Happy Birthday on the Longest Day of the Year

Waiting for the parade to start

Waiting for the parade to start

Last weekend was yet another fun weekend along the coast of California. Kierstin’s birthday was three weeks ago, and I got her a custom-made mini-vacation package – a short jaunt to San Luis Obispo for a night away, dinner, and window shopping. But first, we celebrated the longest day of the year with the rest of Santa Barbara at the Summer Solstice Celebration. Continue reading


Catch World Cup Fever

The US men’s soccer team would have been happy to earn a tie against Portugal before this year’s World Cup was underway, but victory felt assured until Portugal’s cross to the middle was knocked past goalie Tim Howard with only 25 seconds left in stoppage time. Continue reading