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Trip: Germany, Italy and France


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Proposed Itinerary (by C):

Monday, May 7 @ 1:20pm depart San Diego and fly in the lap of luxury to Munich through London (note that we’ll have a 3-hour layover in London Tuesday so we’ll probably want to take showers at the BA lounge and will want to pack accordingly)


Tuesday, May 8 @ 6:00pm: arrive Munich airport. Hotel Maximilian in the center of the Altstadt (translates to old town). We have 8:30 dinner reservations at Spatenhof an der Oper (on the more rustic first floor, not in the formal dining room on the second floor), a traditional Bavarian restaurant across the street from the opera house that is supposed to have some of the best Bavarian food in Munich.… Read the rest

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Lost In a Mangrove Forest!!! (An Abacos Adventure)

LOST!: Scaf and Crystal venture into the mangrove forest of Cormorant and Snake Cays, perhaps never to return...

(Music: "Don't Get Lost in Heaven" by the Gorillaz)

An Excerpt From Wednesday, November 16, 2011 (Day 5), Captain Scaf's Log:

"We cruised south to the Tilloo Bank—a 3-5 ft deep sand bar that reaches a third of the way across the Sea of Abaco, and then we cut across to Snake Cay where there are a ton of mangrove forests to explore. We found a suitable anchorage after much searching, donned our flats exploring garb (hats, sunglasses, cameras, extra water and Tevas!), and head into the great unknown. Wrong turn after wrong turn brought us to dead-ends and flats too shallow to pass.Read the rest

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Guanabana Birthday Dinner (Video)

Scaf's Guanabanas Birthday Dinner!!!


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Captain Scaf’s Log: Abacos (FINAL, with MAP!)

Captain Scaf and Admiral Scripps The Scafverse Goes to The Abacos! Captain’s Log: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Packing goes slowly. Crystal is crunching work to be able to get out of here in time. Flight is in six hours. Total sleep tonight between the two of us will be less than four hours. Friday, November 11, 2011 Cruising 30,000 feet above the Gulf of Mexico as I write-- will be in Miami in an hour. Still haven't slept today (Crystal not at all!), but put our heads together and came up with a good working straw man for an itinerary. Only complicating factor is rough seas from subtropical storm Sean may be making the Whale Cut open ocean passing undesirable at the moment. Last I read people were still making the pass... May look to do this in reverse order if weather substantially different later in the week. On a lighter note: staying at the South Beach Shore Club tonight, having dinner at Nobu, and we were given table passes for Skybar. Visibility is pretty good as we coast across the everglades, and it will be time to turn off all electronics soon…
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Paddling the Abacos, a Big Four-oh, and Guanabanas!


Welcome to the travelling Scafverse!  We'll be in the Abacos, Bahamas November 11-18, and in Jupiter, FL November 18-20.  If you are planning to be in the area, please "Leave a Reply" below so we'll know to look out for you-- and we'll know who to contact if we're doing anything interesting.  Our most current plans will always appear on this site (we actively use these blogs for our own travel prep!)... I'll update it with new info as it comes in.  Log-in for the details we do know (or create a log-in if you do not already have one- my apologies in advance-- you're going to have to jump through a bunch of security hurdles-- you know how it goes, protecting the privacy!… Read the rest

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San Diego Golf Trip!



Chris:  In Wednesday, out Tuesday
Susie:  In Thursday (7:33p #411 JetBl) out Sunday (10:15p #412 JetBl))
Cem:  In Saturday, out Sunday


Expect that it will be HOT in the sun (85), and cold in the shade (68) and at night (62). Assuming golf will feel 85, beach will feel 65-75. I'll have a bathing suit and tee shirt to run around in before sunset, and shorts and a sweater/sweatshirt, maybe jacket after sunset (we never wear shoes).



The Scene:  Inspired ...



GOLFING: Salt Creek Golf Club (9:45a, $61pp) (

The Players:   Scaf, Susie, Chris, Patrick
The Scene:  The Salt Creek Golf Club brings links style golf to the natural terrain of San Diego County.
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Segway Tour Golden Gate Park! (With Pictures!)

The Golden Gate Park Segway Tour is the most sensational way to see this 1000+ acre park! You will love gliding through the roads and trails on a Segway. This fully narrated journey will take you to the Park's best views and hidden locations while learning about the history and tales of this oasis in the city.

Fun Fact: Golden Gate Park is larger than New York's Central Park and once consisted of sand dunes that are now covered with more than 75,000 trees!


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SF Last “Free” Weekend Extravaganza!! (With Pictures!)



EATING: Rose Pistola (

The Scene:  Inspired by the Liguria region of Italy’s Northern coast with its artful simplicity and fresh, local ingredients, Rose Pistola is a tribute to North Beach - San Francisco’s vibrant Italian quarter. Named after a local resident and denizen who ran the most colorful bar and restaurant in the neighborhood, Rose Pistola is a stylish trattoria, personifying the vibrancy of its namesake that has been seducing guests in the bustling North Beach neighborhood since it first opened in 1996. Rose Pistola seamlessly blends seasonal, local products with the Italian philosophy of letting the ingredients speak for themselves.
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Trip: Sonoma Coast (With Pictures, and ahem, a “video”!)


Sonomads: n. People prone to wander around Sonoma County in search of new adventures.

Ideas for "On-the-road" reference:

Sonoma County (
Sebastopol (,_California)
Enroute (
Bohemian Highway (
The Great Petaluma Treasure Hunt! 2-5 Sat (
Breweries (
Soft-core biking (
Cedar Enzyme Treatment (
Ferrari-Carano (
Rodney Strong (
DeLoach (
Wine (





STAYING: Bodega Bay Lodge (

The Scene: The Bodega Bay Lodge is the quintessential California coastal retreat...
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Trip: Bandon Dunes (With Pictures and Swing Video!)





Bandon Dunes is true to the spirit of Scotland’s ancient links.  Here, players immerse themselves in the traditions of a timeless game and the grandeur of Oregon’s rugged coast. Sweeping, untamed shores stretch for miles. Primeval grassy dunes roll to the sea.  Four distinctly different courses have been conceived in harmony with the natural environment. They combine with all the essential elements to reveal a new golf experience every time you play. The soul of the game resides here. Players walk. And at the end of the day, gracious hospitality comforts each guest like a warm, friendly embrace.Read the rest

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