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August 12, 2023

It’s Fogust in America’s Finest City

The same weather patterns that provide May Grey, No-Sky july and June Gloom continue.  We are now well into Fogust.

But we did get out a few times.  our first urban adventure was to the Liberty Station Art Walk

It’s interesting to see view the creations of talented folks.

Repurposed surfboards

Portraits made by painting with coffee

I let Fran wander a bit more, while I settled into the Beer Garden to catch a couple of the 12 bands scheduled to perform

My brother Marty, with wife Juanita, drove down from Tacoma for a visit.  Juanita went on to the Mazatlán area, flying out of the Cross Border Express.

However, Marty came bearing gifts.

And he helps with not only my yard work, but also the neighbors’.

For his efforts we took him to the W.O.W. Café on the OB Pier for a fish taco.  He'll have a say in his favorite fish taco as we explore. 


With the extended overcast we have yet to see a Green Flash.  But the Café shows off a few as seen from the Pier.

With all the original trailers removed from De Anza Cove the construction fencing has been removed. 

My walking goal for this blog was to check it out.

The walkway along the water is now clearly marked as a public multi-use trail.

Although the sinkhole has not been filled, it now has a secure permanent fence around it and a widened path.

The porta-potties in the public area have been replaced with portable restrooms.  Real flush toilets and running water!

The gate at the southwest corner of the RV park park has been removed.

This is to allow for a public multi-use path along Rose Creek, albeit with less privacy/security for the RV park guests.

Fencing on the northwest has also been removed to allow the public path to continue.  At least there is now a nice dog run in that corner.

Along with a picnic table.

Almost all of the old homesites in the ‘Odd’ numbered section (family section) have been turned into additional guest parking (FHU RV sites).

Fran and I had a home in the ‘Even’ numbered section (adult section).  These sites are not yet developed and our old site is now a fenced in gravel lot!

I have no idea what that’s about, but it required the removal of our avocado tree :)

The knee is healing well, but still makes an irksome pop as I step of the left leg.  Going up stairs is fine, stepping on the leg is fine.  But releasing the pressure as in going down stairs is still quite troublesome.  Doc says the x-rays look fine ….

Marty will return to Tacoma for a long week and Fran go to Ohio for 3 weeks and Juanita will return the fist week of Sept.  I’ll let you what kind of trouble I get into unsupervised in the next posting.


  1. Lots of changes at De Anza...

    1. Lots more changes coming! But at least the beautiful (non-native) palm trees look to be part of the future.

  2. Tell Marty he is welcome to stop by here with bottles of wine and the urge to work! That seems weird that your knee is popping, hopefully that goes away but good for you for getting out there, walking and checking out the progress on De Anza Cove.

    1. Your chores would definitely keep Marty busy for awhile! But are there any decent fish tacos in SD?

  3. Jodee GravelAugust 13, 2023

    Send Marty our way - we can add some tacos for him to try :-) I've only seen one green flash but of course didn't get a photo - it was a bucket list item but without proof! Good to see you're getting out there and moving that new knee. Bill had a little popping in one of his two for a few weeks but it went away as his body adjusted to the foreigners.

    1. From our deck the Green Flash is not uncommon. We have a good angle and the air is often stratified, but this year just fog!
      Still amazed that Bill did better with his bilateral surgery than I'm doing at 6 weeks.
      Marty is mowing and weeding today, a nice kid brother ... Think I'll keep him :)

  4. Gay and JoeAugust 13, 2023

    It’s great to read you are out and about. Those refurbished boards are way cool. You better behave while Fran is gone or she might not ever cut the grass again! My mouth is watering and you know why…

    1. I'm actually looking forward to being able to cut the grass ;)
      We'll be having a few more fish tacos, to allow Marty to decide his fav.

  5. great to see you out and about. Thanks for the photo updates on deAnza cove, I wonder if we'll ever be there again..... Nice to have family visit, especially when they bring gifts!

    1. LOL - not only did Marty bring some nice wines, he also does my chores! Always a welcome guest.
      i'll keep an eye on De Anza Cove as the changes progress and blog the progress.

  6. With those monthly names it sounds like you don't get much real summer. Hope are safe from Hurricane Hilary.

    1. Good morning Gaelyn. As the deserts warmup, the rising warm air sucks in the coastal fog. It's expected in May and June, but this year we're well into Fogust! Tropical Storm Hilary did not live up to all the news media hype, we're all fine here.


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