David and Michelle discuss how much nicer life is once you commit to living out loud and leaving lasting impressions upon humanity. Michelle shares the interesting results of her homework assignment in Pebble Beach. . --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/red-kite-movement/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/red-kite-movement/support
My guest on this episode really has done it all in the game of golf over the course of his career. U.S. Amateur Champion, U.S. Open Champion, Walker Cupper and Ryder Cupper, and Players Champion. Jerry Pate's career is an incredible story and we spoke about his achievements and also previewed the upcoming SEC Match Play that he will be hosting at Shoal Creek! Jerry Pate - Official Website Subscribe to The Back of the Range Subscribe in Apple Podcasts and SPOTIFY! Also Subscribe in YouTube, Google Play , Overcast, Stitcher Follow on Social Media! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thebackoftherange.com Voice Work by Mitch Phillips
Acura showed off a bold sedan concept at Pebble Beach in 2019. Well, as time has shown, that wonderfully styled concept car became the top tier of Acura's TLX lineup and carries the Acura TLX Type S nameplate. While most concept cars are severely watered down in the transition into a production machine, Acura's Type S Concept translated well into its production form. Under the hood of this well-designed Acura sedan is a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 355 hp. Mated to that V6 is a push-button-controlled 10-speed automatic. On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren takes you along for a ride in this flagship Acura as he puts it through its paces. Wren also walks you around the 2021 Acura TLX Type S to show off its design and its features. Wren elaborates on his thoughts with Patrick Carone. Between the drive review and the walk-around, the pair discuss where the TLX Type S fits in the market, its price and its competition. Closing the show, the pair breakdown what makes the 2021 Acura TLX Type S special.
#ISSIMI #JasonCammmisa #DerekTamScott #CarmudgeonShowIt's car week! Or rather, it was car week when Jason and Derek recorded their first in-person Carmudgeon episode since before the pandemic. In this episode, they catch up on recent automotive happenings, as well as discussing Car Week and whether it's worth making the pilgrimage to attend. Jason shares his impressions of both Derek's Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce and the Ferrari 288 GTO that he drove, and Derek shares some observations about the future of market for collector and enthusiast cars, including which ones are likely to move in the future, and which ones whose best days may be behind them in terms of market interest. They discuss why a Jaguar D-Type is worth less than a McLaren F1 and this of course is logically followed by a discussion of BMW E30 vs 944 and then the VW ID4 because these two cannot stay on the same page for more than a few seconds.The Carmudgeon Show is a comedic, information-filled conversation with Jason Cammisa and Derek Tam-Scott, two car enthusiasts who are curmudgeonly beyond their years. Proving you don't have to be old to be grumpy, they spend each episode talking about what's wrong with various parts of the automotive universe. Despite their best efforts to keep it negative, they usually wind up laughing, happy, and extolling their love for cars. Which just makes them angrier and more bitter.ISSIMI is an enthusiast-owned, full-service specialist offering sales, consignment, collection management, service, and consulting to discerning enthusiasts and collectors. Specializing in complex transactions that include international services for exceptional cars, ISSIMI's San Francisco Bay Area and Europe-based teams of experts pride themselves on transparency and knowledge.Jason Cammisa is an automotive journalist, social-media figure, and TV host with over 250 million views on YouTube alone. Jason's deeply technical understanding, made possible by a lifelong obsession with cars, allows him to fully digest what's going on within an automobile — and then put it into simple terms for others to understand. Also, a Master's Degree in Law trained him to be impossible to argue with.Derek Tam-Scott still tries. He's a young automotive expert with old-man taste in cars, and a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering — which means he knows how to be civil to Jason. Or at least he tries. With a decade and a half's experience buying, selling, driving and brokering classic and exotic cars, he's experienced the world's most iconic cars. And hated most of them. Don't forget to visit: https://www.issimi.com/ISSIMI Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/issimiofficialISSIMI Facebook: Support the show (http://www.issimi.com)
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Darryl Hollenbeck is an acclaimed custom car builder and elite painter. However this all came from years of hard work, sanding, priming and painting that all started in the family business before he was 13. Darryl works out of his own custom shop, Vintage Color Studio in Concord, California. Throughout his career he has had the chance to work with some of the greats including Roy Brizio, Rick Dore, Steve Moal some of these cars ended up in the collection of James Hetfield, Eric Clapton and Neil Young. Darryl has also had the chance to work on many concours vehicles that have won awards across the globe including the famed Pebble Beach. In 2016 he and his wife Terri had their biggest car related achievement with their 1932 Ford Roadster which won the coveted AMBR award - America's Most Beautiful Roadster at the Grand National Roadster Show (GNRS). The GNRS started in 1950 and is the longest-running indoor car show in the world, and the AMBR, a towering eight-foot-tall trophy, is considered the ultimate recognition for a roadster-style hot rod.
This is the third in our meet the hiker series and an opportunity to meet our hiker Don Bostic. To-date Don is leading the way in our fundraising and if he exceeds $10,000 raised will earn a trip to Pebble Beach with other hikers from across the country who reach the same benchmark. Don actually lives in Florida but is coming to Virginia to hike and support the VSGA which is amazing! He's the executive director of The Friars Golf Club, a club that hosts events at courses across the country with folks who just love golf. Events range from venues like Bandon Dunes and Pinehurst to closer to home places like The Homestead and an upcoming event at Golden Horseshoe.
It's "team golf" season people!!! While Keith is under a COVID quarantine, the guys go "virtual" for this week's pod and start things off with the details of their big Ryder Cup watch party event at Chalk Luxury Sports on Friday, September 24th, from 3pm - 6pm!!! The guys then talk Solheim Cup, the US Ryder Cup team selection, Patrick Cantlay's--and his tongue's--big win at Eastlake, and how the Oklahoma schools faired out at Pebble Beach (here's a hint: very well)! But this episode is mainly about JT's annual Y-der Cup event, his role as the Oklahoma team captain, and the guys have some special guests on to talk event details, how it all went down, and the best parts about "team golf"! All that, and so much more on this week's YSO podcast!!!
The first win of the season is behind us and we turn our heads forward to start looking at the matchup against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. We'll look at what the Cowboys need to correct from last week, plus the things we hope they will continue from last weeks win. And the Oklahoma State Cowboy golf team comes away with a win at Pebble Beach to open the season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. StatHero StatHero, the FIRST Ever Daily Fantasy Sportsbook that gives the PLAYER the ADVANTAGE. Go to StatHero.com/LockedOn for 300% back on your first play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Car week in Monterey California is regarded by many as one of the greatest automotive events in the world. From the gathering at the Quail Lodge, to the Concorso Italiano and Porsche Werks Reunion, to the Lawn at Pebble Beach, this is where the best automobiles in the world come to be showcased. Then there are the auctions, like RM Sotheby's and Gooding & Company, who temp bidders to part with their millions for a chance to own the world's best. On the flipside family events like the Concours d'Lemons is where the best of the worst takes center stage. If, however, the sanctioned events aren't your thing, then hell - just grab a lawn chair and head to Carmel by the Sea and watch everything from a 10-million-dollar McLaren F1 to a cherry 1957 Chevy roll by. This week on the Hemmings Hot Rod BBQ Podcast, host Mike Musto sits down with Hemmings cohorts Mike Austin and Rob Einaudi to talk about their experiences ogling the best of the best on four wheels.
Jonny Lieberman is the Senior Features Editor at Motor Trend and a talking head on Spike's Car Radio. We talk about his time at Pebble Beach, driving single-seater Ferraris, why you should never touch a Fiesta ST, the Lucid Air, what the Wrangler has that Bronco doesn't, and answer lots of Q&A.Jonny Lieberman is the Senior Features Editor ad Motor Trend and a talking head on Spike's Car Radio. Upgrade to Orbi WiFi 6 and save 10% today. Visit NETGEAR.com/bestWiFi and use code SMOKINGTIRE10 to save 10%. Purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you'll get an additional 3 months for free. Go to Babbel.com and use promo code TIRE. Check out AutoTempest.com/tst so they know we sent you.
We are back from break with our first episode of season 6. Raffi gives updates from Pebble Beach and the Concours D'elegance where he was a judge. Also discussed is the chip shortage, rental car crazy prices and take questions from the viewers. Watch the show LIVE every Saturday at 10am Pacific Time on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Twitch. #cars #Concours #pebblebeach #clutchradio #radioshow #carshow --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this week's episode we talk about what's on our minds. On one hand you have the Nazi car that won the highest award at Pebble Beach so...yeah, and on the other hand you have everything that's happening in Afghanistan right now, and yet on even more hands you have us doing our best to do a car show and...kittens. Really a mixed bag this week, but hey, we are what we are and the world is what it is. Stay safe everyone, we love you.
Podcasting live from Pebble Beach, California, Tim and Julie help you understand why and how to BE the listing agent! ALL the drama is on the buyer side of the transaction. The listing agent ALWAYS wins. Always. Developments on the buyer side: 1 - Buyer's Agents VOLUNTEERING to chip in some or all of their commission just to win in a competitive bidding scenario. 2 - Listing Agents reducing buyer side commissions in the MLS. 3 - Builders reducing buyer commissions, sometimes to 0%. You can Join Tim and Julie Harris on their 2021 US Real Estate Tour. Are they headed to your town? Click here for the interactive map: https://timandjulieharris.com/road-trip.html Schedule A Free Coaching Call Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on Stitcher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode we talk with Natalie Harrington of the Lars Anderson Auto Museum who is out at Pebble Beach, then we review the Jeep Wrangler with a 392 cubic inch engine and talk tires with regular listener Robert from Tyngsboro
In this episode we talk to Aston Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Tobias Moers, who is celebrating his first anniversary as the head of the famed British automaker at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance with the unveiling of Valkyrie Spider, the fastest, most extreme open top Aston Martin to date. Production limited to 85 units worldwide and deliveries scheduled to begin H2 2022. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Adam Gold Show, heard weekdays Noon-3pm ET on the North Carolina Sports Network. On this edition of the show Adam discusses Thursday night preseason football matchups, quarterback battles and the Wyndham Championship. CBSsports.com Senior NFL Writer Will Brinson joins to talk Cam Newton vs Mac Jones, concern for Dak Prescott's shoulder and Jerry Jones' salt intake. Broadcasting legend Jim Nantz joins to talk wine, Brooks vs Bryson, working with Tony Romo and the replica of Pebble Beach's seventh hole he built in his back yard.
The 2021 Pebble Beach Concours takes place Sunday, August 15. If you've never been to the concours, absolutely has to be on your bucket list of car events.Pebble Beach is the greatest gathering of rare and significant automobiles in the world- a once per year open air museum where you may get to see cars that you'll never have the chance to see in person ever again.Here's a preview of the featured classes this year and a little history...and because the exact cars in attendance are kept secret until the concours, some predictions on what may show up. SUPPORT THE POD:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/hpheritageSUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:https://www.modelcitizendiecast.comDon't forget to enter the Horsepower Heritage Instagram Contest to win a 1:43 scale Corvette C8. Look for the post of the yellow Vette on our Instagram page:https://www.instagram.com/horsepowerheritage/VISIT THE HH WEBSITE:https://horsepowerheritage.comMUSIC CREDITS:Fanfare X by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4873-fanfare-xLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license"Happy Farmlife" by Alexander NakaradaLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5129-happy-farmlifeLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license"Sardana" by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/5002-sardanaLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseCorporate Uplifting Chill by MusicLFilesLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/6298-corporate-uplifting-chillLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseDisco Club by WinnieTheMoogLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/7203-disco-clubLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license"Original Rag" by Scott JoplinCC 1.0 Public Domainhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/"Rock Music III"Composed by Goff RichardsPerformed by The Oldham Music Centre Youth Brass Band CC 1.0 Public Domainhttps://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/Samba Isobel by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://filmmusic.io/song/4316-samba-isobelLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-licenseEl Pájaro Carpintero (Mexican Traditional)Performed by Los Hijos de la Malinche of Jaltipan, VeracruzCC 4.0 License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en
Today we're discussing Fanatics' $18 billion valuation, the five most expensive cars selling at Pebble Beach, Coinbase's earnings, Amazon sellers that track down customers leaving negative reviews, AMC's $2 billion in liquidity, the creation of alcoholic Mountain Dew, Cuomo's resignation, As Seen on Social, and more. There's Still Money in Apparel – Group Chat News 8.10.21 Dee in Vegas: Part II. [1:05] BAG ALERT brought to you by Mr. Michael Rubin. [27:50] Every asset class is on FIRE! [34:08] Coinbase is THRIVING since going public. [37:53] When an Amazon ‘bad actor' can take you down. [44:20] Bet on AMC. [52:57] Will ‘hard' Mountain Dew work? [55:50] Andrew Cuomo has bowed out. [58:55] As Seen on Social. [1:01:54] Group Chat Shout Outs. [1:07:49] Related Links/Products Mentioned Uber and Lyft price at records even as drivers return Sports merchandise company Fanatics now valued at $18 billion with new investors including hip-hop mogul Jay-Z The 5 most expensive cars selling at Pebble Beach this week Coinbase Earnings When Amazon Customers Leave Negative Reviews, Some Sellers Hunt Them Down AMC CEO says theater chain is going ‘on offense' with its $2 billion in liquidity PepsiCo and Boston Beer to create alcoholic Mountain Dew drink Cuomo Resigning Lionel Messi Contract, Salary Details As Argentinian Star Joins Paris Saint-Germain JRE #1675 - Quentin Tarantino MLB, Barstool Sports in significant talks to broadcast games Connect with Group Chat! Watch The Pod #1 Newsletter In The World For The Gram Tweet With Us Exclusive Facebook Content
The trend of restomods keep going and this week we are covering the Gunther Werks 993 speedster as starting. Mazda introduced a new logo, will it be for witch kind of special vehicles? Moving to the amazing Gordon Murray T.50 in testing phase, with a lot of appreciation for the project. The new Genesis GV60 is showing off some unique interior in leaked photo and than, we end the episode with some rumors about a Valkyrie roadster in testing phase for Pebble Beach!
It takes skills to get a tiny golf ball into a faraway hole. It also takes money, connections, power, time and privilege — things historically denied to people of color. Data compiled by the PGA of America show that people of color make up about 18% of golfers in the United States. Black people: only 3%.Pro basketball superstar Steph Curry has stepped up to change that, in partnership with Howard University, a historically Black institution. The school recently restarted a men's and women's golf team thanks to a donation from Curry that'll fund it for six years. A few weeks ago, Howard's golf program got a new pile of money at a fundraiser in California.Today we hear from Farrell Evans, a reporter and golfer who writes about the intersection of race and golf. And we check in with Howard's golf team.More reading:Steph Curry brings golf back to Howard UniversityLee Elder, who broke the color barrier, honored during Masters ceremonial tee shotHoward's Gregory Odom Jr. plays through grief to win PGA Works Collegiate golf title
Andy Reid is a Certified sports car fanatic who travels the world to see what's crossing the auction block and what deals are out there. Andy has been involved in the collector car lifestyle since before he could drive when, at 15, he bought his first collector vehicle, a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe, His second was a 1966 330 GT 2+2 purchased by stealing his college savings at 17. Andy has owned more than 200 cars, “none of them normal or reasonable.” His all time favorite cars is the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a model liked so much he has owned twice. Andy is not just an Italian car fan, having owned 24 Porsche 911's, BMWs, Jaguars, MGs, and 2 Mercedes-Benz. Andy also has a special love affair with British cars and has owned a Bentley Brooklands, Aston Martin DBS and DB7, MGB, Jensen Interceptor 3, and currently owns a Bristol 401 which is his second Bristol car. Andy has written for Grassroots Motorsports, Racer, Vintage Motorsport magazine, Jaguar World, the Hagerty , and was the auction columnist at Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years. Currently he writes for classiccars.com and the is the auction columnist at Magneto magazine. Andy is also a licensed independent collector car insurance specialist at Haydenwood Insurance, working with Hagerty, American Modern, and AIG. He has worked in Film and Television, Advertising, and founded and launched a number of internet companies. From 1995-2002 he raced professionally in the NASCAR Winston West Series, Featherlight Southwest Tour and Goodys Dash. Andy is a well-respected Concours judge judges at The Hilton Head Concours, Radnor Hunt Concours, Cincinatti, Lime Rock Vintage Festival. In 2020 Andy founded the Isolation island Concours d' Elegance a covid lockdown initiative where owners showed their diecast model cars which were were judged online on facebook by Pebble Beach and Amelia Island Concours judges. The concours went 9 rounds from April 2020 to April 2021, had more than 1000 entrants
0:16 This Covid thing is going to be a year 0:24 Pebble Beach is a pipe dream. 0:57 What if you had a concours for toy cars, judged by concours judges? Paul Russell, Ken Gross, Bill Warner... they're not doing anything, just like me 3:01 I was thinking CONCOURS ON THE CARPET. 4:38 in the first round, we had 285 entrants 7:48 we started getting people that have won Pebble multiple times as entrants 9:28 the stories these people told about their toy cars 11:48 raised over 100 grand for charities 12:42 we got nominated for an Octane Award. We were in the same league with Peterson Virtual Concours. So I felt like we did pretty well by just showing up and being mentioned.
Al McEwan is the senior member of the Pebble Beach Concours Selection Committee and their Chief Class Judge for European Classics. In 2005 he founded, and along with his wife Sandi, oversees the Motoring Classic, an annual driving event that starts in the Pacific Northwest and ends at The Lodge in Pebble Beach.
Thank you for listening to the Success is a Choice podcast network. This week is the Open Championship at Royal St. George's Golf Club in England. It is the last major of the PGA season. It also marks the 18th anniversary of Ben Curtis winning the Open Championship at this same course. The open championship rotates courses each year and Royal St. George's has only hosted the Open Championship one time since that Curtis win back in 2003. When Ben Curtis hoisted the claret jug, it was the first time he had ever played in a major and it was his first-ever tournament at a links-style course. He also was a late add to the field and his wife barely made it over to England since she didn't have a passport. Anyway, this was an interesting episode that we did a couple of years ago but wanted to replay it since the Open Championship returns to the site of this 300-to-1 longshot Ben Curtis shocking the world. Lastly, I am biased when it comes to Ben Curtis because he is doing a lot of great things in our area for kids in need. I highly recommend checking out his website at bencurtisfoundation.org. Ben Curtis won the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St. George's as a rookie in only his 16th start on the PGA Tour. He became the first golfer in 90 years to win a major championship in his first try. He would go on to win a total of four PGA events. Curtis also was the runnerup at the 2012 PLAYERS Championship and a member of the 2008 Ryder Cup Championship Team. Prior to his professional career, he was formerly the world's number one ranked amateur after winning three Ohio Amateur titles, earning NCAA All-American honors three times at Kent State University, and reaching the semifinals of the 1999 of the prestigious U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach. He retired from professional golf in 2017. He now leads the Ben Curtis Golf Academy, as well as the Ben Curtis Family Foundation which seeks to alleviate childhood hunger in Northeast Ohio. In today's episode, we discuss: Winning The Open Championship as a rookie Getting married and playing a PGA event on the same day The mental approach to golf Starting a foundation to help alleviate child hunger … and so much more!!! Resources, Books, and Links Golf Academy Website: BenCurtisGolfAcademy.com Foundation Website: BenCurtisFoundation.org Foundation Facebook: Facebook.com/BenCurtisFoundation/ Instagram: @BenCurtisFamilyFoundation Articles of Interest . . . Golf has a new place in Ben Curtis' life My First Open (first person article) 10 things to know about Ben Curtis' 2003 British Open win Caddie recalls Ben Curtis Open Championship Win Grandfather's Course was Curtis' School Past “Success is a Choice” podcast episodes of interest . . . Jon Steinbrecher (MAC commissioner) – Episode 124 Phil Hellmuth (15x World Series of Poker Champion) – Episode 108 Tim Dimoff (Leading expert on security & risk) – Episode 101 Drew Dinkmeyer – (“Welly” maker founder & Fantasy Sports Champion) – Episode 085 Brittany Horschel (wife of 2014 FedEx Golf Champion) – Episode 084 Paul Tesori (caddie for PGA golfer Webb Simpson) – Episode 080 Keith Lipscomb (ESPN.com Fantasy Football Sr. Editor) – Episode 026 Larry DeSimpelare (Crossroads League commissioner) – Episode 016 Dwane Casey (2018 NBA Coach of the Year) – Episode 001 Ben Curtis in Action This episode is sponsored by The Leadership Playbook This episode is made possible by TheLeadershipPlaybook.com. Great teams have great teammates. Build a stronger culture today by helping athletes become better teammates and more positive leaders. Get $100 off your first year when you use the coupon code SUCCESS at checkout. Rate and Review Please consider rating the podcast with 5 stars and leaving a quick review on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are the lifeblood of a podcast. This helps tremendously in bringing the podcast to the attention of others. Thanks again for listening and remember that “Success is a choice. What choice will you make today? Jamy Bechler is the author of The Leadership Playbook, host of the Success is a Choice Podcast, professional speaker, and trains organizations on creating championship cultures. Bechler spent 20 years as a college basketball coach and administrator. He has worked with businesses and teams, including the NBA. Follow him on Twitter at @CoachBechler. To connect with him via email or find out about his services, please contact speaking@CoachBechler.com. You can also subscribe to his insights on success and leadership by clicking here.
Matt sits down with Sean Ogle, founder of The Eighty Club and one of the best-traveled golfers there is, to discuss Pebble Beach. Sean answers questions ranging from the basic to the esoteric as well as answering the big question, "Is Pebble Beach worth the money?"
August 15, 2021 marks the 70th running of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The 70th year milestone should have taken place last year, but, 2020 had other plans. Now that the world has re-opened, Chairman Sandra Button, in her 35th year, is ready to greet her “car tribe” with open arms. Button takes host Amanda Busick through the week at Pebble Beach and shares her favorite things to do and experience. Sandra also talks about the new “Women Who Love Their Cars Presented by Shifting Gears” session that will be held during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum and how exciting it will be to have a panel of female car collectors because "passion doesn't know a gender".
Michael Whitesel inherited ,from his great grandfather, a rare 1919 Cunningham, a car that was on the lawn at Pebble Beach in 2000. His newly launched website titled OldCarJourney.com documents this vehicle as he returns the car to road worthy condition and plans an epic journey.
What's on your golf bucket list of things to do or courses to play? One of ours, like most was to play Pebble Beach in California. It has to be one of the most iconic golf courses around with so much history not to mention beauty situated on the ocean on the Monterey Peninsula. Did it live up to our ... The post We Played Pebble Beach – What's On Your Bucket List? appeared first on Me And My Golf.
Janine Chicourrat's is the general manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa and oversaw a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) redesign of the 379-room property. Chicourrat spent eight years at the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts, rapidly moving up through the ranks from room division manager to general manager of Casa Palermo & The Spa at Pebble Beach, and later The Lodge at Pebble Beach. She is the current President of the Monterey County Hospitality Association. She also served as a hospitality representative for the United States Agency and International Development (USAID) program, working with the City of Monterey, Country of Croatia and The City of Dubrovnik on economic development. Chicourrat currently resides in Carmel with her husband, Dave Potter, a Monterey County Supervisor.
Jaacob Bowden is a golf instructor and writer who is also the subject of a documentary called "Chasing The Dream" about a couple of athletes in different sports who are trying to make the big time. As of this December 2009 recording, Jaacob was working to qualify for the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach and the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. Jaacob also talks about the difference between swinging hard and swinging fast and how every golfer can achieve great distance and accuracy by eliminating tension in their setup and swing. We've added a DONATE button on the homepage at GolfSmarter.com. By listening each week, you have a unique friendship with host Fred Greene and appreciate what he provides to the relationship. Please show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you'd like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. Golf Smarter and Golf Smarter Mulligans are brought to you by DynamicGolfers.com/golfsmarter. Join host Fred Greene and thousands of golfers around the world who start each morning with a short, yet effective video workout designed specifically for golfers to improve flexibility and mobility. Get your 7 day free trial and 15% off your membership with checkout ‘golfsmarter' at DYNAMICGOLFERS.COM/golfsmarter.
Guests this week on Lakes Woods and Irons are James Carlson PGA Director of Golf at Minnesota National Golf Club in McGregor and Ron Read author of ‘Starting the U.S. Open: From Shinnecock to Pebble Beach'.
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The early days of Pebble Beach, Barrett and Jackson before Barrett-Jackson, Laguna Seca, Blackhawk, M1. Tim McGrane has some stories and the resume to back it up. Find out what is in store for Woodward this fall. All because of a girl. https://m1concourse.com/ www.nodrivinggloves.com
Do you hear that sound? Can you feel it? The cool ocean breeze in your hair, the salt on your tongue. It's the smooth crash of the Last Wave on KVGM with your host, Hammock, bringing you thirty minutes of the best video game jams(z) from all your favorite composers and consoles, each and every week from our beachside studio in sunny Aqua City Island. Sit back, relax, and get ready to catch...the Last Wave.We hit up some popular franchises for jams, including Final Fantasy, Sonic and Ace Combat...and maybe Metal Max? I don't know how "popular" it is. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a trip to one of our favorite destinations, Pebble Beach Golf Links in beautiful Pebble Beach, California. Visual novel representation? Uh, check. PC-98 rep? Double check. ENJOY!DOWNLOAD - THE LAST WAVE (6/6/21)PlaylistIt's Our Turn Now! - Noriko Matsueda and Takahito Eguchi(Final Fantasy X-2, Sony Playstation 2)Windmill Isle (Night) - Fumie Kumatani(Sonic Unleashed, Nintendo Wii)Gameplay - Yusaburo Shimojyo(Pebble Beach no Hatou New: Tournament Edition, Super Famicom)Blue Moon - yan(Shoujo Mahou Gaku Little Witch Romanesque, PC)Bar - Toshiya Yamanaka(Star Cruiser II, PC-98)Let's Go By Ocean Liner! - Satoshi Kadokura(Metal Max 3, Nintendo DS)Zeami's Theme - Yuji Saito and Hayato Matsuo(Kabuki Ittou Ryoudan, PC-Engine CD)Extra Ending - Nobuhide Isayama(Ace Combat 2, Sony Playstation)
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This week Kim gives us the download about her West Coast road trip from Seattle to Los Angeles, California. Planning a West Coast Road Trip Driving from Seattle to Southern California takes about three days if you want to take the scenic routes and make stops along the way. Ideally you will take 10-14 days for this trip. However, if you have less time you can drive from Seattle to Southern California and then fly home. The best way to take the trip is from north to south (Seattle to LA) versus south to north because you will have better views and the scenic pullouts will be on your side of the road. Try to plan no more than four hours of driving time a day to leave plenty of time for stops and attractions. There are three main routes that you can take once you are in California. The fastest route is on Interstate 5. Highway 1 is the coastal route which is the slowest but most scenic. Highway 101 will still take you through vineyards and farms with some scenic attractions but it is faster than Highway 1. You can start in Seattle or Portland, Oregon. If you start in Seattle, cut over to the Olympic Peninsula where you can see the Hoh Rainforest, Rialto Beach, Ruby Beach, and the famous tree of life before hitting some of Washington's small beach towns like Long Beach and Ocean Shores. On Kim's trip they drove straight to the Oregon border and stayed the first night in Astoria, which is a neat little town where the Goonies was filmed. You can also visit the Naval Maritime Museum. If you are traveling in the summer of 2021, keep in mind that many restaurants are still understaffed or not fully open so plan accordingly as these small towns get very crowded and overwhelmed with tourists, especially on the weekend. A few other stops in Oregon should include: Cannon Beach with Haystack Rock, Tillamook Creamery, Devil's Punchbowl, and the Oregon Dunes Recreation Area, and Agate Beach. Kim stayed her second night in Klamath on the Oregon/California border (be aware that there is major road construction going on in this area.) On the Oregon coast, check the tide charts to know when the high and low tides are because it can make a big difference in the experience. Try to avoid weekends in the small touristy town as much as possible. Google will also sometimes give predictions on when the busiest times are for attractions, which can help plan your itinerary. In Northern California, Kim stopped at the drive through tree in Klamath, Trees of Mystery, and Avenue of the Giants in the Redwoods. On the third night, Kim stayed in Ukiah, CA. The next day, Kim and the girls stayed in a glamping tent at Safari West and got to do the drive through safari. Kim then spent two nights in Monterey (read all about things to do in Monterey) and did an e-bike tour with Mad Dogs and Englishmen and visited Pacific Grove, staying at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa. In Monterey, Kim recommends eating at Rio Grill, Alta Bakery, and Lucy's on Lighthouse, which is a hot dog stand with a skateboard theme. Keep in mind that highway 1 is often closed by Big Sur because of landslides so always check ahead to see what is open and take Highway 101 as an alternate. You can drive as far south as Bixby Bridge, but be careful and stay within the boundaries when taking a picture. Lily Valley is another great stop where wild calla lillies grow. If you are going to hike to the Hollywood sign, look for options for a four-mile hike, versus the six-mile hike from the Griffith Observatory, and go mid-week if you can. There is then so much more to do in Southern California but what Kim did would be at least a 7-8 day trip. Read Kim's Olympic National Park itinerary Read all about Kim's West Coast Road Trip itinerary and tips Read Tamara's tips for driving from San Francisco to Cambria on Highway 1 [00:00:00.060] - Kim Tate Today, we're winding down the West Coast. [00:00:14.880] - Announcer Welcome to Vacation Mavens, a family travel podcast with ideas for your next vacation and tips to get you out the door. Here are your hosts, Kim from Stuffed Suitcase and Tamara from We3Travel. [00:00:29.820] - Tamara Gruber Today's episode is brought to us by Safe Travels Kit, which does exactly what it sounds like and it helps keep you safe when you're traveling, whether it's on an airplane, a train or even in the car, it is all in one little pouch that includes a seat cover and a pillowcase and sanitizing wipes and a face mask. What I love about it is that it's super soft. 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[00:01:35.360] - Tamara Gruber So, Kim, I know that your West Coast road trip feels like probably ancient history by now, but I know that we wanted to come back to it and really do a deep dive because so many of our listeners have planned on doing some type of California or West Coast road trip. [00:01:52.010] - Tamara Gruber So I thought it'd be really helpful if we could, you know, talk about what you've done. And I know that you've done this trip quite a few times. You have a lot of knowledge to share. But can you fill us in, I know you did, what, two weeks down back in April from Washington down to California. But give us an idea of what was your overall itinerary like? [00:02:14.890] - Kim Tate So in this trip, yeah, we had two weeks, but part of that was because we were going to hang out with friends at the end of our trip and then spent three days getting home. So I would say for this trip, we just focused on mainly driving along the Oregon coast and California coast a bit and then headed over and near Santa Barbara where we stopped, which is kind of the southern central. It maybe is considered like the northern tip of, I consider central California. [00:02:44.140] - Kim Tate But some people might think it's kind of So Cal because it's near L.A. But I think of L.A. is kind of the northern part of SoCal. So anyways, that was a long ramble. So I would say we spent 14 days, but of that, we took about a five day, five to seven days to drive down. That's the timeline. I think that there's a few options. Like you said, we've done this trip quite a bit. [00:03:07.850] - Kim Tate When we were going to Disneyland and spent a few days in Disneyland and we actually did a one way car rental and we drove from Seattle down and just did kind of the California coast and then stayed in Disneyland for a couple of days and then flew home to help save as much time as possible. So I definitely think that's an option for people. This trip, we actually did some of the Oregon coast and then California coast, which again is adds time and all of these things. [00:03:34.360] - Kim Tate You just have to think about how much time you have. And then another option, if we had a lot of extra time and didn't want to spend as much time like in California being a tourist in California, if that makes sense, if you're just in it for the road trip, then adding the or The Washington Post, which is basically Olympic National Park, the Olympic Peninsula and a few of the Washington Southern Washington coastal beach towns, that's another option as well. [00:03:59.020] - Kim Tate So I think if people are looking at a timeline, then it's going to depend on how much time you have on how much you can do. [00:04:07.120] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, like what things you need to skip or whether you're taking the highway or the coastal route. And I mean, obviously the point of this is to see as much of the scenic parts as you can. So nobody wants to spend all of their time on the interstate. And I definitely think if people are from not from that area. So if you're coming from the East Coast, like us you would want to fly in and then just do it one way. [00:04:29.530] - Tamara Gruber And if you did that, do you think which do you like better? Do you like the north to south or the south to north? [00:04:34.510] - Kim Tate This is a huge, huge tip I have. And this I actually wrote this in my West Coast road trip post. I think north to south is the only way to go. Absolutely. And the reason I say that is for two reasons. One, the driver's most always going to be focused on the road and for safety reasons. I think that's good. So I think it's good that the passenger gets to look out and can have a phone and take pictures if they want. [00:04:56.260] - Kim Tate But the bigger point that I think north to South works is because all the turnouts are on the, you know, far west side of the highway. And so if you're headed on the right side of the road, you are easily you have easy access to enter and exit the pull out into the lane of traffic as opposed to trying to cross traffic, which on busy you know, travel day is not a busy route like that. It actually can make a huge difference and kind of be a safety hindrance. [00:05:22.780] - Kim Tate So I think north to south is the way to go. [00:05:25.990] - Tamara Gruber Absolutely. I've only done, you know, a piece of it, you know, from basically San Francisco down to Central Coast. And I would totally agree. Definitely the better option, you know, from a driver and a passenger standpoint. [00:05:41.200] - Kim Tate Yeah. And I think a few other tips for just planning when people are thinking about this is this is the kind of route where you really need to allow a lot of spontaneity and stopping time. And so our first time we did this and I mentioned this before, we way over packed our drive times and we were looking at, you know, five hour days and stuff and then with stops and getting started and going in the morning and then traffic and winding roads. [00:06:08.080] - Kim Tate We we were getting into our next stop like at 7:00 or 8:00 at night sometimes. And it was just brutal. And so this trip, I tried to make sure that no day was longer than four hours and my target time for drive time each day was around three hours. So that's something to keep in mind that really, I think makes a difference in planning. It's not your typical, you know, open highway type road trip planning. It's a very I mean, you want to take it slow and easy. [00:06:35.080] - Kim Tate I'm sure some people would even want to do, you know, a couple of days in one place and then an hour and another day and, you know, take it really slow. But for us, I found the three hour mark, kind of the sweet spot. [00:06:46.270] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. I mean, if you have the ability to do slow travel and you can take, you know, the summer. Yeah. And that's wonderful. But otherwise, yeah, you have to have some trade offs. But it's good that you gave yourself that extra time this time, especially since you were the only driver to. But it well I guess Lizzy could have driven, but it gives you, you know, a nice little break and it makes it much more relaxed. [00:07:07.720] - Tamara Gruber I hate that feeling of like I'm usually the one that wants to stop so the other people don't like mind skipping as much, but I hate that. Feeling of like missing out, you know, is something I really want to do, like how many times am I doing this trip? And so I hate like having to skip things that I wanted to do. But I also hate that feeling of like stress, like, are we going to get they're going to get there is going to be too late. [00:07:29.530] - Tamara Gruber Everyone's going to be so hungry, you know. [00:07:31.990] - Kim Tate Yeah, it can be horrible. And I'll just mention, like for people planning who are and pretend that people that maybe are not aware at all, even with all the extra time I had and trying to allow all this time, I still made some choices to shorten the trip. And so this is I'll give this little tip and information. I think people need to know that there's three main north south routes along, mainly along the California section. But this sort of applies to the Oregon and Washington, a little Oregon and Washington, the one and one on one, are kind of the same through a lot of it. [00:08:04.780] - Kim Tate So it's not as noticeable. But once you get past the redwood forests of Northern California, you kind of start having this choice of Highway one is what hugs the coast. That is the one that, you know, is right there on the coast. And it's extremely slow going, but it's extremely beautiful. And then you have the 101 that kind of juts over. And that's when you start to get into like wine country and some of the agriculture area. [00:08:31.180] - Kim Tate And you'll notice that the 1 and the 101 kind of travel together until you hit San Francisco and they kind of merge in a little bit together again. And then they split off again. And you're you're left with that same choice of the coastal routes versus the a little more. It's still coastal and not coastal, but it's still close to the coast in a way. But anyways, that's two things to know, that there are those two routes and they do separate. [00:08:54.040] - Kim Tate And it's a very different driving experience over time as well as visual like what you're going to see. And then, of course, Interstate five is the main interstate that runs north and south all the way up to the California border, to the I mean, the Canada border to the Mexico border. So for us, we went down along, you know, the one and then we actually cut over to the 101 because between like Santa Rosa and San Francisco, the one, it's beautiful. [00:09:20.410] - Kim Tate And there's some cool things to see. And like just north of San Francisco, you have Muir Woods, which is, you know, I've still never spent a lot of time on that side of the route. But it does add, you know, probably a couple of hours to what you would plan if you just went the 101, which is a little bit faster and more heavily trafficked. And then on our way home, we just drove by five the whole way because at that point we were just hurrying to get home. [00:09:48.850] - Kim Tate So when people. Yeah. So I just wanted to give you a heads up that there's three main routes that people need to think of. One's going to be your slowest. So if you want to do the one the whole way, you really need to allow a lot of time. [00:10:00.700] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, we've done part of the one. And I know what when we moved back up to San Francisco, we did the five and it was like, how did we just do that? And what, like an hour or two while the other took all day. And even that was kind of scenic because you go through so many like agricultural, like giant farms. And we realized like we're so much produce comes from. But yeah. So let's dig into your trip a little bit. [00:10:23.650] - Tamara Gruber So what like what was your first day like, where did you stop along the way. Like if you can walk us through some of your itinerary would be great. [00:10:31.240] - Kim Tate Yeah. So I think that like I said, if people are wanting to do this and they're not they don't live on the West Coast, Seattle is a great starting point. You could also do Portland, Oregon. That would be if you don't care about the Washington section of it. If you do want to do Seattle, you can do Seattle and then cross over onto the Olympic Peninsula and do your Washington side of the road trip, which is where you're going to see like the HOH Rain Forest. [00:10:54.130] - Kim Tate You're going to see some of the beautiful, like beaches like Rialto Beach, Ruby Beach, a few things on the Olympic Peninsula. You'll see that famous tree of life that some people maybe have seen. And then you'll come into a few of the popular little Washington State beach cities. I think Long Beach and Ocean Shores are two of the main ones right there, the the border. And then you can also cross there's a really cool bridge that you can cross into. [00:11:19.300] - Kim Tate But our first day we just drove I5 straight down to the Oregon border and then crossed over. And we stayed overnight in Astoria, Oregon, which we've been to before. It's kind of a neat little town. People may be familiar with it because of its famous for being the place where they filmed a lot of The Goonies. [00:11:37.690] - Tamara Gruber That's what I thought. [00:11:38.860] - Kim Tate Yeah, exactly. And they definitely have a kind of a seaside. They have a beautiful naval, kind of a fun Naval Maritime Museum. That's cool. So if you have a kid that is really into ships or even an adult that's really in the ships, that's a neat place. And the actual it's really neat to think because Astoria sits at the mouth of the Columbia River, which is a major, major, you know, like through route. And they have these pilot boat captains. [00:12:05.410] - Kim Tate And it's one of the most rigorous piloting, I don't know what you would call it, like waters. There's a lot of sandbars and a lot of heavy. Tides and currents, and so it's a very you know, it's you have to have a lot of skill and experience to be able to pilot a boat and help get the barges in and out of that that little Columbia River mouth. So it's kind of cool to learn about that history. So I think a story is that is cool that way. [00:12:31.440] - Kim Tate It's definitely a little bit of a grungy, you know, small northwest town. It's got some limited dining experiences, especially, you know, like we've talked about on our episodes. We hit there on a Saturday night and our dining experience was a headache. So just a heads up, if you are planning summertime trips around some of these smaller coastal towns, you really need to think ahead of your dinner time planning shows early. No, it's mostly just because there's only a few restaurants and then they have all these tourists that come in. [00:13:05.490] - Kim Tate And so you have, you know, to wait for an hour to order or they're a small little restaurant and so they have five tables. And so people are waiting to just get takeout, even if there's just a long line, because you only have if you don't want fast food, you only have like three restaurants to choose from to find food. So it's just kind of a tricky situation with that. So just a heads up on some of those. [00:13:27.360] - Kim Tate You know, the weekends, summer weekends we were traveling during spring break can just be a bit of a headache. We waited about an hour, just under an hour to order our food. And then it was another 40 minutes to actually get the food to take back to our hotel room. So, yeah. [00:13:43.250] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. So some angry people at that point. [00:13:46.440] - Kim Tate Yeah. And we had that same experience in Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula when we did our Olympic National Park trip in August of 2020, we had the same thing where those smaller coastal towns are just not used to it. And so on the weekends when you have a bunch of tourists that come in, they just really flood the few restaurants that are available and they just are so small they don't have a lot of seating area. And then their take out program gets really bogged down. [00:14:11.460] - Tamara Gruber So, yeah, and we should mention that we did do an episode on your Olympic National Park, a trip last year, so people can look that up. And I'm sure you have a post on your website about it too. I do too. [00:14:22.170] - Kim Tate Yeah, definitely. Yeah. So our first night was in Astoria, but we just basically got in there at night and that was probably the longest little stretch of our our drive, you know, of our trip. And then the next morning we set out and I had all these great. This is where you have to be, you know, fluid with a road trip. I had all these great plans. And of course, we're on the Oregon coast. [00:14:42.270] - Kim Tate It's going to be awesome. We were going to go to Cannon Beach and see the famous Haystack Rock, which, you know, we had never really seen. And it was disgusting whether it was blowing blowing winds like, you know, you're holding white knuckling the steering wheel. So when the you know, the winds, the rain is blowing sideways and it's just gross. So my day for that day was a little ruined because I had all these plans. [00:15:04.380] - Kim Tate So we were going to see Haystack Rock. We skipped we drove over there and kind of looked at it. But no, we didn't get out and hang out on the beach at all. And then we also were planning to go to the Tillamook Creamery, which is we've been to before. And it's really it's so funny because we went to years and years ago, it was actually when me we were headed down to California on this road trip for Mia's fifth birthday. [00:15:25.080] - Kim Tate So that gives you an idea. It's almost, you know, ten years, nine years and it's gone through. Evidently, everyone figured out that it's an awesome destination because they have fully made a whole tourist attraction museum tour system. And on a Sunday, it was jam packed with wall to wall, people waiting outside to get in because they had limited entrance. So we skipped the Tillamook Creamery because we didn't want to stand in line for hours outside. [00:15:55.170] - Kim Tate There's also a famous stop along the way called Devil's Punchbowl, which we skipped because of the weather. And then we finally we're going to end right around the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. And again, because of the weather, we skipped that. So we got in really early to our, you know, best Western basic hotel in Reidsport. Oregon was where I kind of picked because it was near those dunes. And I thought it would be a fun a fun stopover, but it did not happen. [00:16:22.380] - Tamara Gruber So, yeah, I it's so hard. Like we talked about, like, you know, letting go of things. I think, you know, you're a photographer. Like we both, you know, do this for work. It's it's sometimes it's not even just about missing seeing something, but it's like, oh, we had these dreams of like the pictures that you're going to get and, you know, how are you going to use them and you know all of that. [00:16:41.340] - Tamara Gruber And then you're like, yeah, now this does not cooperate at all. I've had so many of those experiences where it's like, oh, I'm going to get these epic photos. And you're like, yep, nope, that's not happening. Yeah, but I think I find it interesting, like what you're saying about Tillamook, because I feel like in general, like agritourism has become so much more popular. You know, it's just something that is, you know, of a lot more interest. [00:17:02.670] - Tamara Gruber And I really I think it's smart the way a lot of these farms and, you know, other makers have turned it into, you know, another revenue stream for them. You know, so it's interesting, I remember one time we were staying for a week on Cape Cod and it was pouring rain, so it's like opening the summer, like what are you going to do? You look like indoor stuff. And we're like, oh, let's go to the Cape Cod potato chip factory. [00:17:25.940] - Tamara Gruber And we stood outside in line, you know, with an umbrella overhead for like an hour. Yes. Get into like this potato chip factory where basically all we did was like shuffle down a hallway and like, look at the machines working. Yes, we know. Yeah, they went to the gift shop. But I'm like, you could have gone to the grocery store and bought like five different flavors, like, why did we do this? [00:17:44.070] - Kim Tate Yeah, yeah. That's what I was thinking. That's why we skipped Tillamook, because we kind of know already. I mean, it had been improved. So we thought, oh, it'll be neat to see it. And but you do you kind of just walk and you get to see the factory and, you know, the machines working. But it you know, it was a Sunday, too. So I was like, well, it's probably not really in operation right now because most of those factories also are just, you know, the the next day. [00:18:06.740] - Kim Tate Yeah. So anyways, we skipped it and. Yeah. Just kept going. But yeah, I think that's, that was our, that was our idea is like, oh it'll be nice, go inside and have those inside things since it's such a gross day. But everyone had that same idea here. But the next the fun thing was this was where I talked about once we got to our hotel, since we're there early, I kind of started looking the next day to see if there were any, you know, like dunes on that stretch on our next day out. [00:18:31.490] - Kim Tate And that was where I found that one random all trails where it was like some weird trailhead that held ten cars. And we went and it turned out to be this awesome, cool sand dune that we spent an hour at. So I think that, you know, it is fun when you can have those kind of things. [00:18:47.120] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, it's nice. You can find, you know, find something that you didn't plan on that makes up for the things that you missed. [00:18:53.690] - Kim Tate Yeah, exactly. And I think that's cool. You know, that would be something for people to know about, like the Oregon coast that I know California has it as well. There's you know, Pismo Beach is known and famous for their dunes. But that is something to just be known that Oregon is known for. And then as we made our way sort of south, we did, like I said, that scenic. It was like this scenic corridor that I saw from road trippers. [00:19:14.930] - Kim Tate And again, it's just on the road, basically. And you just turned off. We just turned off and parked and did a little hike. And it's where you start getting that feel a little more of the California, you know, rocky coastal feel of stuff. But it's cool because in Oregon, it was still very Pacific Northwest with lots of, you know, evergreen trees. And so it was kind of a neat feeling as you move south and just see a little bit how things start different, differing, a little. [00:19:42.650] - Kim Tate It's cool. [00:19:44.000] - Tamara Gruber It makes me kind of want to see that landscape. But, yeah, one of the things about the summer is like, Glen, no matter what we do, like, I need a different landscape. I'm super excited about the trips that I have coming up around New England. And, you know, really, I can't wait for it, but I really want just a different landscape. And I remember years ago when Hannah and I were driving through central Oregon and we landed in Portland, we did a little bit of the Columbia River Gorge. [00:20:07.130] - Tamara Gruber And then we started driving down to Bend and just driving through those forests, the pine forests of those towering trees. It's like we just don't have that here. And so, yeah, I'm picturing that as you're talking. Yeah. Like the redwoods and everything. Just kind of it's exciting to be in one of those types of forest. They're just so. Like magnificent. [00:20:25.910] - Kim Tate You know, it is it's a really it's a cool part of nature and it's fun. [00:20:30.170] - Kim Tate And when you do the whole coast, like, you know, Washington, Oregon, and then you make your way down into California, it's neat just to see, you know, when you're doing it on one trip like that, it's fun to go, wow, you know, things really start changing and feeling different. And it's cool. It's neat and fun. So, yeah, but then we so we kind of stayed overnight, right at the. [00:20:51.140] - Kim Tate It's kind of funny how this happened too, because we ended up staying overnight in Northern California, a place called Klamath, California. And the cool thing about that, that you know, how you everyone's mind you get lucky on something is there was major road construction. And this is something to keep in mind, you know, on these smaller routes. And it's where it's, you know, the piloted car allowance. Do you know where they it's only one lane open. [00:21:15.470] - Kim Tate And so they'll have like a truck that guides the, you know, northbound through and then the truck running right around three. [00:21:21.530] - Tamara Gruber So I've experienced that before. [00:21:22.930] - Kim Tate Yeah. So you know what I'm talking about. Well, we were crossing and it was right along the Oregon to California border and we were crossing and we didn't have any weight at all. We were like the fifth car and we got picked up on the next pilot and it was fine and didn't think anything of it. And then the next morning, like where we we're when we were getting out of the we were checking out of our hotel that we stayed at, they had notices all about like Oregon border, you know, construction and two hour delays. [00:21:51.470] - Kim Tate And so I was like, oh, my goodness. So that's something to keep in mind also is that when you're on those two lane highway routes, you have to really be mindful of construction and stuff because they that route, Highway One is so susceptible to landslides and, you know, erosion where they have to close the road down because they're doing major repairs. So it's just something to keep in mind and. We lucked out being, you know, kind of at the end of the day and doing that crossover. [00:22:18.210] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, well, it's funny, we were just talking, you know, on a recent episode about how bad the roads are and how much they need them fixed. I was thinking that today as I was driving Hannah home from school and there was road construction, two places that I had to, like, detour around. And I was like, you know, our roads are terrible, but why do they have to fix these? [00:22:37.360] - Kim Tate We get all mad. Really, right? Can it just happen magically? Yeah. Yeah. [00:22:43.380] - Tamara Gruber Well it sounds like that good that you avoided that. At least you got a good start. [00:22:47.730] - Kim Tate Yeah. So I do think that, you know, something to keep in mind is like weekends right now in this season of local road trip travel that I feel like people are doing weekends. If you can avoid weekends as much as possible, it's definitely the thing to know, especially on those small, like touristy coastal towns. It seems like a lot of locals are going to them as well and are doing things on the weekends so that you're getting tourists as well as locals that are just getting out of their house and trying to do something. [00:23:16.020] - Kim Tate And so just a heads up to people if you're planning a vacation at all, that's involving like smaller towns are road tripping, trying to avoid the weekends because that's something I noticed, not the most surprising. [00:23:27.720] - Tamara Gruber Everyone is so excited to do anything and everything. Yeah. I mean, I found any little thing that we try to do is, you know, it's busy. Everyone is excited to be out of the house. [00:23:38.680] - Kim Tate Exactly. Yeah. We have that experience. A couple places that I can mention, but definitely something I noticed. So as I said, we moved into Northern California and we were susceptible to billboard advertising, which how many people can actually say that? I didn't even know they worked anymore. But evidently when you have a 14 year old kid in your car, they can still work because my daughter saw this trees of mystery mentioned on the billboard as we were getting ready to cross into California. [00:24:06.160] - Kim Tate And she's like, I really want to do that. You know, I always see that. And I you know, I never let them stop because I've always got the schedule planned. I'm like, no, we don't have time. And so this time, since I did try and allow more flexibility, I called them and they the last entrance was like four or something. And they said we probably wouldn't make it in time. And so I told me I was like, well, let's go do we'll do the drive thru tree, which I had planned for in the morning, and then we'll do the trees of mystery thing in the morning. [00:24:32.310] - Kim Tate We'll just drive back up because it was about a ten minute is about ten minutes away from the hotel. So we backtracked a little, but it wasn't a big deal at all and that worked out perfect. So I would say try and have some flexibility with your planning, if you can at all. But it actually paid off because and here's another tip for people. We if you do like Google, if you do a search for Google, like for the destination. [00:24:56.310] - Kim Tate So, for instance, I did the tour through Tree in Klamath, California, and I had navigated to it or something. And sometimes you'll see Google will give you like it's busier than normal or they'll have you seen that where they give you a little line graphs and tell you how busy it is? Well, I noticed that on the daytime, like in the mornings, it's very busy, but in the evenings it's not busy at all. And I was like, well, this will actually work perfect. [00:25:21.870] - Kim Tate We'll go in on that Monday evening, get the pictures and do it because it's still fairly light out, you know, until 7:00 p.m. or so and do that. And then the next morning, it gave us time to go to Trees of Mystery. And we drove up and had no wait. And while we were there taking pictures, only one other car showed up. So that's the other thing to think about are some of these things. If you can actually, you know, eat somehow and then really use that, I would say it's the final two minutes, kind of it's like the five p.m. to seven, eight, especially in the summers. [00:25:50.610] - Kim Tate You can really push it to eight or nine with the longer daylight. I think that's a sweet spot of like avoiding a lot of crowds if you if the places are operational and open. [00:26:01.320] - Tamara Gruber So. Yeah, yeah. Well, it's like typical dinnertime. Yeah, no. So if you can either eat earlier or eat late, but just make sure that places are open, especially in small places like that. But that's good. [00:26:12.780] - Kim Tate Well it's funny, the road trip routes, people kind of get to their hotels by four or five p.m. and they're kind of done for the day they go eat. And I mean, that's sort of what we would do. So then if you add something in during that time or go back out from your hotel, which is what you know, we did it, it really can pay off. [00:26:28.590] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. It's funny that you mention, though, the the roadside like advertising, because I actually like that part of road trips where it's advertising a an attraction, you know, and not just, you know, whatever business or lawyer, you know, fill up at Shell. Yeah. Yeah. So when we were driving to Steamboat Springs, I was probably about two hours on this like smaller road. And I can't even tell you how many signs it had to be like one hundred signs, just like every, you know, whatever number of feet advertising this one, like cowboy hat and cowboy boots off. [00:27:06.450] - Tamara Gruber So when we were in Steamboat Springs, we we had lunch there and then we walked around a little bit before we went to the ranch. I'm like, we have to go into this. Or I mean, they put so much effort into it, like not and we walked in and Glenn was like I'll be next door, I was like, OK, but I had to at least check it out. Yeah, exactly. Kind of like the wall drugs or, you know, of those sort of tourist attraction kind of places. [00:27:29.170] - Tamara Gruber I don't know. Yeah. It kind of makes me happy to see those kind of things. [00:27:32.050] - Kim Tate Yeah. There was another one in like southern Oregon that we kept passing signs for. That was like a wildlife drive through park thing. And the girls were like, oh, that's cool. And, you know, so, you know, it seems like that's the thing to do for some of those those attractions is probably how they get a lot of people. But again, that's where I say having some flexibility and not over scheduling your drive times allow you those a little bit of ability to be a little more spontaneous, which I think makes a road trip because and we've talked about this on our road trip thing where you needed to decide if the road trip is going to be just about getting to a destination or if the road trip is going to be a the the trip of itself. [00:28:11.770] - Kim Tate Right. [00:28:12.370] - Tamara Gruber Yeah. So so I'm getting from you, though, that the trees of mystery is worth skipping, whatever that mystery is. [00:28:20.290] - Kim Tate I think it depends. It was definitely like it's a little pricey. It's like 20 dollars a person. So but if you we had fun. It's like rope walks and then you take like a little gondola way high on a hill. And the look from the hill isn't anything fun. But the girls had fun riding in the gondola and I mean, walking through the bridges, through the trees is fun. [00:28:44.530] - Kim Tate And the girls liked that. But it's short. And I mean, I think I'd be more comfortable at the ten dollars per person mark. However, you know, I don't regret going. And the girls enjoyed it. And it was a good way to stretch your legs and stuff. And it's kind of a fun way to it's a quirky roadside attraction. It was the one thing where we saw it definitely was attract a lot of out-of-state tourists. We saw a lot of out-of-state plates in the parking lot. [00:29:09.550] - Kim Tate We did see a lower mask compliance, just like passing people because it's outdoors and stuff. And this is where the outdoor like if you're vaccinated. So it I think it just attracts like it's an outdoorsy type place. So I could see that it could get really crowded on a weekend. Yeah. We definitely by the time we left, so it was good because we got up early because we are and like I say, we were only ten minutes away from our hotel. [00:29:31.990] - Kim Tate We got up early, went there and it was it was great. I mean, we weren't like maybe it seemed like there was five other people there same night we were. But when we came out, it was just packed. And so we probably were leaving around eleven ish and we got there around nine thirty and. Yeah. Yeah. So that gives you an idea of just earlier the better for that thing. Right. Yeah. So then we entered into the redwoods as always that we've been to before. [00:30:00.190] - Kim Tate We did notice something weird, like the main exit I normally take because I wanted to drive along like the Prairie Creek Road. They had that closed for some reason. So I went south and I could have come back in from the north route. But I don't know why they had it closed for any reason. But we decided to skip that little leg of it and just kept going. But here's something to think about. If you are doing a coastal trip and this is something that I mentioned in my Olympic National Park Post, and it also matters. [00:30:28.360] - Kim Tate On the Oregon coast you really need to become familiar with tide charts when you're on the West Coast. And I'm sure the East Coast is the same thing. But it it makes a difference when you're expecting these great like things. One of the things we looked at that I wanted to do is called Agate Beach, and it's supposed to be a really popular place where you go and you can walk along a pretty beach and find these really cool Agate rocks and kind of collect some if you want. [00:30:54.370] - Kim Tate And we found out, though, as we were coming through and looked at the tide schedule, that we are going to be there basically smack dab at high tide. It seems like it's not finding any rocks. Yeah. So we wouldn't and so I pulled in and it was a ten dollar. I thought, well, we'll still go look and see, but it was ten dollar, you know, park admission. And so I asked the they had a actually they had a park ranger on site there. [00:31:17.560] - Kim Tate And so I asked if they had a you know, if it was even worth going down there. And he was like not really, not during high tide. So just something to keep in mind that if you're doing any like beach visits and things like that, that it can really make a difference depending on the tide charts. [00:31:31.810] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I feel like I saw that recently. Someone had posted something somewhere about the sea glass beach that you had gone to in the past, much in the past. [00:31:40.270] - Tamara Gruber And they were super disappointed with it. And I was like, oh, that's interesting because someone else, you know, really liked it. So clearly it's a different experience, depending on if you're there, you can actually collect sea glass or not. [00:31:51.430] - Kim Tate Yeah, exactly. Yeah. And that makes a difference. You know, we had the same thing, like with tide pools, like when the tide pool, when things are really high, the tide pools aren't as cool, you know, because sure, you can't walk out and see all the pools. And so you want to visit during low tide. And then something to keep in mind is it's always good when you look at the charts, you always kind of want the tide to be leaving as opposed to the tide come. [00:32:13.520] - Kim Tate And because if you happen to go around like a jut that seems like it's dry at the time, but the tides coming in, suddenly you turn around to go back to where you parked or whatever, and it used to be a beach and now it's, you know, two feet underwater. And so that's just something to keep in mind when you're doing an app for that or just just the weather app that shows you the the tides as well. I just do Google searches and I click on one of the websites that does the tides. [00:32:39.530] - Kim Tate I don't use just a general weather one. I definitely do like a specific, but I don't have an app. I'm sure you could install an app. I just do a Google search for it and I just search for the destination. So if I'm like I beach or it was called some park, you know, tide schedule and you can normally find a few different ones and I'll show you. And there's, you know, it'll show you like low tide times. [00:32:59.030] - Kim Tate And based on the chart they give you, you can easily figure out if the tides leaving or the tides coming in. And then we kind of the big thing we did was the Avenue of the Giants, which is one of my favorite parts of the Redwood Forest. And so we still did that. And even though we've done the redwoods a lot in, the girls are just kind of like your mom. I don't need to do any hikes. And I accepted that. [00:33:20.330] - Kim Tate I was like, yeah, we've done a lot of like walking in the redwoods. We still pulled over. There's a lot of little turnouts and we still pulled over and tried to get kind of some fun, you know, like tree road drive shots, like tree road pictures. That's a tip is you know, that would be another thing that if you're there at night, like between five to seven, it would look so much better because with the sunlight dappling through the trees, it looks pretty. [00:33:42.170] - Kim Tate And it seems like it would be really pretty on like in photos. But it's not it doesn't look right at all. You definitely want the darker, moodier shot for those kind of shots. But sorry, that's a little photography talk. But we did have one little stop where we went and kind of explored a little. And there is this awesome big tree that the girls climbed on. And I got a fun picture on that, that you guys might have seen. [00:34:02.120] - Kim Tate Those of you who follow me on Instagram. Yeah. [00:34:04.340] - Tamara Gruber And reminded me of a shot that you and I had when we were in Santa Rosa. [00:34:08.450] - Kim Tate Yeah, exactly. Yeah. It was even bigger than that tree at the Armstrong Woods in Santa Rosa. So it was kind of cool, but it was pretty epic. It was funny because I was taking these pictures with Lizzy and all of a sudden I'm like, Mia, where are you? And then she's like, I'm up here like thirty feet in the sky. It was crazy. But yeah. So we did the Avenue, the Giants, and then we went and stayed at a hotel just for the night to prepare for our two little kind of partnership things. [00:34:35.120] - Kim Tate So we the next day we headed into Santa Rosa. This was a funny I'll just share with people our little tip, because this is something fun that I want to share. We so the weather in Seattle is normally pretty moderate. I mean, we don't even have an air conditioner at our house that I think, you know. You know, that summer we hadn't had major harsh hot weather yet from this road trip. Mm. Especially being on the coast. [00:34:59.450] - Kim Tate Well, we stayed overnight in a place called Ukiah, and that was where we had kind of moved away from the redwoods in the coast. And we started moving inland at that point. And we woke up the next morning and we slept in it was asleep and day and got in the car and started driving. And it was boiling hot. I think by the I think when we left just before noon, the it was about seventy two or seventy three and then the temperature was going to hit like 81 or 82 that day. [00:35:26.780] - Kim Tate And we started driving and we're all like sweating and the air conditioner is not working. Like I'm literally like my shirt sticking to my back and we're like, oh my goodness. And I'm trying to get a hold of Paul. I'm driving or trying to call Paul. And he's in meetings all day. And he's normally my I'll be I'll admit, like he's definitely the car guy for us and the fix it guy. And we then decided, like, what am I going to do? [00:35:50.060] - Kim Tate And so I asked me to help look up a Honda dealership because thankfully this was a really short drive into Santa Rosa and there was a Honda dealership there. So I called them and said, here's the situation. We have a busy road trip. Like, I don't have any time, do you have any time to get in and look at it and maybe be able to fix it if it's something easy and they're like, yeah, go ahead, bring it on in. [00:36:09.410] - Kim Tate And I said, OK, we'll be there in forty minutes. We're on the road. And so then we pull into this Honda dealership and they tell us that it's a five hundred dollar diagnosis fee, like just to diagnose. I'm not even to fix it. And Lizzie jumps on because she's learned from her dad, she jumps on YouTube and she types in like a Honda Odyssey air conditioner not working. And she finds this YouTube video that she starts to watch. [00:36:34.850] - Kim Tate And in it, the guy talks about a Fuse, you know, they call it a Fuse. It's actually called a relay, I guess, or something. But she learned she's like, Mom, I watched this video. And there's just you take the you open the hood and you take off this lid on this thing and you use some pliers and pull out this thing. And I'm going, oh, great. You know, OK. And so we've sure enough find an auto autozone. [00:36:54.860] - Kim Tate I get a hold of Paul. Finally, he has a short break and he's like, yeah, just go ahead and try it. And, you know, I've got another Mini I can't talk. And so I'm like, OK, great. So I'm going to the AutoZone and Lizzy and I just are watching this YouTube video. And so we talk to the AutoZone. They don't have any pliers or anything we can use. They try and sell us a fuse puller, because of that point, Lizzy keeps calling it a Fuse, and so we buy this Fuse puller, we go out there and open it all up and are like, this doesn't fit. This is not what it is. And so we go back in and return that and ask the guy like, can we just borrow some pliers? Because Lizzie said that's what the guy used on YouTube. And we buy the had to buy pliers for ten dollars. [00:37:30.710] - Kim Tate And sure enough, we pull the piece, the part out that the guy recommended and take it into AutoZone. Do you guys sell this part? Nope, they don't sell it. So then we call Lizzy actually gets on the phone calls the Honda dealership that just told us they'd charge us five hundred dollars to diagnose it and asks if they have this part. Sure enough, they have the part for thirty four dollars. So we all hop in the car and drive back over to the Honda dealership, going to the parts department, buy the part in the parking lot. [00:37:56.240] - Kim Tate We swap out this little Fuse relay and put it all back together, turn on the car. We have air conditioning. So instead of spending five hundred dollars plus, you know, they probably would have charged us seventy dollars for the part and another hundred dollars for to install it. We came out of there having Lizzy empowered about fixing her own car, our own car problem, and then also only spending thirty four dollars. [00:38:20.780] - Tamara Gruber Yeah I think that's amazing. When you shared that story I even told Glenn and Hannah and we were all like, wow, we were so impressed with, with Lizzy and you guys are figuring that out. So awesome job. So Paul should be very proud of you. [00:38:33.740] - Kim Tate He was, he was so excited. He thought it was the coolest thing ever. And he was a little, you know, worried, like, did you keep the did you put it all back together? You sure? You know, like a little a little concern, but we're like, no. And so it Lizzy is very proud of herself to which I think was was a lot of fun. But just a heads up for you guys. YouTube can teach a lot. [00:38:52.910] - Kim Tate I feel bad sometimes for the parts departments, but my goodness. Or I mean not part the service departments of car places. [00:38:59.360] - Tamara Gruber But it's helped me with my washing machine when I've had. [00:39:02.010] - Kim Tate Yes, yeah. We fix so many things on YouTube. And I was so happy that Lizzy, you know, learn from her dad to look it up. And yeah, that was her thinking. [00:39:09.230] - Tamara Gruber So empowering. [00:39:10.340] - Kim Tate Yeah. So sorry guys. That was a little side note, but we did make it to Santa Rosa finally. And then, you know, we had air conditioning and we headed over to Safari West, which you and I have been to. And I think we talked about it on the podcast whenever we talked about our little getaway to Santa Rosa. But Safari West is a it's an accredited zoo association. It's part of the ACA and it's a wildlife park that, you know, is works towards conservation and education about primarily African animals. [00:39:41.360] - Kim Tate And it's pretty cool because you can camp there overnight and they have these amazing, you know, like really luxury Botswana camping tents. And Tamara, you and I have stayed in one and we got to stay with the girls and had a great time. [00:39:56.270] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, they're really nice tents, too. It's gorgeous. Yeah. I was always I was very impressed. I mean, I've now done a few different glamping tents and I would say that they were the best. I was. Yeah, probably. Yeah. Better than under canvas even which I would put maybe second. Yeah. Yeah. Really. Like although I did do a really nice one at KOA that had electricity and he and a bathroom with like a rain shower kind of thing, but not a super, super nice because where else in the U.S. can you stay in that tent and then step out onto your porch and look at giraffes. [00:40:29.600] - Kim Tate Yeah. And that's where, you know, you you and I, we had a different they were like fully booked when they hooked us up for our stay. And so we were in a different location. We were up on a hillside. And I definitely like you and I had the better cabin and it's worth it. I think they cost probably about fifty more dollars to stay at that lower location. But for reasons of sound and just accessibility to the main lobby areas and then the view of the giraffes, I think the Antelope Valley is what those ones were called and it was well worth a little bit of extra, but they're definitely the premium. [00:41:00.380] - Kim Tate I love all the linens they have, like you said, like the heating blankets. And it's you don't and they've got the space heater, whereas, you know, under canvas you're kind of dumping you have to manage your own fire to make heat. And then I also like that it's got two plugs in the bathroom. So you do have some electricity and then you can also turn on the shower like a normal shower with under canvas. It's a pull chain shower. [00:41:22.160] - Kim Tate So. Yeah, yeah. But yeah, it was it was so nice. And I love it there because you can truly do, you know, like a getaway where they've got the restaurant, they serve you breakfast and then you can have dinner there as well. You can even arrange lunch if you want it. And then you get to do this, you can do this wildlife tour, which is about two and a half to three hours, and they drive you around and you get to see see all the different animals. [00:41:44.540] - Kim Tate So it's really fun. [00:41:46.460] - Tamara Gruber Do the girls really love it? I mean, they haven't been before, so now they haven't. [00:41:50.630] - Kim Tate They loved it. Yeah, they thought it was cool. And they're excited about the they of course, really loved the giraffes and then they just had fun. Once we moved to the top, we weren't on the top in the giraffe section, but once we moved up to the top later on, they had a lot of fun. And when we were lower on, the ostriches came over in like we're really close to me. [00:42:06.860] - Kim Tate And she thought it was so fun. And we just sat there and kind of looked at them up close and personal and it was pretty cool. So I think it's great and the food there is really good I mean, we had a great time and with it being covered right now, they've got it where you get to order your breakfast in advance and they have, like kind of your tent. You have a section you can set out for dinner and everything is just spaced well and you're eating outdoors. [00:42:28.380] - Kim Tate And it just felt really nice. And relaxing, I think is the big thing is it's just a really relaxing type of trip, I will say, which you and I experienced. Mara, you do have to look at the temperature, especially the overnight temps, because when you go to bed at night, it can get cold fast. And then when you wake up in the morning to go into that bathroom, you keep the door to the bathroom close because they keep it kind of airflow for smells, I think, or something. [00:42:51.540] - Kim Tate But it's really cold. So when you if you choose to take a shower in the morning, it's icy, the water's warm, but the room is just really cold. [00:43:00.600] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I had that when I did my glamping stay in New Hampshire and I think it was early October, but I was freezing, absolutely freezing. And I had like a little space heater in the bathroom and the warm shower. But it's still like it was harsh stepping out of it. Yeah, well, it sounds like a neat and fun, very different thing for California. So, yeah. So now you're like, you know, heading like out of Northern California to central California. [00:43:27.810] - Tamara Gruber What was your next, you know, day? [00:43:29.340] - Kim Tate So the next stop after Santa Rosa is passing through San Francisco and we almost always have driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. But on this trip, this was where we wanted to go swing by and just see the UC Berkeley campus. And so we actually went across the other bridge, which I don't know if it's the Oakland Bridge or if it's just some other bridge. I'm not sure which bridge it's called, but it was a pretty nice bridge as well. [00:43:50.490] - Kim Tate And it just passed is kind of a little more east than the Golden Gate Bridge. And we drove through the Berkeley campus and then got back on the road and we were going to go to Santa Cruz near Santa Cruz place called Watsonville. There's the Martinelli's cider. And we've done that cider tasting there and we were so excited to do it again. But before we left, I made sure to check and I realized they're not even doing the tastings because of covid. [00:44:16.620] - Kim Tate And so we didn't stop, you know, because it's all closed down. So thankfully, we figured that out before. We actually because it was a little out of the way, but not too bad. But we determined that. And we just made our way to Monterey, where we spent two nights in Monterey, and that was kind of the last part of our trip. So I think you've done more of the central coast, like from Monterey down you go through Big Sur and all of that. [00:44:39.690] - Kim Tate Cambria, there's a lot of beautiful stuff that as you get ready to come in, like Ventura and Santa Barbara and stay along the coast there, the highway one was closed at Big Sur. So Monterey was kind of sort of the most the main the southernmost, most section that was still open. And so we headed over after Monterey, back over to the 101 and then headed down to stay with our friends. [00:45:05.700] - Tamara Gruber So what do you do in Monterey? Did you go to the aquarium? [00:45:08.160] - Kim Tate We did not. The aquarium was still closed, so they had not opened yet. But we actually did a couple of things. So we did a bike tour. So we kind of did an E bike tour, which was fun with a company called Mad Dogs and Englishmen. And so we headed out in the morning, met them, and they actually have a new little spot right there in Monterey on Cannery Row. And so you can park at the hotel. [00:45:32.910] - Kim Tate They do free valet parking for the tour guests, which was a huge perk. And you can then get on your little E bikes. And they took us around like part of seventeen mile, seventeen mile, you know, Pebble Beach. Yeah. And only part of it though. And then we headed back around and came through some of the town and they just would stop occasionally. And of course Pacific Grove where they had the beautiful purple flowers just along the coast and just gave us some little tips and had some pretty stops along the way. [00:46:00.930] - Kim Tate And it was E bikes, which is yeah, it's gorgeous. And it was kind of a cold morning. So I actually ended up buying like seventy dollar hoodies for the girls because both of them somehow managed to not get the message to wear coat because I guess it had been so hot, you know, at their other things. So we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa, which is just kind of remodeled, I think, not remodeled. [00:46:24.240] - Kim Tate The the rooms have been upgraded. So more of a soft linens upgrade and kind of refashion. And it looked really nice. And so we we stayed there. They are like fully open and have a couple pools open and then they also have a golf course there. So they at night they do these fire pits, kind of communal fire pits. But if one group's already there, you're not you're not supposed to go into it, if that makes sense. [00:46:46.660] - Kim Tate So it was kind of a central it was a good jumping off point because we stayed there and then went around and did a few things. So that was good. We did drive down to the famous Bixby Bridge, which we just wanted to take a look at that. [00:46:59.550] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, but I saw you guys there. [00:47:01.920] - Kim Tate Yeah. And they're really they're trying to, like, not encourage travel there. People are just insane. So it's really limited parking, of course, but then they have these big, big rocks to try and. Encourage people to stay in, like right along the parking area and just look at the bridge and the coast, but I mean, these people are insane. They're like climbing over the rocks and climbing, like off the ledge, a little bit of the you know, because it's a it goes to the ocean and people have gotten hurt there and people are not caring. [00:47:32.630] - Kim Tate So they're not necessarily encouraging that. But I just encourage you, if you're going to go to Bixby Bridge, make sure you stay safe on the ground. That's next. The parking area. And don't try and go get that perfect Instagram shot, which is what I saw. All the crazy people that were doing it were kind of going past that section. But sorry, I'm doing a so it's really a shame. Like how many things have turned into that? [00:47:54.980] - Kim Tate Like, because of Instagram, I was going to get like this shot and it's it's definitely not worth taking your life in your hands. [00:48:04.280] - Kim Tate So right near that is a place called Garrapata State Park. [00:48:09.920] - Tamara Gruber I stopped there. That's beautiful. [00:48:13.310] - Kim Tate It's beautiful. Beautiful. And they actually have a beautiful you can go, they have a white sandy beach area that you can hike down to and they also have not too far from there are really famous spot called Lily Valley which is where all these wild calla lilies grow. Wow. And it's kind of along a stream that empties over into the ocean and along this little streamy valley is this calla lilly Valley. It's just insane of all these wild calla lilies. So it's kind of a popular little tourist spot. [00:48:41.030] - Kim Tate And we hiked around there and all the wildflowers and just kind of the it's like a cliff beach of a sort. So you're you're up a little higher and then you kind of look down on the white sand beach and the waves, it just seemed like a really nice place to hang out. And I think the parking lot is very the parking is limited. And you could see that it's probably really popular and can get busy. [00:49:03.440] - Tamara Gruber So, yeah, when we stayed in Carmel, we we stopped there like on our way down towards Big Sur. But then we had also done like a day hike or, you know, like a spent part of a day at Point Lobos State Park, which is another gorgeous spot right now. [00:49:19.130] - Kim Tate Yeah, that's that's a really popular spot. We didn't go there, but yeah, I could tell that was popular. There was people like hiking out to the highway from the from the park entrance. They marked it closed because there was no parking. I mean the park was open but you couldn't drive in there. [00:49:32.460] - Tamara Gruber Yeah, I was full. I love that part of the coast. It's really beautiful. And it's so especially if you can if you can. I know some other people do like kayaking tours are where you can see otters and things like that. So there is definitely a lot to do if you, you know, for people that want to spend. Yeah. A couple or a few days in that area. [00:49:49.040] - Kim Tate Well, in the Monterey Bay Aquarium is amazing and really cool. But like I said, that was it was closed, but it was opening. It was opening in May. So it will be reopen soon. And I have to say, I'll give a couple shout outs to food places in Monterey just because this is one place I know we're getting a little long, but one place that I really had some good experiences, one place we ate at was called Rio Grill, which it's kind of cool. [00:50:09.530] - Kim Tate You can tell that they have kind of made their sidewalk and outdoor seating area and it was quaint. They had, you know, heating the heaters going and they had created kind of a wall of sorts from the parking lot with plants and. Yeah, fence. And it just looked great. So they did a good job at that. And the food was delicious and they were so helpful. Mia had ordered something and felt like she was like she started eating it. [00:50:34.490] - Kim Tate They thought it was safe. But she's like, no, and it's normally eggs will do this. It wasn't nothing. But she's like, no, it doesn't seem right. And so they were like, oh, no problem, let's get you something. And so she took a Benadryl and then they got her something different. And it was so awesome. And the food was delicious and they were so friendly and so helpful. And then there's also a really famous bakery in Monterey called Alta Bakery. [00:50:58.280] - Kim Tate And we stop there for breakfast the next morning before our bike ride. And I have to say they had some amazing things. There's a huge line normally waiting outside to place your order and stuff. So you do have to allow a little bit of time. And finding parking can be a little tricky, but it was an awesome little spot. And then lastly, I want to give a shout out to a place called Lucie's on Lighthouse, which was a hot dog joint that's got like kind of a skateboard theme. [00:51:22.460] - Kim Tate And basically they have all these crazy hot dogs that you can get all these different, whatever it's called, you know, like toppings and stuff. So a little bit about that. It was really awesome. Sound fun. Yeah. And so for Monterey, we went, like I said, to our friend's house and that was kind of it, and that was in Ojai. And so we didn't really do much else. We did some day trips. [00:51:45.950] - Kim Tate We hiked the Hollywood sign, which was a pretty epic fun thing to do. And that was about a I think it was just over four mile hike, round trip and, you know, some great views of L.A. It was not t
Nate Cangemi is a lot like me. Golf obsessed and music obsessed. Back in the mid-90s, he was inspired to pick up a guitar, just as I was, by what would become one of the great bands of the era in Radiohead. And, in a Golf Origin Stories first, Nate was kind of enough to actually open and close the show this week with a couple of live performances! Besides a fun music conversation, we obviously talk quite a bit of golf, and Nate finally clears up the "golf at Pebble Beach in jeans" controversy! You can follow Nate on Twitter at https://twitter.com/talkinstatic and read his essay "Why I Owe Golf" here: http://www.golfchat.org/why-i-owe-golf/ You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwen And, if you want to get yourself a Golf Origin Stories t-shirt, you can do that here! https://secondcitygolf.com/product-category/golf-origin-stories/
Nate Cangemi is a lot like me. Golf obsessed and music obsessed. Back in the mid-90s, he was inspired to pick up a guitar, just as I was, by what would become one of the great bands of the era in Radiohead.And, in a Golf Origin Stories first, Nate was kind of enough to actually open and close the show this week with a couple of live performances!Besides a fun music conversation, we obviously talk quite a bit of golf, and Nate finally clears up the "golf at Pebble Beach in jeans" controversy!You can follow Nate on Twitter at https://twitter.com/talkinstatic and read his essay "Why I Owe Golf" here: http://www.golfchat.org/why-i-owe-golf/You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube @KrisMcEwenAnd, if you want to get yourself a Golf Origin Stories t-shirt, you can do that here! https://secondcitygolf.com/product-category/golf-origin-stories/
After introducing, Robert asks Tim to explain what make M1 Concourse so special and the events that will be held there (21:20), including by focusing on the Woodward Dream Cruise and Show (4:41). Then detouvbh rs to discuss their own personal relationship as it has related to cars over the years (6:36), before asking Tim to consider the difference between the CA car community and the Detroit car community (12:59). Then Tim shares details about an event he has created called the American Speed Festival (16:32). After a quick break, Tim considers the future of car collecting with the next generation (21:15). And finally, Robert turns the tables on Tim to find out how he got into cars and what his top three cars might be (28:46). ------------------ Learn More: Cars That Matter Follow Us: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Hosted by: Robert Ross Produced and Edited by: Chris Porter Theme Music by: Celleste and Eric Dick A CurtCo Media production See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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On this week's episode of GOLF's Subpar, eleven-time NFL Pro Bowler Larry Fitzgerald joins PGA Tour pro Colt Knost and his close friend and on course rival Drew Stoltz for an exclusive, in-studio, interview. The two-time winner at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am explains some unique circumstances behind one of his rounds there with Kevin Streelman, if his Ace in front of President Obama meant more than the one in front of his father, and what it was like driving the green on #7 at Augusta National.
Daniel Berger wins at Pebble, Spieth comes close, Nate lashes out, and everything else from a fun week. We chat about Berger's closing ability, his suspicious alignment of putts, what to take away from Spieth's week, some rules issues, Patrick Reed's Ryder Cup future, and a lot more.
Kamaiu Johnson joins the pod to update us on his recovery from a COVID-19 diagnosis that caused him to miss his PGA Tour debut at Torrey Pines. Fortunately, Kamaiu has received a sponsor's exemption to this week's tournament at Pebble Beach and we discuss his first exposure to the game of golf, the golf community's efforts to improve its racial diversity and much more. Best of luck to Kamaiu this week at Pebble!