Maybe you have people coming over who you know won’t be as receptive to just a glass of whiskey or maybe you’re just in the mood for something new. As a lot of these are going to be on ice in some way it’s also just a good way to beat the summer heat
Higher and higher, through sunlit glade and darkened grove, across streams of snowmelt and glades of spring flowers. The trail is beautiful and confined to a few feet in either direction by natural barrier and wave after wave of trees. Every so often a hint of a massive granite slab can be seen between breaks at the edge of a bend.
August Marked the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. While we’re a month late in celebrating it there’s never a bad time to celebrate what is, arguably, one of the nation’s greatest achievements. We love to travel and experience different places and the national parks, in my experience, always offer a great opportunity for exactly that.
I’m nursing a $6 glass of Old Crow on the rocks at the legendary Vesuvio Café in San Francisco. Today is labor day. Jazz is playing in the background behind layers of conversation and the crinkling folding paper of tourist maps.