Elevator trap muffles claustrophobic siren at LAX immigration

Arrw, Nazy, tiger, Dan on boat Nov 2018

How many beautiful sunsets can be seen in a perfect Thanksgiving holiday? Why is defective hearing an employee feature in an Ixtapa resort? And how did we discover the prevalence? If you hear a siren do you think wildfire or elevator emergency? What is it like being trapped in a defective elevator with a claustrophobic 4 year old? Why did LAX let most employees take off on the busiest travel day in the year? Who was on the flying trapeze? (Hint: it wasn’t Dan.) Read More...

Arrow slides to snorkel-free Ixtapa Thanksgiving sunsets

The Adamas family cruise

What time should you leave Santa Barbara in order to catch an international flight from LAX that is scheduled to depart at 7:01? AM? Additional information: It is not a United flight, so you can’t count a tardy departure? Would the presence of the ‘Premier Outlets’ on the direct route influence your departure timing? How did Tiger and Arrow capture the meaning of Thanksgiving? Is it possible to pronounce ‘Zihuatanejo’ without being able to speak Spanish? Did Dan find a snorkeling face mask that didn’t leak around his mustache? What is as welcome as an infestation of fire ants? Read More...

very early Thanksgiving trip makes Volvo lose its marbles

nazy azelle and tiger Nirvana Nov 2018

What does a Volvo sound like when the brakes are applied? How is the sound different if the brake pads on the left rear wheel are, eh, gone? What do you do if the Volvo dealer is inaccessible? (The freeway is closed by wildfires.) Who builds the best
marble maze constructs? How is ‘best’ defined? What is a pokey tree? Where will Dan and Nazy (and Tom and Melika and Tiger and Arrow and Azelle and Jackson and Reagan) be for Thanksgiving? Read More...

rainless season wireless surfing evacuates garden balloon

nazy and dino

Is it really the ‘rainy season’ in Santa Barbara? How come the rainy and fire seasons coincide? Why did ATT recommend Verizon services? Why is Dan still thinking about it? Who is learning to surf? (Or at least balance?) Where can you buy a ‘hot air balloon, colorful wind chime? Why would you buy a wind chime when you could get a life-size dinosaur sculpture for the garden? Read More...

exotic glass mermaids lost by aquarium lawyers

The Adams family halloween 2018

Who travels, economy class, with eleven (11!) items? Who counts every carry-on to make sure that ‘nothing is forgotten’? Doesn’t every family need a hand blown glass mermaid Christmas Tree ornament? Melika, Tom and Family are costume specialists. What did the group ‘go as’ for Halloween? Would you populate an aquarium with fish bought on the internet and transported by Fedex? How fast can a neon tetra swim? (Can a much larger rainbow fish swim faster?) Which one has the bigger mouth? What does Tiger want to be when he grows up? Read More...