Monday, September 01, 2014

Dinner with the Gainsleys

We met the Gainsleys at the Virgin Sturgeon. From there, we headed into Old Sacramento and had dinner at the Rio City Cafe. We finished the night wandering through Evangeline's Costume Mansion looking for masks for the fall dinner party.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

California Historical Landmark #359

Sharon and I toured the Mill when we hiked in the park while the kids were at Six Flags for Jack's birthday.

Old Bale Mill
California State Historical Landmark #359

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This landmark is located in the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, Highway 29, 3369 N St. Helena Highway, 3 miles northwest of St. Helena, California. There are 16 other California State Historical Landmarks in Napa County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 32.480 W 122° 30.570.

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California Historical Landmark #359

California Historical Landmark #359

California Historical Landmark #359


This historic grist mill, known as the "Bale Mill" was erected by Dr. B. T. Bale, grantee Carne Humana Rancho, in 1846. The mill with surrounding land was deeded to the Native Sons of the Golden West by Mrs. W.W. Lyman. Restored through the efforts of the Native Son parlors of Napa County, under the leadership of past Grand President Bismarck Bruck, a grandson of Dr. Bale, and by the Historic Landmarks Committee of the Native Sons of the Golden West. The restored mill was dedicated June 21, 1925.

California Historical Landmark #359


Edward Bale sailed from England to California in the 1830s and settled in Monterey where he was named Surgeon-in-Chief of the Mexican Army by General Mariano Vallejo. In 1839 he married Vallejo's niece, Maria Sobrantes, and in 1841 was granted a large rancho in the upper Napa Valley. Cattle were raised for hides and tallow and wheat was planted along the river in this valley. Bale constructed a gristmill at this site to process the locally grown grain. He also built a sawmill on his rancho where logs were cut for the area's early frame buildings. He died in 1849 at the age of 38, leaving behind his wife and six young children.

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Celebrating Jack's 16th Birthday!


To celebrate Jack's 16th birthday, we took him, his girlfriend and four other friends to Six Flags in Vallejo. Rather than taking two cars to fit everyone, Sharon got the idea to rent a van for the weekend.

Carter and Jason spent Friday night. We left the house about 8:50 am, picked up the three girls (B plus Kara and Emma) in Elk Grove. Hitting some traffic on the causeway, it was about 10:50 am by the time we got to Six Flags. The kids were in the park and off and running before 11:30 am.

Sharon and I headed to Napa. We had lunch at Tra Vigne [trout salad and fig pizza]. After lunch, we hiked about two miles in the Bale Grist Mill State Park on the history trial, including wandering through the mill. We then headed to the Bouchaine Winery; Sharon is a wine club member there.

We scooped the kids back up at 5:45 pm. After a stop for dinner at Red Robin in Vacaville, we were back in Elk Grove to drop off the girls before 8:30 pm. By the time, we dropped Joshua and got home it was almost 9:30 pm.

The kids seemed to have a great time both at the park and in the van on the way there and back. We listened to Paradise Sessions, Proper Gentlemen and Milo Greene on the trip home. A long successful day…

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Celebrating Jack's 8th Birthday plus a party and a photo album

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Celebrating Jack's 6th Birthday plus a party and a photo album

Celebrating Jack's 5th Birthday plus a photo album

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Celebrating Jack's 1st Birthday Party

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bizz Johnson Trail

Over the years, I have explored almost all of the Bizz Johnson Trail. Following the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific railroad, the trail winds 25.4 miles from Susanville to Mason Station. For the first 16 miles, the trail follows the Susan River. As it winds through the rugged Susan River Canyon, the trail crosses the river 12 times on bridges and trestles and passes through two tunnels.


In 2003, Sharon, Jack and I hiked from Devil's Corral to the old railroad tunnels. On the map, this is the unmarked section between the purple and green lines.

In 2005, Sharon, Jack and I hiked a couple of miles along the trail starting from Mason Station. This is at the beginning of the red line at the top of the map.

In 2008, Jack and I rode our mountain bikes from the Susanville Depot up the trail to the railroad tunnels. This is the purple line on the map. There is a picture here. More maps and Google Earth images are here. This is probably the most interesting part of the trail. I am going to try and get Tomasin and I to ride this section again next year.

In 2009, Jack and I rode our bikes up the trail from Devil's Corral. This is the green line on the map. There is a picture here. More maps and Google Earth images are here.

In 2014, I rode from Mason Station to Goumaz Station by myself. This is the red line on the map. There is a picture here. Tomasin and I also rode a shorter part of the red line earlier in the week.

This leaves a very short section of the trail that I have not covered at least once. This is the yellow line on the map; it measures just about 0.6 miles.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

California Historical Landmark #258

Back working in Sonora in June, July and August, I started exploring the California Historial Landmarks in Calaveras County. Sites that I visited included: Fourth Crossing #258 and Chili Gulch [#265].

Looking to the northwest, this is one of the more picturesque locations for a California Historical Landmark marker.

Fourth Crossing
California State Historical Landmark #258

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This landmark is located On State Highway 49 at San Antonio Creek, 5 miles south of San Andreas, California in Calaveras County. There are 40 other California State Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 07.837 W 120° 38.071.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

California Historical Landmark #258

Located on the Stockton-Murphys Road at a crossing of the Calaveras River, this early mining settlement, once called Foremans, was famous in the 1850s for its rich placer ores. Later, as an important stage and freighting depot, it served the southern mines until after the turn of the century.

California Historical Landmark #258

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ESPN 30 for 30 Soccer Stories: Whilte, Blue and White

I watched White, Blue and White. This is one of the longer 30 for 30 soccer stories that ESPN was running leading up to the 2014 World Cup. An episode guide is here.

This film focuses on the life of Argentintian soccer star Ossie Ardiles. After anchoring their victory in the 1978 World Cup, Argentinian players Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa joined Tottenham Hotspur. At the time, overseas players playing in the English league was still a new concept. Helping lead the Spurs to victory in the 1981 FA Cup, the Argentinian stars became cult heroes in England.

On April 2, 1982, everything changed. Argentinian troops descended on the British-ruled Falkland Islands. The film follows Ardiles' struggles as he deals with the impact of the war. This cousin was a pilot killed during the war.

The last section of the movie was shot in the Falkland Islands. It has some unique twists and turns. Jack watched the film after I did. Jack was intrigued because he is a Tottenham fan. Both he and I were surprised at where the last section of the film goes.

It is an interesting film. I didn't find it as compelling as most of the 30 for 30 Volume I and II films…

White, Blue and White is available on iTunes.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 95

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 95

On Day 95, I rode 24.9 miles across central Missouri. Starting at the intersection of Highway 50 and State Highway 13, I rode along Highway 50 stopping at the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 65 in Seladia.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.


"Queen City of the Prairie," Sedalia is the home of the Missouri State Fair and the seat of Pettis County. George R. Smith, legislator, railroad promoter, founded Sedalia, 1857-60, when Georgetown, the county seat, refused land to the Pacific Railroad (Mo. Pac.). The railroad was routed through Pettis County when, under Smith's leadership, some $170,000 in Pacific R.R. bonds were raised to defeat other competing counties.

Named for Smith's daughter Sarah, whose pet name was "Sed," Sedalia was the terminus of the Pacific R.R. by Jan., 1861. The Union Army had headquarters and a supply base here. Confederates, lead by General M. Jeff Thompson, raided the post, Oct. 15, 1864.

Sedalia had its first civil government and was designated county seat in Feb., 1864. By 1868, town population was 6,768. The Tebo and Neosho R.R. (M.K.T.) reached here, 1870; two branches of the Missouri Pacific were completed by 1879; extensive railroad shops opened 1870-73. Sedalia and Pettis County raised $770,000 for railroad bonds by 1880, and county population had increased from 13,934 in 1868 to 27,271.

Railroad town and seat of Pettis County, Sedalia is a city of diversified enterprises. It lies 910 feet above sea level on fertile prairie in a region claimed by the Osage tribes until 1808. The county, organized in 1833, is named for Mo. Congressman Spencer Pettis.

The State Fair opened here, 1901, on 160 improved acres given by Sedalia Now 276 acres, the fairground has over 60 handsome buildings. In Sedalia, 1894-1924, was George R. Smith (Methodist) Negro College built on land given by Sarah R. Cotton and Martha E. Smith. Several of Sedalia's early schools specialized in business education.

Men associated with town and county are David Thomson, founder of Georgetown; J. West Goodwin, editor; and legislators John H. Bothwell, William Gentry, and John T. Heard.

Among noted med who lived here are Mo. Supreme Court Judge Henry Lamm; Federal Judge John F. Philips; U.S. Sen. George G. Vest; surgeon Walter E. Dandy; statesman Charles E. Yeater; Missouriana Collector F.A. Sampson. A Historical Museum is in the courthouse.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin

In early August, I finished reading July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin. I started reading this book after my brother-in-law Tom posted on Facebook that he was reading it. As I mentioned before, while I think that I have a pretty good understanding of World War II after reading The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, I have always been very unclear about World War I.

July 1914 looks at the events from June 28, 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo through Germany declaring war on Russia and France in early August of 1914. The book examines the political and diplomatic interactions between Russia, France, Germany, Austria, Serbia as Europe grinds towards World War I. I didn't really appreciate the role that Balkans played in starting the dominos falling.

More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war. Interestingly, while Austria and Germany are historically viewed as the aggressor, there is a lot of blame to go around. In particular, the book paints Russia as anxious to launch hostilities partly to maintain a warm water port in the Mediterranean.

While communications were tremendously better in 1914 than 100 years earlier, it seems to me that the events might have unfolded a lot differently in a modern age of satellite surveillance, social media and an aggressive press. Interestingly, I don't remember any mention of the United States in any context in the book as the events were unfolding.

I give the book a "B" grade. My biggest struggle was keeping track of the names of all the players. Other than a young Winston Churchill and the monarchs, none of the key players were names I had ever heard of before! I still need to find a book that traces the course of the war.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Jesuit 50+1 Bash

Sharon, Jack, B and I went to the Jesuit 50+1 Bash. After last year's 50th Anniversary Bash, the school has decided to use this format rather than the old Spirit of Jesuit Welcome Back BBQ dinner.

After last year's extravaganza, I was probably expecting a little more, but we had a nice time. There were probably 700 or 800 people compared to over 2,000 last year.  We ran into Geselbracht's classmate Denny and I had a chance to bend Matt Walbeck's ear for a while.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Summerfest and Taste

Dropping Jack at Summerfest in Rancho Murieta, Sharon and I continued up to Plymouth to have dinner at Taste. We had a group dinner there once before during Donna's birthday. We had a very nice dinner. Sharon had short ribs, while I had rack of lamb.

California Historical Landmark #265

Back working in Sonora in June, July and August, I started exploring the California Historial Landmarks in Calaveras County. Sites that I visited included: Fourth Crossing #258 and Chili Gulch [#265].

Chili Gulch
California State Historical Landmark #265

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This landmark is located on State Hwy 49, 1.4 miles south of Mokelumne Hill, California in Calaveras County. There are 40 other California State Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 16.840 W 120° 42.518.

You can log your visit to this landmark at waymark.com.

California Historical Landmark #265

This five-mile gulch was the richest placer mining section in Calaveras County. It received its name from Chileans who worked it in 1848 and 1849, and was the scene of the so-called Chilean War. The largest known quartz crystals were recovered from a mine on the south side of the gulch.

California Historical Landmark #265

Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Wakeboarding


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lone Survivor


With Sharon in New York with Janie, I watched Lone Survivor Saturday night after we got home from Almanor as an HD rental on the AppleTV.

The film is based on the 2007 nonfiction book by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson. Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor dramatizes the failed United States Navy SEALs counter-insurgent mission Operation Red Wings. This operation tasked a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team with tracking Taliban leader Ahmad Shah.

I enjoyed the movie, but was distracted by the scenery. It was filmed in the mountains of New Mexico. There are a large parts of the movie where the terrain was heavily wooded. I kept wondering if any of Afghanistan was that heavy wooded?!? All of the pictures of a Afghanistan portray a bunch more desolate country than seemed to be shown in the movie…

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Monday, August 18, 2014

ESPN 30 for 30 Shorts: Kid Danny

Grantland and ESPN Films have released the twenty-third film in their 30 for 30 documentary short series.

30 for 30 Shorts: Kid Danny

The latest film, from documentarian Andrew Cohn, tells the story of how an adult-driven hoax changed Little League World Series star Danny Almonte’s life forever.


You can find Kid Danny on the ESPN web site at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=11311860.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 94

Virtually Biking Across America - Day 94

On Day 94, I rode 20.27 miles across central Missouri. Starting at the intersection of Highway 50 and NW 1501 Street Road, I rode east along Highway 50. After passing by Warrensburg, I stopped at the intersection of Highway 50 and State Highway 13.

The trip log for Virtually Biking Across America is here.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Day 8


Until next year - 2014 Lake Almanor Day 8 - #lake_almanor_2014

Jack and I were up early packing and cleaning up the cabin. We had to be out of the Chavez Cabin by 11:00 am. Hunter and Yuli got up almost 2 1/2 hours after we did…

Once we were done, we headed to Chabrier's house and helped button things up, including putting the cover on the patio boat. Afterwards, I drove Hunter's truck and trailer around to the boat launch on the west side of the dam to take his boat out of the water. I am still amazed that Hunter got his boat back in the water so quickly after it sunk on Wednesday night.

Hunter and Yuli took me back to Chabrier's house to pick up my car. Leaving Chabriers just before noon, we were home just before 3:30 pm. This included a medium length stop in Chico for food and walking the dog plus some unusual lane configurations on I-80 east bound due to construction. We came back through Oroville and Marysville, rather than through Gridley and Yuba City.

This is the first year since 2010 at Lake Shasta that I have not gone back and forth to Sacramento at least once during the week. It made for a more restful, enjoyable week.

A couple of general observations.

First,  I am amazed at the amount of property for sale. South of Chabriers, I counted nine for sale signs in about a two mile stretch. There were also a lot of for sale signs on the peninsula in the area around Knotty Pines.

Second, I am hopeful that I will be back in the Dorado Inn next year. If I can get back into the Dorado Inn, I would love to get Drew and Nicky {plus Morgan and Beau?!?} up for part of the week. It will be interesting to see how the group continues to morph and change in the next few years.

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Day 7


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After having some breakfast, Jack, Tiber and I went down to Chabrier's and picked up the patio boat and a wave runner.

Tomasin's boat was out on the water with Brian and Alison {Kay's kids}. We played tag with the ski for a while. Eventually, we ended up sitting and drifting off shore from the Dorado Inn. We played a game of cribbage. Jack took the wave runner for a long run across the lake and around the other side of the peninsula.

Somewhat unbelievably, Hunter picked up his boat and got it back into the water. The local shop went through the engine and then detailed the boat. The boat seems to be running good.

The Tomasin's pulled their boat out. They ended up taking off about noon. The Tomasins are going to a concert in Lake County on Saturday.

25.5 miles from the Mason Trailhead to the Goumaz Trailhead  and back #lake_almanor_2014After saying goodbye to the Tomasins, I decided to go back to the Bizz Johnson Trail and do a longer ride than Tomasin and I did on Wednesday. Starting from the Mason Trailhead, I rode more than 12.5 miles to the Goumaz Trailhead and back. With one small incident, it was a great ride. About ten miles into the ride, I was riding downhill fast admiring the ravine to my right when I noticed a stake in the middle of the road about 50 yards in front of me. I was probably moving 16 or 17 miles an hour. When I got on top of the stake, it turned out to be marking an eight inch gully. Trying to jump it at the last second, I ended up launching the bike into the air and landing flat on my back. Luckily, I was wearing a helmet. I am going to post some maps of the ride in the near future. Including this ride, we have explored almost all 25 miles of the Bizz Johnson trail in two other bike rides and a hike.

Finished the night with a late dinner at Luciano’s Cucina di Pasta. This is an Italian restaurant run by Bulgarians. While Kay and some of the yelp postings complained of the service in the past, we had a very nice dinner that was served promptly. It appears that they have added some waiters to the husband and wife team running the restaurant. Jack had seafood ravioli, while I had angel hair pasta with sausage. I would go back again…

We finished the night on the deck of the Chabrier's house watching the night sky.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Day 6

Golf - 2014 Lake Almanor Day 6 - #lake_almanor_2014This was one of the longer days on the lake. In spite of being out late, I set an alarm. With Jack and I cooking, I wanted to get the shopping done early. I headed to Chester to buy supplies.

On my way back, Jack called in a panic. He couldn't find Tiber. Hunter had left one of the back deck gates open. It turned out that Tiber had followed Hunter down to the dock.

A barge had come to lift Hunter's boat off of the bottom of the lake. Tiber was on the dock barking at the barge. They got boat on to the trailer. Based on advice from his mechanic, Hunter took the boat to a local mechanic to have the engine cleaned out.

After getting the groceries unloaded, Jack and I went out on the Tomasin's boat with Tomasin, Chris and Mikey. All of us wakeboarded. Jack took four long runs. I was actually able to get up on the second try. I am going to post a Facebook album of wakeboarding pictures in the near future.

Once we were done, we swung by and picked up the patio boat, a wave runner and what was left of the Chabrier group. We also ended picking up Hunter and Yuli. Hunter ended up wakeboarding behind Tomasin's boat.

With the wind coming up, I took the patio boat and the wave runner over to Knotty Pines to get gas. It was windy and rough on the way back.

By the time we got back to the cabin, it was after 2:00 pm. Jack and I had a quick bite to eat. The plan for the afternoon was golf.

Jack and I got cleaned up and headed to Lake Almanor West. We hit a few balls on the driving range. Although there was some running amok, Jack and I ended up playing with Chris and Tomasin. I enjoyed the course and everyone's company. I struggled to string together shots. I had a number of very good shots, but then would have two or more bad shots in a row. I just couldn't seem to recover from a bad shot. My elbow was more than a little sore from all of the balls we hit on the range on Wednesday. Jack struggled with his game, but kept a good attitude until the ninth hole. Hunter, Yuli and Brian {Kay's son} played in a foursome behind us.

Jack and I hustled back and got dinner going. We made hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni and cheese and salad. For dessert, we served ice cream bars. By the time we got everyone served, it was after 8 pm.

After a long day, we crashed fairly early…

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Day 5

Mountain Biking on the Bizz Johnson Trail in the morning and the driving range at Bailey Creek in the afternoon - 2014 Lake Almanor Day 5 - #lake_almanor_2014With the Tomasin's taking off for Redding later in the day and the lake very windy, I convinced him to go with me on a mountain bike ride. We loaded up the car and went to the Mason Trailhead of the Bizz Johnson Trail. While I have hiked and biked most of the lower two-thirds of the trail. I have not explored much of the top part of the trail. Sharon, Jack and I did a short hike from the Mason Trailhead in 2005. Tomasin and I ended up doing a 7.25 miles round trip.  This section of the trail is not as interesting as the other parts of the trail that I have ridden with Jack. I am going to do a longer post next week that pulls together all of the different rides and hikes that we have done along the Bizz Johnson Trail.

When we got back to the Dorado Inn, Tomasin et al took off to visit his mom in Redding. I picked up Jack. We went into Chester and had lunch at Subway while playing cribbage. After lunch, Jack and I went to the driving range. Jack has not played golf in more than a year. With golf on the schedule for Thursday, he wanted to hit some balls. He and I ended up hitting more than 100 balls a piece. Although it did not seem to translate to Thursday, I felt very good. Jack struggled and was hitting everything very right.

After we got back to the cabin, Jack, Tiber and I headed up to the Chabrier's cabin to let Tiber play with Raider. Sitting and watching everyone work on a jigsaw puzzle, I got a panicked call from Hunter. The afternoon wind had shifted from the southwest to the west. As a result, tied to a dock at the Chavez Cabin, Hunter's boat had taken on a lot of water. By the time, I got back to the Chavez Cabin, the back end of the boat was sunk. I ran back to check on the Tomasin's boat.

We spent some time trying to figure out a plan for getting Hunter's boat out of the water. He actually got the truck and trailer down on the beach in front of the Chavez Cabin, but with the back of the boat sitting on the bottom, there was no way we could get the boat on the trailer.

After struggling with the boat, we got cleaned up and took a group of nine (2-Hunters, 5-Chabriers {Kay, Brian, Alison, Dana and Carly} and 2-Heringers) to the Happy Garden for chinese food. It turns out that the Tomasins also had chinese food in Redding.

Hunter, Yuli, Tomasin and I finished the night playing pool at the Red Onion on the peninsula until after midnight.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Lake Almanor Day 4

Seneca Resort

It was a very slow, lazy morning. I wandered down to the Chabrier's house and Tomasin's cabin early. After breakfast, Chabrier took off on a quick business trip to the South of France!?! He expects to be back late on Friday afternoon.

Sitting on the deck of the Chavez Cabin, we watched the Tomasin boat and a wave runner head north along the shore. About 30 minutes later, a very strong wind came up out of the south. The boat and the wave runners had to fight their way back through the chop. It was pretty amazing; I don't think that I have ever seen the wind come up that quickly on the lake.

Cribbage at Plumas Pines - 2014 Lake Almanor Day 4 - #lake_almanor_2014We rallied the group and had an early lunch at Plumas Pines. Sharon took off for home after lunch.

Tuesday afternoon, Tomasin and I did something that we have not done in the 28 years that we have been coming to Lake Almanor. We drove to the old mining town of Seneca. The town was put up for sale in February of 2014. There is a resort in the town that has been open until recently. I believe that Bachman actually went there when it was open.

Tomasin and I continued around to Butt Lake before rejoining Highway 89 on the western shore of Lake Almanor. We made stops on the shore of Butt Lake and Plumas Pines before heading back to the Dorado Inn.

After we got back, I took Jack and Tiber up to the Chabriers. Tiber played with Raider while Jack took out a wave runner.

Finishing the day, Hunter and Yuli made a nice late dinner of pork chops, eggplant parmesan and corn on the cob.

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