Beautiful weather for walking San Francisco yesterday. The Ferry Building was alive with people enjoying the weather and the farmers’ market.

September 24, 2009


October 10, 2016

Fall is here and the autumn harvest is upon us.  Time to celebrate!  Every year scenic Half Moon Bay hosts the HALF MOON BAY ART AND PUMPKIN FESTIVAL.  This beautiful California coast city is known as the pumpkin capital of the world and for 46 years has celebrated the autumn harvest and pumpkin picking season with the festival on Main Street.  Visitors flock from far and wide to partake in the family fun and pick out that very special pumpkin.  There is something for everyone – crafts, artists, musicians, pumpkin sculpture, pie eating contests, costume contests, music contests and food.  You will find everything from pumpkin pie to pumpkin ice cream to pumpkin soup, even local wineries and breweries.  You won’t want to miss the parade down Main Street and the Festival promises to be a treat under beautiful coastal skies surrounded by magnificent coastal scenery.  Dates are Saturday and Sunday, October 15 th and 16 th from 9 am to 5 pm.  Great fields of orange along the highway will let you know that you are almost there.  Have fun!!  We are looking forward to it.               http://www.powerhiking.comIMG_6852IMG_6853img_9984


October 8, 2016

On a beautiful, sunny, fall day in San Francisco, boats are heading out to enjoy a day on San Francisco Bay under clear blue sky.                                 http://www.powerhiking.comimg_0064


October 5, 2016

AVOFEST is 3 days of food, music and family fun.  This year’s 30th annual AVOFEST takes place October 7th, 8th, 9th in Carpinteria, California and is free.  Featuring everything from antique tractors to the largest avocado contest to the largest vat of guacamole to four different stages of music, this event promises to be entertaining for the entire family.  There is the AvoEXPO Tent, a Commercial Marketplace, Festival Merchandise, a Flower Tent featuring local flower growers, a Children’s Venue, an Arts and Crafts Venue and lots of music and entertainment.  Visit the website for more information, details and directions.  See you there!                                                     


October 4, 2016

The skyline of San Francisco glows with blue lights in the evening in honor of San Francisco Fleet Week.  With a week filled with activities, October 7th – 10th promises to be fun and exciting.  There are ship tours, marching bands – even a high school band competition – , art shows, air shows, the Parade of Ships on Friday and, of course, the amazing Blue Angels.  Prepare to be in awe as they soar through the skies over the San Francisco Bay, spinning and circling only inches from each other.  There is a viewing area on the Marina Green and you can reserve seats online.  Sit, watch and enjoy the catered food. San Francisco Fleet Week has been an October tradition in the Bay Area since 1981.  It promises to be fun-filled, educational and exciting.  Don’t miss it!                                     http://www.powerhiking.comimg_9899

San Francisco Treasure

September 26, 2016

image.jpegimageimageWhat a treasure is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  On a cloudless sunny day, there is so much to explore:  the de Young Museum with its view tower, the Academy of Science with its living roof; the Botanical Garden; the Japanese Tea Garden; the Shakespeare Garden; or just relax on a bench in the park of the Music Pavilion.  If you like to walk, follow one of the many paths through amazing trees and greenery. Golden Gate Park is truly a treasure – particularly on a day like today.


September 25, 2016

Burnet Road in Austin is the emerging hot spot in the city.  A street once filled with car repair shops has renewed itself as a “must be” location.  You still see a car shop or two but Burnet Road is now home to chic shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream – definitely worth the visit.

Also not to be missed in Austin is Scholz Garten.  Sitting right next to the University of Texas campus, the ambiance and the beautiful patio are another “must see”.  You simply cannot go to a UT football game without a stop at Scholz’ on the way – that is of course if you can get in!  Still a lot of fun at any other time it has been a favorite in Austin since 1866.  Iaustin-2t is always a stop on an Austin visit.


Festival in Little Italy

September 23, 2016

If you have not yet visited Little Italy to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro, you do not want to miss out. San Gennaro is the patron saint of Naples and New York City has been celebrating this festival in Little Italy since 1926.  Mulberry Street is awash in red, green and white decor and the festival is worth a visit and lots of fun!


September 22, 2016

Fall has arrived but you would never know it on this bright and sunny first day of fall.  Spectacular weather!                                                                         http://www.powerhiking.comimg_9897img_9898img_9899


September 19, 2016

As Nashville favorite, The Hermitage Hotel, celebrates 100 years, the Capitol Grille presents several special events this fall.  From dinners supporting Tennessee state parks to a special performance of the Nashville Ballet to locally inspired dishes in support of The Land Trust to Thanksgiving featuring the bounty of locally sourced  and farmed vegetables, beef and turkey.  How special to enjoy such good eating while supporting Tennessee!  Foodies enjoy!                                                                                             http://www.powerhiking.comcapitol-grille


September 17, 2016

Hope you had a chance to visit the annual street food competition.  This is the 12th year of the competition as street food truck vendors vie for the coveted Vendy Cup.  A select few gather on Governors Island and prepare their best fare.  What a fun tradition and what fun tasting.  Yummy!