Archive for October, 2016

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

October 29, 2016

What fun is the neighborhood Little Free Library!  While on a walk in Venice, California, we came upon two neighborhood library boxes in one block.  Small little boxes resembling large mail boxes where you can drop off a favorite book or pick up something new to read. They are everywhere!  And not just in Venice.  They are so friendly and so inviting and such a “neighborly” idea that every neighborhood should have them.  What a great way to share a good book or discover a new author.  Keep reading and be neighborly!!little-free-library

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PUMPKIN TIME AGAIN

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

FUN IN THE SUN

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

THE AVOCADO FESTIVAL

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 avofest.com for more information, details and directions.  See you there!                                                               http://www.powerhiking.com

FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO

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