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Farmer’s Market

June 30, 2017

Every Thursday the Farmer’s Market comes to Tiburon. Fresh veggies and fruit, crafts, food trucks, music, wine, fun for the kids…come and visit on Main Street.  It is really fun!Tib Farmers MarketjpgTib Farmers Market 2


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.



May 30, 2016

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May 21, 2016

The hottest spot in Austin and the coolest place to visit is the South Congress Hotel.  New and chic it is not just a hotel but the center of “the” place to be!  It is modern with top restaurants like Otoko, Cafe No Se and Central Standard and brings in the locals as well as visitors.  Sharp shops and an outdoor bar, there is also an open courtyard, home to free concerts.  It is located on South Congress Avenue, where pedestrians wander day and night and options for dining range from yummy Italian to the best burgers in town to a lemonade stand.  South Congress Avenue is user friendly and has something for everyone – great fun but low-key and unspoiled.  Worth a visit!                                www.powerhiking.comSouth Congress AVenue


January 28, 2016

The Denver Bronco fans are coming to town! The Carolina Panther fans are coming to town! San Francisco is excited and ready and the Super Bowl is just a few days away. Party week! Located at Justin Herman Plaza is Super Bowl City. Rising next to the Bay, fan fun and concerts are waiting for the fans. Lines will be long so get there early. Justin Herman Plaza is in the heart of The Embarcadero – one of the most scenic and activity filled locales in San Francisco. Beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay abound. The Bay Bridge with its newly restarting light display is above. The Golden Gate Bridge is to the west. The Ferry Building is across The Embarcadero. The San Francisco Exploratorium is a short walk at Pier 15 and Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf are a short stroll along the waterfront.  AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, is a short stroll in the other direction. And while you are strolling, the views are endless. There are restaurants and shops and Super Bowl City is right there in the middle of all of the excitement. Grand opening is a couple of days away but the building goes on 13 hours a day. Security is in place. The NFL broadcast booth is ready and the concert stage is set. The NFL Fun Zone awaits the fans. San Francisco is ready.                                           








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November 21, 2015

The holidays are coming and San Antonio is ready.  The most fun event is at the River Walk downtown.  The River Walk winds along the San Antonio River one block beneath the city.  Walk, ride a boat, shop or enjoy a riverside restaurant and watch the boats go by.  The Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony is an annual tradition in San Antonio and marks the beginning of the holiday season.  This year it will take place on November 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm.  There is a parade of illuminated boats along the River Walk.  Filled with lights, decorated and carrying celebrities and bands and music, it is great fun for the entire family.  Tickets can be purchased online.

Another River Walk holiday event is Boat Caroling.  Every night at 8:15pm between December 2 and December 20, a different group glides along the River and sings carols and other popular songs.  The Fiesta de las Luminarias begins December 4th through December 20th.  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during that time period, luminarias are lit at dusk all along the banks of the River Walk.  It is truly festive and beautiful!  Have fun this holiday season in San Antonio!                                                         http://www.powerhiking.comChristmas in San Antonio




November 21, 2015

What an amazing sight – the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center!  Yes, the holidays are coming and New York City is getting ready.  A tradition for years is the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony.  It is a world wide symbol of the holiday season and people come to see it from all over the world.  Once lit, it holds court above the ice rink and draws thousands to see it and ice skate.  This year the tree will be lit on December 2nd  and there will be live entertainment above the ice rink and by the tree from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  What a fun and festive way to spend the evening!  Photo is waiting for the tree……                                                  www.powerhiking.comRockefeller Center-1


November 16, 2015

Crisp, cool and clear, the sky is a dazzling blue and the Bay sparkles.  What a beautiful day in San Francisco.  Wind and rain has cleaned the air and the views are amazing.  Schools of fish are running and flocks of birds frolick happily on the water trying to get them.  What a day to enjoy!                          www.powerhiking.combirds


October 17, 2015

Geese visited Tiburon for their morning feast.  Stooping traffic while crossing the street they enjoyed a feast by the water.  What a sight!  www.powerhiking.comGeese 2

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November 4, 2014

Nestled in the Texas Hill Country is the town of Boerne.  Founded in the 1849 by German colonists and located only 15 minutes from San Antonio, Boerne is rich in history.  It was originally connected to San Antonio by a stagecoach route.  The 1870 limestone courthouse is the second oldest in Texas and there are other historic building such as St. Peter’s Catholic Church, the Phillip Manor, the Kronkosky Tower and the Mansion House – all stunning and architecturally different.  Today Boerne is a lovely community with chic shops, antique stores – both serious and funky – and notable restaurants ranging from Tex-Mex to German to Southern BBQ to a great bakery. All are unique with the entries and sidewalks along Main Street whimsically decorated . There is winery and a bookstore which is located under a windmill.  The Hill Country Mile is a walking path along River Road Park and historic Main Street.  There is also the Cibolo Nature Center –  a wilderness and marshland preserve in the Hill Country – filled with trails for hiking, walking or wandering.  Boerne is indeed a wonderful place to visit to soak up Texas history and relax in small town comfort.Boerne Main StreetCalamity JaneCibolo River BoerneStorefront Boernewindmill