Accomplice Beer Company, Cheyenne Wyoming

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January 2020

Last year at this time (2019) I flew into Denver airport in Colorado to arrive for my gig that week.

It was cold as heck outside, I hopped on the rental car bus and went to pick up my car where I then proceeded to drive 100 miles north to Wyoming.  I arrived in Cheyenne and located my hotel where I would be staying for a week while working nearby at a customer site.

There are not a whole lot of choices for restaurants to dine out in this small town but what they have is pretty good.  One restaurant I found and enjoyed was Accomplice Beer Company which is a happening brewery in downtown Cheyenne.

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Carter Bar & Kitchen, Amsterdam NL

While working in Amsterdam a few years ago I had the pleasure of dining at some great restaurants, there were many to be found.

One place I really enjoyed was called Carter Bar & Kitchen.

Read on…

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Northern Nevada, Off-roading Adventure

About a month ago I sold my Ural side car motorcycle and bought a used Polaris Rzr that I’m keeping at a friend’s house in Nevada to use when I visit my place and my good friends there.

This past Memorial Day weekend I was invited to attend “Weekend on the Walker” (WoW), an event held at a private ranch, where we camped and rode many nearby off-road trails exploring the area in our UTV’s or Side by Sides aka dune buggies, rock crawlers, off-road rigs.

I flew out with the misses to Reno and drove to Topaz Ranch to meet up with my friends and get ready to go to the event. Check out the movie I made about it all…

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Scenes from Cambria California

Cambria is a very beautiful place on the coast of California just south of San Simeon where the famous Hearst’s Castle is located.  The castle is about 2-3 miles north of town.

I’ve been going here for years and have traveled by cars, trucks, RVs, and motorcycles.

It’s a magical place of sorts with a really nice small town that has some good restaurants and shops and they even have a poor man’s version of a castle called Nitt Witt Ridge. More information about this eclectic “house” can be found here https://visitcambriaca.com/itinerary-element/nitt-witt-ridge/

The best hotels in town can be found right on the water on Moonstone Beach Drive, highly recommend staying at one of the many hotels located there.  https://visitcambriaca.com/lodging/

Here’s short movie I made showcasing the beauty of the tiny coastal town of Cambria:

 

More information all about Cambria can be found here: https://visitcambriaca.com/

Ferrara Bakery, New York NY

New York City is a town like no other.

The hustle and bustle of the city is like being in another world, in both the future and in the past. It’s wild and weird. It’s business and art. It’s many things to many people.

It’s also not for everyone, the town can be pretty hectic and stressful at times. There are a lot of people living and working in a very crowded vertical world.

But once you learn and deal with getting around it’s not so bad.
It’s good to know how to get around, including using only your own two feet because there’s a lot to see in the big city of New York.

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Union Oyster House, Boston MA

Speaking of oysters… (reference previous post)

The Union Oyster House is an interesting and historic restaurant located in Boston Massachusetts. I’m glad I had a chance to dine there.

I’ve passed by this place by several times in the past while working in the city but this was the first time I actually stepped inside and got something to eat.

One of the more interesting facts about Union Oyster House is that it is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the U.S. — they have been open to diners since 1826.

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Fresh Oysters, Bodega Bay CA

Oysters are good both raw and cooked but oysters are also a love or hate thing, you either like them or you really dislike them. There seems to be no in-between heh!

Personally I prefer to have cooked oysters but raw oyster shooters are good too!

The best oysters I’ve ever had were at Bodega Bay California while on a camping trip.

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Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, Birmingham AL

I’ve tried BBQ restaurants at many cities during my travels and I’ve tried many different BBQ styles (dry, wet, and all the rest). I’ve waited in a line for over 6 hours to get BBQ at a famous spot (another story). Needless to say, I really like BBQ!

While working in Birmingham Alabama last year, my co-workers who were familiar with the area recommended we go to a restaurant called Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, so of course I had to go check it out….

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Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham AL

Dave Drinks Beer

While working in Birmingham Alabama last year, my co-workers took me to a local popular brewery called Avondale Brewing Company.

Avondale Brewing Co. has a nice location at 201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL, check out their website for current event info and more – https://avondalebrewing.com/

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PasoPort Winery, Paso Robles CA

Dave Drinks Beer

One of my favorite types of wine is port wine. It’s a sweet dessert wine so you have to  kind of have a sweet tooth to enjoy the style. My all time favorite is tawny port.

Several years ago while staying in Paso Robles for a beer event at Firestone Walker (another story), the misses and I took a drive around the local hills to check out what wineries we could find. One of them was PasoPort which specializes in port wines and spirits (brandy, grappa and more).

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Santa Rosa Creek Trail, Cambria CA

There’s a really nice two mile coastal trail loop in Cambria California called Santa Rosa Creek Trail that is part of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and takes you on a hike from the tree covered path along the creek to the open fields on the cliff tops above the beach.

It’s a very beautiful hike that’s used more by locals than tourists so it’s not very crowded.

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San Simeon Pier and Elephant Seal Colony on the California Coast

This is another in my series of posts about traveling along the California coast. I have been to San Simeon numerous times as both a destination and a stop over while traveling on my way up and down the coast over the decades. It’s one of my favorite stops, plus there’s Hearst’s Castle to see and so much more.

The San Simeon pier is located at the William R. Hearst Memorial State Beach which can be found just north of San Simeon California on the coast below the hills where Hearst’s Castle is located.

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