Showing posts from May, 2012

It's Always Better

We're establishing a tradition in the family where upon graduation from college we take our now grad-student on a road trip to the Pacific Coast Highway, California's Highway 1, the greatest road in the world. You can see our last adventure for Katie here
First stop, though, on this multi-purpose adventure was The International Culinary Center in Campbell, just outside of San Jose, Ashley's next stop on her academic journey. She spent the morning there on Monday attending a class and getting a feel for the institute. After we found a camp in Half Moon Bay, Mindy and I made it back to the Center for a tour, including extraordinary tastes of student prepared cuisine, and an orientation to how this is going to work for Ashley. This is her element, her portal to a long and successful career in the culinary arts.   

We left the Center and made for the City for a quick visit with my nephew. He's been storing a box of family history, slides and 8mm film from my father that…