Saturday, October 25, 2014

Love this little family of mine.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Roy's Redwood Reserve

It's a little hard NOT to be among Redwood's when you're in NorCal. These amazing trees can be found everywhere here in Marin, and we recently came across a park with a 2.5 mile hiking loop just filled with Redwoods!


It's a little difficult to see on this map, but Roy's Redwood Preserve can be seen as the second-top park on this map. Looks like we have many more parks to explore!




Marin Evening Hike

After Geoff dropped me off at yoga one night, he went exploring the trails of San Anselmo with Alpie. One thing I love about this area, is that as soon as you hike a little away from the trailheads, you feel like you're the only person around - with million dollar views!




Monday, September 1, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

All in the name of ALS research!

If you havent heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research, then here's the scoop:
Basically, the idea is that you dump a bucket of icy water on your head and encourage donations for it all in the name of ALS research (Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis). In many ways, this neurological disease is very similar to MS, but it always, always results in death. Politicians, movie stars, prominent figures in society have all jumped on board with the challenge and together, the world has raised $95 million within the last month!

So after you are nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge (by way of another person who did it), the idea is to film it, post it on Social Media, and then nominate 3 other people.. kind of like a chain letter..so here's my entry. Enjoy!
video

Sunday, August 24, 2014

My First Major Earthquake

Well, this morning at about 3:30am, the Bay Area got the largest earthquake - a 6.0 - they've had since 1989. I found out about it through Geoff, who sent me an email to see if I was ok.
Needless to say, I think that hurricanes have de-sensitized me, as I slept through the whole affair. Napa and Sonoma have had a lot of destruction though - major property damage and two injuries but no deaths. 

http://news.yahoo.com/northern-california-struck-6-0-magnitude-earthquake-120200248.html

San Fran gets even more Crucians! (Cruzan?)

Look who stopped by in San Fran today and hand-delivered a big box of my possessions from St. Croix?
I was so happy and excited to see our good island friends, Donnie and Charleen, who were staying in Alameda (East Bay) and were here for a big birthday bash.