Capitola Weekend and a Car Show

wharf2The Wharf at Capitola

It was a typical weekend on the coast – lots of misty fog, dull overcast and beautiful sunshine interspersed throughout each day.  The Capitola 10th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show was scheduled for June 6 & 7 and had about 300 reserved spots in the show for car clubs and individual enthusiasts.  It is a popular car show for entrants and the public alike due to the beautiful ocean-front venue, laid-back atmosphere, and the cool weather in what is looking to be a very hot and dry summer in California.  Even the horrific bumper-to-bumper traffic on Highway 17 coming over the hill from San Jose didn’t deter the throngs from driving to the coast. Continue reading


Central Coast Chinook

first bird Well, winter is finally here again and everyone in California is praying for more snow and rain than we have had in the previous 3 or 4 years.  Mother Nature is cooperating by dumping lots of rain in the Central Valley and Foothills, and the much needed white stuff in the higher altitudes.  We have many acres of fire-scarred terrain to worry about with mudslides, erosion, and flooding, but we so welcome the storms that are making their way into the state.  Continue reading