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My MacBook decal, finally found it while moving. #thanksal

My MacBook decal, finally found it while moving. #thanksal

From our hike on Santa Cruz Island today.

From our hike on Santa Cruz Island today.

I could get used to this. (at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club)

I could get used to this. (at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club)

Another kind of waterfall (at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - San Diego, CA)

Another kind of waterfall (at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts - San Diego, CA)

The one where I leave the tech industry for good and buy an adult book store
The address number

The address number

It’s not what it seems, but it’s also literally what it seems. As I mentioned in my blog post from May, there are some changes coming ahead. We will make it back to San Diego at the end of this month, easing back into our old home there.

Today, we purchased a commercial property in Historic Downtown Escondido. It used to be an adult book store and we will be turning it into a…

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Morning stroll

Morning stroll

Came back home to Syrah grapes in my tree.

Came back home to Syrah grapes in my tree.

Brown widows alive and well in San Diego.

Brown widows alive and well in San Diego.

Dipping my toe back into San Diego until I get back here for good shortly. (at Del Mar Mesa, San Diego)

Dipping my toe back into San Diego until I get back here for good shortly. (at Del Mar Mesa, San Diego)

Gear Review: The Skeeter Beater - screens for your car windows

Gear Review: The Skeeter Beater – screens for your car windows

The Skeeter Beater

The Skeeter Beater

Last December, Soph and I were planning a trip to Carrizo Plain National Monument. It was going to be cold, so I decided we were going to drive out there and sleep in the car. I wondered how stuffy it would get, so I’d probably want to crack the windows. Then I started wondering if bugs were going to get in.

In a moment of brilliant clarity, I dreamed about inventing a product…

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So proud of my daughter, getting so much stronger as a hiker.

So proud of my daughter, getting so much stronger as a hiker.

Was a nice spot for a picnic today.

Was a nice spot for a picnic today.

At the trailhead. (at Cold Spring Trail)

At the trailhead. (at Cold Spring Trail)

Davy Brown Campground - Car Camping with Soph
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Once again, I had an opportunity to go camping with my daughter. This time, because I recommended it about 7 months ago in the winter, she wanted to go car camping. That doesn’t mean she wanted to go to a campsite and pitch a tent next to a car, she wanted to actually sleep in our car. I scanned the maps and searched for a campsite…

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Sunset (at Carpinteria State Beach)

Sunset (at Carpinteria State Beach)