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CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

CV! Part 196 – The End of August (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues)

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PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL! GET FULLY VACCINATED!
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


Friday, August 27, 2021 – FlashbackFriday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

Aloha Friday!

“Remember Friday is Hawaiian shirt day, so, you know,
if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.”
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1:11am: Yes, it’s Friday morning. THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1:11pm: THIS WEEK JUST SUCKED. Oh, did we say that twice?
Recapping Friday morning.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso and ate a slice of cold leftover pizza.
We went back to bed and slept. We woke up. We drank an iced espresso.
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER. It’s HOT. Stay hydrated. Piss clear.

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3:15pm: We ate the rest of the leftover pizza and drank an iced espresso.

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99 Degrees in Van Nuys! We finally turned on the AC today. VERY COOL.
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZ

5:45pm: We took a nap. Then we woke up.

10:11pm: Recapping Friday night…. sort of.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a big glass of cran-raspberry-orange juice.
We ate too much pizza earlier, so we didn’t get hungry until late.

11:45pm: We took the dogs outside. We made dinner.
Friday night. Good Shabbos. Dinner at Midnight.
On The Menu: Fried chicken breast w/BBQ sauce, toasted cheese sandwich
on challah bread, dill pickle, nectarine, celery with peanut butter,
and an iced espresso to drink
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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? COVID-19?

TRAVEL ALERT! HURRICANE IDA WARNING!
CATEGORY 4 STORM APPROACHING NEW ORLEANS!
Expected to make landfall on Sunday….

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NOTE: Afghanistan crisis will evaporate, and it will be all about New Orleans next week.


Saturday, August 28, 2021 – One More Saturday Night!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING!

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1:20am: Binge-Watching the first season of “Jack Ryan” (the series) on Prime.

3:15am:

9:01am: We’ve been up for two hours, and we should still be asleep.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We got the newspapers.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!
BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK! BARK!

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1:50pm: Well, we really felt like sh*t this morning.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We did some morning stuff, but then went back to bed.
We woke up. We got the mail. The dogs are chillin’ in the bedroom.
The gardeners are here working on the backyard landscaping today.

NOTE: TOTALLY SUCKS waking up and your first real thought of the day is…
“FUCK, DO HAVE COVID-19?” because people aren’t being safe around you.
It can ruin your whole morning, not to mention your whole fucking day.

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2:40pm: We made an iced espresso and retreated back to the Home Office.
We are not allowed to be mad, but WE ARE ABSOLUTELY ENRAGED.

Here’s a little rant for the supposedly intelligent people:
WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU SOCIALIZING WITH STRANGERS?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO – AND THROWING PARTIES?
WHY ARE YOU TALKING TO STRANGERS WITHOUT A MASK?
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?
WHY ARE YOU GOING TO THE MARKET?
WHY ARE YOU SHOPPING IN PUBLIC?
WHY ARE YOU TRAVELING? WHY ARE YOU MAKING PLANS?
THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER!
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK, AND YOU MIGHT DIE.
YOU CAN GET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS SICK, AND THEY MIGHT DIE.
AFTER 18 MONTHS WHY ARE YOU BEING STUPID AND CARELESS?
THIS IS A DEADLY DISEASE. YOU MIGHT DIE.
AND THERE CAN BE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DON’T DIE.
THE DELTA VARIANT IS MORE CONTAGIOUS, MORE INFECTIOUS,
AND THERE ARE MORE VARIANTS COMING…..
THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.
THE GOVERNMENT IS LYING TO YOU, THEY ARE NOT BEING HONEST.
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! WTF? YOU MIGHT DIE. End of rant.
Really can’t believe we have to keep saying this to “smart” people.

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5:45pm: And so it goes. Choreboy needs to show up today.
Our weekend just got better too. Anger and anxiety relocated for now.

HEY SATURDAY NIGHT!
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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We cleaned out the refrigerator. We took out the trash and did the dishes.
We scooped some poop. And then we made an iced espresso.
7:05pm: We did a load of laundry. And we did a little yard work before it got dark.
We haven’t eaten all day long…. so now it’s time for food.

10:15pm: We ordered food and got dressed and went and picked it up.
We got home and the restaurant called because we dropped our wallet!
So we drove right back to the restaurant and picked it up. VERY LUCKY.

On The Menu: Sushi.
Spicy tuna cut roll and a California roll, with a Coke to drink
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10:55pm: Let’s bake some brownies.
And we also made another iced espresso.
NOTE: We ate a brownie and it was delicious!

And this too:
The guy who was photographed as a baby wants to sue now….

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CORONAVIRUS!
The Delta Variant sucks.
Will it ever end?


Sunday, August 29, 2021 – Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
Do Not Travel! StayTheFuckHome!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

4:35am: And now we’re awake again. Good morning.

6:00am: Watching more “Jack Ryan” episodes on Prime.

7:00am: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers and then made an early breakfast.

On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, peanut butter and strawberry jam
sandwich on toasted challah bread with an iced espresso to drink
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Hey, it’s a**holes standing in the rain day on CNN!
HURRICANE IDA HIT LOUISIANA HARD TODAY. AND IT’S GONNA GET WORSE.
Climate change is real. New Orleans is fucked.
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2:40pm: We are restless. We went back to bed and slept a little.
We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. It’s really HOT out today.

7:30pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We played with the dog. We chilled with the dog. And now he’s napping.
And we are thinking about dinner.
Nothing happened today. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We just cleaned in here, but it looks like tornado hit last night….

On The Menu: Chicken and cheese sandwich on toasted challah bread
and a dill pickle. And another iced espresso.

Pompsie’s Downtown Las Vegas LiveStream on Sunday Night:
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10:35pm:  Still nothing. We took the dog outside. Now he’s back to napping.

Ed Asner died. RIP
May the Four Winds blow him safely home.


Monday, August 30, 2021 – Monday. Monday.
It’s the last Monday in August – Labor Day is one week away!

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1:45am: We took a shower and we shaved.
Feelin’ clean and fresh at 2:00am.
We cleaned up our desk area and did a load of laundry too.

2:30am: We made another iced espresso and ate a brownie.
Watching NFL Football preseason highlights. GO BRONCOS!

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

7:15am: We are awake. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog.
We got the newspapers. We made an iced espresso.
We took the dog outside again. Such a good boy!

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“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy”
– yeah, it’s Monday morning

The news this morning is not good.
Afghanistan disaster, COVID-19 Delta Variant surge, Hurricane Ida….
Now “Tropical Storm” Ida reeking havoc in Mississippi!
The Mississippi River is flowing backwards because of the storm surge.
Louisiana is a DISASTER…. New Orleans is without power again.
GAS PRICES MAY RISE AGAIN. Damage to the oil and gas industry….
CoronaVirus is out of control – hospitalizations, death rates, etc.
The European Union is going to institute TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS again.
And the Afghanistan pull-out continues. ISIS rocket attacks. Suicide bombers.
13 DEAD AMERICAN SERVICEMEN. Civilian casualties. TOTAL FAIL.
PR Nightmare for President Joe Biden. TRUMP AND POMPEO DID THIS!
And don’t forget the FIRES that are burning in California and Oregon….
Caldor Fire is in South Lake Tahoe (California side) and they have to evacuate.
El Dorado and Alpine Counties are already under evacuation orders.

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Monday. Blue Monday.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

1:35pm: And we are awake again. We took a nice nap with the dog.
The housekeeper came and went. The house is clean.

2:05pm: We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

And the Not Burning Man 2021 Live Feed
is LIVE from Black Rock Desert on YouTube:
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3:35pm: Time is flying by today now that we are awake.
We’ve been playing with the dog and watching YouTube vids.
We should run errands. And we need to eat something.

4:25pm: We unloaded the dishwasher and we planned to get dressed….
but we kind of had an anxiety attack about going out into public.
We have been wrestling with going out and just sayin’ “FUCK IT” today.
So….. nothing is urgent.
We are going to say “Fuck It” and go eat some food now.

5:15pm: We made some food. We ate. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.

On The Menu: 3 hotdogs with mustard, onion, and cheese; a dill pickle,
an avocado, and an apple, with an iced espresso to drink
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11:35pm: Recapping Monday night. Nothing going on.
There was a short pursuit that we just watched after it was all over.
And watching the Livestream (at night) from the “Renegade Burn 2021”
And we took the dog outside again.

There was a cricket in the house. And it was loud.
So, we had to go on the hunt, and take care of it.

Monday night Livestream:
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 – DoNotTravelTuesday!
The 243rd day of the year and the LAST day of August!
And technically, alcohol is a solution.

12:56am: We just watched “The Doorman” which was a “Die Hard”
in a old hotel under construction homage…. RIP-OFF!
It was okay, Jean Reno as the bad guy holding hostages,
while a guy tries to open a safe, while a guest “Hero” in the wrong place,
at the wrong time, overcomes obstacles and kills all the bad guys.
Oh, damn …..SPOILER ALERT? It was okay.
Sometimes you roll the dice, and take your chances.

3:00am: We made a quick bite to eat.
On The Menu: Popcorn shrimp with Korean BBQ sauce

9:45am: Breaking News: Secret deal with the Taliban? Really?
Okay, we went to sleep after 5:00am and we woke up around 8:30am.
We woke up. We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We got the newspapers. We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? WILDFIRES?

MANDATORY EVACUATION OF ALL RESIDENTS IN SOUTH LAKE TAHOE!
The Caldor Fire is burning tens of thousands of acres in northern California.
ALL NATIONAL FORESTS CLOSE IN CALIFORNIA FOR 2 WEEKS AT MIDNIGHT!
CALIFORNIA NATIONAL FORESTS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17!

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5:05pm: We slept the day away today…..
we woke up and went back to bed with the dog. We woke up.
We took the dog outside. We drank an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese and a dill pickle at 4:30pm.

Scenes form the Not Burning Man 2021 Livestream on YouTube:
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TutuTuesday! Get your dust storm on!

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6:15pm: We took the dog outside. We fed the dog. We took the dog outside.
We drank an iced espresso.

THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER!
20 YEARS OF US BLOOD AND TREASURE!
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED ON FOREIGN SOIL!
THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES SACRIFICED OR CHANGED FOREVER!
President Joe Biden got us out of the Afghanistan War, as promised.
Let the OPIUM TRADE continue without interference! Go Big Pharma!

9:55pm: We took the dog outside. We played with the dog for hours.
We got dressed and ran an errand. We were going to get gas….
and we were going to go to the market.
But there were too many people at the market.
We drove through the parking lot, and decided to go another time.
So, we’ll do all the errands tomorrow. We drove home.
We took the dog outside. We played with the dog. We took the dog outside.
Now it’s time for food.

On The Menu:  Fried chicken breast with BBQ sauce, mac’n’cheese with bacon,
dill pickle, half an avocado, and a strawberry-banana nectar to drink
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EIGHT MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

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TRUMP SOLD OUT THE UNITED STATES.
AND THE GOP TRAITORS NEED TO STFU.

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS! And Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

CV! Part 150! – THANK YOU! THANK YOU! 200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Unsolicited Hits! THANK YOU LOYAL READERS!
And it’s Our 8 Year Anniversary! And 1000 Blog Posts!
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Thank you loyal readers! Thank you curious visitors!
Thank you to everyone who has visited us since we began this Blog in February 2013!
200000 is another number. But really we are surprised to still be here and at this place.

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200000 HITS!
Two Hundred Thousand Hits on this Blog!
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We don’t advertise. We don’t promote. We just publish our Blog Posts.
Obviously, people have found us here on the interweb over time.
200000 UNSOLICITED HITS!
And really we don’t even know how this number is actually calculated.
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WOW! THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you! Thank you!

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HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

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EIGHT YEARS! EIGHT! EIGHT YEARS MAN! (that’s a long time)
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We started this Blog in February of 2013. And we are still at it in 2021.

NOTE: We started this Blog Post in February 2013, and set it up at around 190000 Hits.
It sat for a month, while we gathered the final 10000 or so views to reach 200000.
And now it’s April, and we are finally there! WOO-HOO. Leave your comments below.

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And now we are at 200000 HITS!
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Eight years! 1000 Blog Posts! (or thereabouts)
A sh*tload of time and effort and imagination.
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And we also reached 1000 Blog Posts too this month!
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This is also our 150th CoronaVirus Diary Blog Post.
COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
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A couple of my travel answers about South Lake Tahoe

A couple of travel answers about South Lake Tahoe:

Q: Nice hotels in South Lake Tahoe? I will be traveling to Reno/ Lake Tahoe in the beginning of December and I’m having a tough time figuring out where to stay. I would like to stay between 100-150.00 a night. Any suggestions? I have looked at the Hyatt and Harrahs but wanted to try something maybe a little less corporate. Not much of a skier so I’m trying to stay away from big ski lodges. ~Stacey B., Denver

Aston Lakeland Village (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Aston Lakeland Village (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

A: Aston Lakeland Village Resort in South Lake Tahoe is a pretty good value. The lodge rooms are nice (and some have full kitchenettes if you like to cook on your own to save money). The property is right on the lake so you can walk down to the beach and watch the sunset. There are tennis courts and 2 swimming pools, a jacuzzi spa, laundry room and free coffee too. The property is a 10-15 minute drive from state line and the casinos: Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Harveys Lake Tahoe, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa and the new Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe. It’s definitely not corporate and there are lots of walking paths and tall pine trees on site. For less expensive accommodation options try the motels along Hwy 50 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Watch out for the Police and Don’t Speed!)

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Q: Best bars and restaurants in South Lake / near Heavenly? In a few weeks I’ll be spending a weekend snowboarding at Heavenly Mountain in South Lake Tahoe (and will be staying at the new Hard Rock Hotel). What are some of best places to eat in the area? I’m specifically interested in good breakfast spots and must-visit places for dinner (from $-$$$$ I’m open to all suggestions). Also, if there are any great bars (especially those with a great beer selection) I’d love to know. Thanks! ~Trevor M., Los Angeles

A: The Forrest Buffet at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe is pretty good. It’s on the 18th floor and has a great view of the lake and mountains. If you time it right you can watch the sunset while you dine. “All You Can Eat”, there’s a lot of good stuff on the dinner and Saturday/Sunday brunch (sorry no breakfast or lunch) menus and it’s a pretty good value for the price in my opinion. (and you can usually find a coupon for a few dollars off per person)

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Lake Tahoe Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Lake Tahoe Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

 

**Goodbye 2014! Hello 2015!** – My Year in Review.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015! Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?

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“It is a new year!
What will you do different?
Will you be the same?”

Happy New Year! Balloon Drop San Francisco Civic Auditorium 1983

Happy New Year! Balloon Drop at Midnight – San Francisco Civic Auditorium 12-31-1983

Goodbye 2014! (Wow, this year went by fast!) Hello 2015!

“Wet earth and sunshine
You can smell it in the air
After the rain.”

Here’s my year in review. My Blogs (see previous blogs) and Facebook posts (Joshua Weisel & JoshWillTravel) have stories, details and cool pictures for most events! Please check them out by following the links at the bottom of the page.

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January

LA Times Travel Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles Times Travel Show (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Los Angeles Times Travel Show (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Hosted Reception at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City

The Sportsman's Lodge in Studio City, CA (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

“Buy Tuscany” Event at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood

"Buy Tuscany" event at the Italian Cultural Institute (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

“Buy Tuscany” event at the Italian Cultural Institute (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

February

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY! HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!

IsramWorld and Israel Tourism Event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

IsramWorld and Israel Tourism Event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

IsramWorld and Israel Tourism Event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Japan Tourism Event at the Doubletree Hilton Downtown Los Angeles

Japan Tourism Event at the Doubletree Hilton Downtown Los Angeles

Japan Tourism Event at the Doubletree Hilton Downtown Los Angeles

Mexico Tourism Event at the Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City

Mexico Tourism Event at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City

Mexico Tourism Event at the Sheraton Universal in Universal City

Los Angeles 9th Annual Travel & Adventure Show at the Long Beach Convention Center

9th Annual Travel & Adventure Show - Long Beach Convention Center (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

9th Annual Travel & Adventure Show – Long Beach Convention Center (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

March

Four Seasons Event at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

On Rodeo on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Cafe Firenze with Carrie and John in Moorpark

Dinner at Cafe Firenze (photo by Carrie Smith)

Dinner at Cafe Firenze (photo by Carrie Smith)

Sunday Brunch at On Sunset Restaurant at the LUXE Hotel On Sunset!

Sunday Brunch at the LUXE On Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Sunday Brunch at the LUXE On Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Travel Massive Los Angeles Event at The Roof on Wilshire

The Roof on Wilshire (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Roof on Wilshire (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Italian Dreams at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hilton (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Beverly Hilton (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Joshua Weisel Departs Willett Travel (effective March 31st)

NOTE: Willett Travel was bought by FROSCH. I became JoshWillTravel (Luxury Travel Advisor, Lifestyle and Travel Writer, Independent Consultant) full time! Read my Blogs!

April – May

Passover

Passover Seder (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Passover Seder (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinners at Le Sanglier French Restaurant (celebrated two birthday parties there this year)

Le Sanglier (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Le Sanglier (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Mother’s Day “The Lion in Winter” Matinee at the Colony Theatre in Burbank and Lunch at Bow & Truss in North Hollywood

Colony Theatre in Burbank (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Colony Theatre in Burbank (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Fifty Seven in Downtown L.A.

Dinner at Fifty Seven (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Dinner at Fifty Seven (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Memorial Day “Chef” at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks and Dinner at Versailles in Encino

Sherman Oaks Galleria (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Sherman Oaks Galleria (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

June

World Cup! United States - One Nation One Team!

World Cup! United States – One Nation One Team!

Phyllis Patterson RIP – She Changed My Life!

Phyllis Patterson RIP (photo and costume by Vicky Nebeker)

Phyllis Patterson RIP (photo and costume by Vicky Nebeker)

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

E. Caitlin Phillips RIP June 14, 2014 “May the four winds blow you safely home!”

E. Caitlin Phillips RIP

E. Caitlin Phillips RIP 2014

St. Paul’s Reunion in San Francisco! (and the Road Trip north and south)

San Francisco Civic Center (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

San Francisco Civic Center (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

St. Paul's Reunion in San Francisco

Old Friends! Stretch Limosine! St. Paul’s Reunion in San Francisco – June 2014

Return to the Paramount Ranch in Agoura 2014 – Visiting Old Ghosts!

Washing Well foreground, Twilziwop and DAW/SOB on the hillside

Paramount Ranch – Washing Well foreground, Twilziwop and DAW/SOB on the hillside

July – August

Summer “Staycation” in Los Angeles

San Fernando Valley #2 (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

San Fernando Valley #2 – A view from Mulholland Hwy (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Box Seats for Four Great Summer Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl! Joshua Bell & Friends, Yo-Yo Ma and a nice Dinner on the patio at Patina, Beethoven (with Dudamel and the L.A. Phil doing the 5th Symphony) and “HAIR!”

Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

A Celebration of Caitlin’s Life in Santa Monica

Celebrating Caitlin with Mardeen, Kevin, Janet & Bob in Santa Monica

Celebrating Caitlin’s Life and Memory with Mardeen, Kevin, Janet & Bob in Santa Monica

The Simpsons Marathon on FX

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl!

The Simpsons! Every Episode in Chronological Order…

September

Burning Man! (via the internet)

Burning Man 2014

Burning Man 2014 (via UStream) Screen Capture

Burning Man 2014 "Embrace" burns!

Burning Man 2014 “Embrace” burns!

The Simpsons Take the Hollywood Bowl! EXCELLENT FUN!

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

The Simpsons take the Hollywood Bowl (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Happy Jewish New Year 5775!

Happy New Year 5775!

Happy New Year 5775!

Richard Edward “Ed” Whitchurch III RIP September 29, 2014 (a Vietnam Veteran)

“You can get anything you want, (exceptin’ Alice) at Alice’s Restaurant.”

“May the Four Winds Blow You Safely Home”

October

Road Trip! California-Oregon-Nevada (San Jose, Santa Cruz, Ashland, Reno, Lake Tahoe)

Going Home! US Highway 395 south in California

Going Home! US Highway 395 south in California

Great vacation! Saw old friends and family, visited UCSC and the Grateful Dead Special Collection, celebrated my father’s birthday and saw some great theatre in Ashland (“The Tempest”, “Richard III” and “The Cocoanuts”), partied in Reno, relaxed at Lakeland Village in South Lake Tahoe, and drove scenic US Highway 395 south to L.A.

(I’m still working on finishing the Road Trip Blogs! Please be patient.)

Lake Tahoe Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

South Lake Tahoe Sunset (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

November – December

Thanksgiving 2014 – The Feast! (Our annual family food fest)

Thanksgiving 2014 (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Thanksgiving 2014 – The Feast! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Thanksgiving 2014 (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Thanksgiving 2014 – Dessert! (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Otis Redding RIP Dec 18, 2014 – Had to say goodbye to the old boy, very sad.

“He was a great dog. He had a good life. May the Four Winds blow him safely home.”

Otis Redding RIP

Otis Redding RIP

Dinner at the Border Grill & “Blithe Spirit” with Angela Landsbury at the Ahmanson Theatre

Los Angeles Music Center (copyright 2104 JoshWillTravel)

At the Los Angeles Music Center (copyright 2104 JoshWillTravel)

Hannukah!

Happy Hannukah!

Happy Hannukah!

Festivus, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Dinner with Friends!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas in North Hollywood (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

“Another Year Gone!
Say Buh-Bye 2014…
A New Year Ahead!”

E. Caitlin Phillips RIP

E. Caitlin Phillips RIP 2014 (she was there in spirit this year)

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” ~ T. S. Eliot

 

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Happy New Year 2015!

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Baby New Year! She had a very good year too!

Baby New Year! She had a very good year too!

12-13-14 New BLOG Posted!

13 December 2014 (posted Sunday 12-14-14)

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The last sequential date this century, made up of four sequential digits: 1, 2, 3 and 4.

You may be wondering “What happened to Part 4 of the Roadtrip?” (see previous blog)

Well, it’s been weird around here lately. Once again I apologize to my loyal readers for being absent from my own Blog and leaving the story unfinished…

Lithia Park - Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

Lithia Park – Ashland, Oregon (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

I promise to continue the story of my trip to Ashland, Oregon very soon with tales of Lithia Park, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, antique shopping & fine dining in Ashland, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Reno, Lakeland Village, Harrah’s, Harvey’s, the Montbleu, and the road trip home on US 395 south (a beautiful 8 hour drive through central California).

So, it’s December again. Hooray for the winter holidays and holy days.

Happy Christmas! – Happy Hannukah! – Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy Festivus! – and Happy New Year! (almost)

I wish you, my readers, a wonderful, safe and happy holiday season!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Home for the holiday in Los Angeles and shared a wonderful feast with family and friends. (see previous Blog – just posted)

There were two big storms in the last week here in Southern California, and another one expected on Monday. We’ve gotten a lot of good rain, and as they say “We need the rain”. There was also a SMALL TORNADO hit south Los Angeles and someone got it on video!

Here’s the link to KTLA’s New Report: http://ktla.com/2014/12/12/tornado-strikes-south-l-a-neighborhood-rips-roof-off-building-residents/

And the full video with censored commentary from ABC: http://abc7news.com/434831/

We have a lot of fresh snow in the local mountains and all across the United States. Crazy conditions in the midwest and northeast! Winter is finally here. Stay warm and dry!

Talked about the weather and I’m not going to Blog about Politics, War and Racism today.

NOTE: Please read my previous Blog: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” Today there were massive rallies across the country to protest the POLICE STATE, VIOLENCE AND ABUSE OF POWER. I will update my previous blog very soon, and will title it “I Can’t Breathe!”

St. Louis County Police Stormtroopers in Ferguson, Missouri

St. Louis County Police Stormtroopers in Ferguson, Missouri

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Reflections of a Road Trip

Reflections of a Road Trip: California, Oregon and Nevada by automobile

Going Home! US Highway 395 south in California

Going Home! US Highway 395 south in California

Post Road Trip Depression has been attacking my will to blog. For this I truly apologize to my loyal readers. Had to take a short break from posting, and now I’m back.

I will attempt to combat the evil that has been preventing me from sharing the details of my amazing three state road trip through California, into Oregon and through northern Nevada, by posting all this week.

LET’S BEGIN: Back to Blogging!

Summer staycation is over. Too hot in Los Angeles (we were having a heatwave) with temperatures over 100 degrees, so I hit the road for a northern California, Oregon and Nevada roadtrip!

Depart Los Angeles – Thursday October 2, 2014 1:45pm

Leaving Los Angeles - US Highway 101 north to San Jose

Leaving Los Angeles – US Highway 101 north to San Jose

Beautiful Drive up Highway 101 north (there are lots of pictures of the beautiful drive up 101 north in a previous blog, please check it out)

Stopped in King City for gas and two Double-Doubles at In-N-Out Burger.

In-N-Out Burger in King City

Two Double-Doubles at In-N-Out Burger in King City

Then on to our first stop at Ann’s House in San Jose. (arrived Thursday ~8:00pm)

okay, that’s the first step of a long journey…lot’s more to come!

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Field Quarter in the Sierras 1984 – Part 1 Big Sur, Big Creek and Cone Peak

I backpacked for college credit Spring Quarter of 1984, when I chose a Field Quarter in the Sierras during my Freshman year in college at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC extension and the Sierra Institute).  It was a great program!

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After a particularly gray winter in Santa Cruz, I needed to get out of town.  So I signed up for a Field Quarter in the Sierras.  “BACKPACKING FOR COLLEGE CREDIT” for three Upper Division Course Credits: Natural History of the Sierras, Natural History Wilderness Studies, and an Environmental Studies advanced course.  The curriculum included backpacking trips of varying length in amazing natural locations: Monterey, Big Sur, Yosemite Valley, Hetch-Hetchy Resevoir, the Tiltill Valley above Yosemite, the Southfork of the Tuolumne River in the Sierra National Forest, El Dorado-Toiyabe National Forest, Desolation Wilderness in Plumas National Forest and Lake Tahoe.

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We all met as strangers in Monterey and drove to a local campground for an overnight stay, where we were introduced to our instructors and each other and given the orientation for the next thirteen weeks (ten weeks of course work, a week of travel time plus a timeout for spring break).  There were thirteen students and two instructors on the first night as we made camp together for the first time.

UCSC Field Quarter in the Sierras - Monterey, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

UCSC Field Quarter in the Sierras – Big Sur, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

PLEASE NOTE: These events took place in Spring of 1984, so trying to recall all the details is a little difficult now.

THE FIRST TRIP – BIG SUR, UCSC BIG CREEK RESERVE AND CONE PEAK

Big Creek Bridge and Cove - Big Sur, California

Big Creek Bridge and Cove – Big Sur, California

At dawn the next morning we had breakfast and broke camp, packed up and drove to the UCSC Reserve in Big Sur.  Protected by the Santa Lucia Mountains and rocky cliffs, the Big Sur coast includes the largest and most pristine coastal wildlands in central and southern California. In the center of this area, the University of California Natural Reserve System and the University of California at Santa Cruz operate the Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve.  Big Creek Reserve Homepage: http://bigcreek.ucnrs.org

Big Creek Reserve Trailmap - Big Sur, California

Big Creek Reserve Trailmap – Big Sur, California

We strapped on our backpacks and hiked 9 miles to the base camp near Cone Peak.  Cone Peak in Big Sur is the highest coastal mountain in the contiguous 48 states, ascending nearly a mile (5155 feet) above sea level, only three miles from the ocean.  The hike begins at almost sea level and takes you up through the climate zones, lush forest, oak scrub and into high chaparral.

Copy and paste the following links into a new window for some great images:

VR Panorama of Big Creek: http://bigcreek.ucnrs.org/panoramas/bigcreek.html

Photo Gallery: http://nrs.ucop.edu/reserves/big_creek/gallery/index.html

Our first trek was an uphill killer! When we finally reached the base camp we set up our tents and prepared the evening meal.  (Nevermind the part about Jen trying to set the camp and forest on fire with her propane stove and the rest of us helping to put it out before it spread…)

Boronda Base Camp - Big Sur, California

Boronda Base Camp – Big Sur, California

We camped there for a week.  The program included daily class in the wilderness, field studies, day hikes and “homework” assignments.  There was also time allotted for camping duties, cooking, and personal (free) time.  And every evening we gathered around the fire, talked about the day and got to know each other a little bit more.

Trail snack and lunch recipes for wilderness hiking: Flour tortillas, add cheddar cheese and salsa.  Flour tortillas, add peanut butter and honey.  Bread may be substituted for tortillas (but tortillas travel better in a foodsack).  Easy to prepare, no cooking required.

Cone Peak

Cone Peak (Altitude 5,155 feet) – Big Sur, California

One day we hiked to the top of Cone Peak from our base camp and were buzzed by F-14 jet fighters from Moffett Feld and then we watched from high above as Blue Whales swam by during their Spring migration!

View from Cone Peak

View from Cone Peak – Big Sur, California

View from Cone Peak

View from Cone Peak – Big Sur, California

Going downhill is a lot easier than going uphill with a backpack!  The hike out was pretty easy, again passing through the different climate zones, and returning to our cars for the drive to our next destination.

COMING SOON: Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, Hetch-Hetchy and Tiltill Valley, Southfork of the Tuolumne River, Sierra National Forest, El-Dorado-Toiyabe National Forest, Desolation Wilderness, Plumas National Forest, and Lake Tahoe.

NOTE: I have to admit that this is by no means a complete blog at this point.  I started this story unprepared and the details are coming back slowly.  Except for the people, these are not my pictures.  I’m inspired to find my journal, workbook and photos from this time and may revise this blog for next week.  Thanks for reading!  Your feedback is welcome.

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UPDATED July 13, 2021: So sorry, there never was a PART TWO.
We found our Field Journal a couple years ago. And it has just been sitting by the desk.
It sat all through the pandemic, along with everything else, and US. We sat too.
So, we took a few pics today, we wrote very small and in a weird cursive-hybrid back in the day, and now we may soon decode the text, and share some of our wilderness observations and wisdom. 

At journey’s end