Crater Lake National Park

Dear Foodies and Fellow Travelers, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Ocean Mesa, overlooking the Pacific. Even though it’s a mere 22 miles north of Santa Barbara, it feels like oceans away. And although my apartment in Santa Barbara overlooks the city and the sea, I’ll take any excuse to get away from the interruptions […]

Travels with Abigail — Part 2

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from sunny Santa Barbara, and I’m excited to share some more of our travels with Abigail. On a recent trip up to Lake of the Woods in Oregon, we made stops at Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz area, Mendocino/Fort Bragg, and Patrick’s Point. Big Basin […]

Travels with Abigail — Part 1

Dear Friends and Fur Baby Lovers, A few weeks ago I announced that I rescued a sweet dog from the Bay Area named Abigail. My dear friend and client, Dr. Ann Schiebert, sent me pictures of this cutie, saying she would be the perfect dog for me. And she is! Believe it or not, it’s […]

Live Oak Stampede!

Howdy y’all, Gourmet Girl Gail here writing from Santa Barbara. A couple of weeks ago, Kathy Moran, Kathleen Murphy, and I headed over to Live Oak Camp to join 120 Sisters on the Fly for Live Oak Stampede. Live Oak is very close to my home, only about 40 minutes from S.B., off the 154. […]

The Snowbirds Visit — Part I

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here reporting from Santa Barbara. I’m happy to say that we’re getting buckets of much needed rain along the California coast. Our lakes are filling up, creeks are flowing, and thankfully there has been only minor flooding and debris flow so far. I’m hoping things will dry up a bit later […]

Exploring Morro Bay

Howdy Everyone, A few weeks ago, shortly before Halloween, I took Gone with the Wind (aka Roadtrek) up to Morro Bay State Park. Accompanying me in her Minnie Winnie was my RV pal, Kathy Moran. Each of us had booked three nights with full hookups. Never having camped there with RVs before, we didn’t know […]

Central Coast Adventure

Greetings Everyone, Gourmet Girl Gail here. Recently, I took my Roadtrek 190 Versatile (“Gone with the Wind”) up to San Simeon State Park. She was swaying on the road quite a bit, and I’m not sure why. I’m having new shocks put in next week, so hopefully that’ll help. In the meantime, I’m holed up […]

Mythic Marfa

Greetings! Gourmet Girl Gail here. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my drive to Austin, Texas, with a stopover in Marfa. I’d never heard of Marfa until my niece discovered it with her brother on a cross country trip. Rather emphatically, she said, “I could live there.” After a bit of research, I […]