Showing posts from October, 2012

Making Coffee in Yosemite

One lesson I hope to learn sooner rather than later, is how to make the perfect cup of coffee with my French Press. See, what happens when you camping without hook-ups is you no longer get to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee made by your Keurig. Well, at least not when you wake up at 8 am and your husband sleeps til 11 am. Sure, I could have started the generator anyway, waking him up and risking his wrath, just to savor my cherished cup of Italian Roast {probably with a smirk on my face}. But instead, for 6 mornings I tried my hand at making coffee the old fashioned way. It was not good.
What it reminded me of was "Cowboy Coffee", which may be related to Turkish Coffee {which may be responsible for chin hairs on older, Mediterranean women...I'm Slavic so I can relate} that it coats the tongue with a bitterness that is all but impossible to scrape away. It also raises one's heart rate to dangerous least in my case. But it was coffee...right? {…

The Mutiny Goes to Bodega Bay

The Mutiny officially launched a week ago today, on October 3, 2012. We motored over to Bodega Bay, only about 150 miles NW of our starting point, for 3 days...the main reason being to spend a couple of days with Clark's son and daughter-in-law (in Sebastopol). Although we had full hook ups at our marina destination (Porto Bodega RV Park) we were pretty much without cell and Internet service the entire time. After a few hours of freaking out it turned out to be pretty nice to unplug.

Bodega Bay is wonderful destination to really get away from the world (especially since we had no "connection") but still has all of the comforts one could need...great coffee {no Starbucks here}, wine tasting, chartered fishing trips, beaches, golf, spas and a nice selection of restaurants. It's also very artsy.

On Friday Clark went golfing at Northwood Golf Course in Monte Rio while I spent most of the day sightseeing. I drove to Bodega (where the school house and church from the mo…