That first time I drove past farmland and spent a night in the small town of Santa Maria. Sweet scent of red oak was in the air as I ate delicious Santa Maria bbq.
I visit Mark’s Bark in the off season. During football season I stay home and pray to the football gods. Wish Mark was open days other than Sunday. If not for the bbq signs it’s hard to tell what is inside. The building is nondescript. Inside you can tell it use to be a bar.
I breathe deep the delicious scents. Turkey legs are being smoked over a wood grill. Sweet scent of cotton candy being spun. Various meat on skewers are smoking. Chicken is pan fried. One of my favorite times of year is when summer starts and the Del Mar fair opens. So much delicious food waiting for […]
Happiness is a state I am constantly trying to achieve. Double happiness is doubly attractive. We first visited after a hot air balloon adventure. I was starving after an evening of spectacular sights from among the clouds. Double Happiness delivered with classic Chinese dishes and great service. My current visit is after enjoying watching the […]
Each Hard Rock Cafe is like a rock and roll museum. I like to visit when it’s not busy so I can see the memorabilia on the walls. There is a Chris Cornell guitar and a motorcycle in this one. Lovely stained glass windows line part of the roof. I joined the birthday club […]
I have been in this parking lot before. Back when the world was younger and more innocent hot air balloons filled the sky. I followed them on my bike as they liked to land at my high school. When I grew up I wanted to ride in one and look from on high as some […]