Archive for the ‘Beaches’ Category

MORE FOOD FUN

August 10, 2017

We love food festivals! The Bodega Seafood, Art and Wine Festival will be August 26-27 and it will be a lot of fun. The Festival features food, wineries and microbreweries from the Northern California area and the location of Bodega Bay is quite scenic. Entertainment also comesBodega from the Northern California area. Visit the web site bodegaseafoodfestival.com for more detailed information and plan to attend this fun-filled event in a most scenic location.  See you there!

FUN ON THE BAY

July 26, 2017

Getting ready for race time and a fun evening on the bay.Fun on the Bay

GARLIC FESTIVAL TIME AGAIN!

July 26, 2017

We love the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL and it is that time of year again.  July 28 – 30 are the dates this year and it is coming up.  Time to make your plans to visit Gilroy.  A once a year event, the GARLIC FESTIVAL features all types of food made with garlic – including ice cream! – cooking demonstrations – with garlic of course, cooking competitions – with garlic of course, live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Not only is Gilroy a scenic place to visit, but you will be able to smell the garlic as you get close.  Time for some fun again this year at the GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL!  Visit their website gilroygarlicfestival.com for more information.  Enjoy!!                        www.powerhiking.com

Wow! What a day!

May 18, 2017

The sky is blue.  The sun is shining. On such a gorgeous San Francisco day it is hard to find a prettier location than Lands End. Located at the westernmost tip of San Francisco, the vistas are amazing. Whether you gaze at the Marin Headlands or back at the Golden Gate Bridge, this is the weather to enjoy such a unique spot. The trail is well groomed and a little over a mile so an easy walk with many view benches along the way. Or just spend some quiet time reflecting on the beauty or watching the ships pass under the mighty Golden Gate. In the mood for culture? Visit the Palace of the Legion of Honor. Beautiful exhibits and a beautiful building. Lands End is a special spot on a sunny day.

San Francisco Waterfront

March 17, 2017

Exciting news on the San Francisco waterfront.  Pier 29 has received the OK for the development of retail shops and hopefully a recreational area as well.  This pier has been vacant and unused for years and is a another step in the revitalization and beautification of the San Francisco waterfront area.  There will be shops – most selling homemade San Francisco goods – a wine bar, a coffee roastery, and a craft beer brewery.  We are looking forward to a wonderful addition to this exciting and beautiful area.

SAN FRANCISCO’S CROOKEDEST STREET

February 19, 2017

Lombard Street in San Francisco has long been considered as the crookedest street in the world. And it is! And it is beautiful and scenic with fabulous vistas. What wonderful thoughts went into designing this amazing street. Today, however, it is still beautiful but very busy. Tourists come from all over the world to see it, drive down it and admire it. Fabulous but not fun for those residents who live on or around the street. Traffic is a nightmare and can back up in the neighborhood as the cars wait a turn to drive down. Tour busses stop at the bottom of the hill so that the tourists can get out and snap a picture. Then there are the thousands of tourists walking up or down the stairs of the street. So some in City Hall are considering a charge for the cars and busses. Don’t know how this would work or be regulated and it is a long time out (if ever) but it is an idea to help control all of the people looking to enjoy this wonderful San Francisco icon.

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

IT’S FALL

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