Archive for January, 2011

So much to explore

January 29, 2011

On clear days when I have free time and am not sure what to do I often hop on my bike and ride to the Albany Landfill.  It’s an easy ride through Berkeley, and I enjoy going over the freeway on the pedestrian bridge and riding up the hill to GGF.  Bombing the hill on the way down is always a highlight.  I usually get there and sit on the wooden “throne” while watching the dogs run on the beach.  The other enjoyable part of the trip is exploring the landfill itself.

Went there recently and thought my friend’s pictures said it better than any words.



January 25, 2011

Another bucket list item completed in the icy cold of NH

January 15, 2011

Camping pit


Roaring fire

Tattoos & Macro Lense

January 15, 2011

Mission Accomplished

January 14, 2011

I successfully dug the trench and the fire pit for sleeping in the snow tonight!

Snow and Ice

January 13, 2011

I have been learning more about my camera, and am in love with the macro lense feature.


Also attempted a snow angel today.  Sort of a failed attempt really, but well worth trying.

Ice Skate on a frozen lake

January 11, 2011

Another Bucket List Item Completed!

Before the storm hits tonight and New Hampshire gets inches upon inches of snow I took advantage of the pond being cleared and went ice skating.  Having never been on a lake to skate, I didn’t realize how uneven the surface is in comparison to a skating rink.  It was actually a scary experience.  Although I was surrounded by nature and it really was gorgeous, I like the consistency of the rinks’ surface, which allows me to skate backwards and show off.  Instead, I skated super slow and fell (once).

Still, a good experience.

Frozen Pond, Bedford, NH


SF Bike Party

January 9, 2011

Friday was the first San Francisco Bike Party.  The ride left me with mixed feelings, and although I will probably do it again, I am not as thrilled as I have been about the other Bike Parties.

Riding up and down hills was a nice change from the flatness of the East Bay, there were amazing stops (see photos), and every one was in good spirit; but riding on the Embarcadero was a total cluster fuck, and stop lights while going up hills was a challenge.


Alta Plaza Park

Alta Plaza Park

Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse

Golden Gate Park, Music Concourse

San Francisco <3

January 7, 2011

After living in the Bay for over 25 years, I finally visited Alcatraz.

I was shocked by the beauty all over the island.  Succulents and moss covering the walls, and a beautiful view of SF.


And tomorrow, the first SF Bike Party!!