if you step on one you will have good luck.  However, she said, if you step on a gas meter cover, you will just get gas.

drain nantucket



What was my surreal experience?

September 1, 2013


Today was a travel day for me.  I left sunny San Diego (and my Sweet Patootie) in order to get ready for work on Tuesday. The SD airport was pretty crowded. Even though we left in plenty of time for my flight, I was held up because after scanning they wanted to pat my bottom and then to sniff my fingers.

My frightfully stylish capris have embroidery on the back pockets with embellishments –  that probably prompted the patting, but I have no idea what the mechanical hand sniffer was all about.  It’s a good thing we had not been to the shooting range, I guess, because my flight was loading when I arrived at the gate.

Houston was also a busy place. However I did score a row all to myself on that connecting flight.

I got into Cleveland Hopkins about 7:30 pm. I was amazed that the place was a ghost town. All the shops and restaurants were closed and there were only three departing flights listed on the schedule board. That does not bode well for the chances of Cleveland continuing to be a hub for United.

Vacation was terrific

Here are few photos. I have more, but that will have to wait. I’m off to start the laundry.


This is a street scene outside a little cafe in San Francisco.


And this is a farmers market in Portland, Oregon.