Sunday, July 13, 2014


I got off my ass and did some real hiking this weekend.  Candy and I did a big hike on Saturday and this morning I took Eric and one of his friends out.  Saturday we did the 7 Bridges loop and Sunday we did Twilight Canyon.  It actually turned out to be pretty good week for me.   I manged to log 34.6 miles.  I have a bunch of projects I am looking to get done, but the will have to go on hold for the next couple of weeks.   I have pretty heavy travel schedule coming up.  I hope to be able to keep up my walking while on the road.  We shall see.

For the last couple of days we have been watching the aerial ballet that the Humming Birds have been performing.  Not sure what changed but we only one or two for a while and I counted eight of them this evening.  They are fun to watch and don't seem to be too afraid of us.  More so each other as they are chasing each other around the yard.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I walked to work today but caught a ride home with Eric as it was raining pretty good. I will have to try to get a few extra in tomorrow,  We were in Wichita, KS. for the 4th of July.  I feel bad as I didn't get any pictures of the family together.  See this is what happens when you become numb to face book and other sm outlets.

Well that is my story and I am sticking with it.  Did you know that Horse Shoe crabs have blue blood.  I didn't either.  Just saw it on TV so it has to be true.  I did get one picture from our trip to KS and have included it below.   I need to check with Candy and see if she took any on her phone.

Monday, July 7, 2014


What's up friends?  I don't know why I can't get things going with this old blog.  I have a lot of things to write about, but just can't seem to find the time or make the time, like I should.   I walked to work today, so that is a good thing.   Actually got some pretty good distance in, just over 7.5/miles.

Ooh, the new Planet of the Apes is coming out soon and I am looking forward to checking it out.   I also want to see Tammy, from the commercials it looks pretty funny.  Let's see, from my last post, I have been in San Francisco and then off to Kansas for the 4th of July.  I have a couple of other trips already scheduled and it is going to be a busy travel month.

I need to load up the camera from my last couple of trips, hell I might have a few good pics.

Candy Robinson - Bolinas, CA.
When we were in Sausalito, CA we stayed at the Gables Inn.  It was OK, but parking was a bitch to maneuver in and out.  I was driving a bad ass Dodge Challenger with 5.7 Liter Hemi.   This bad boy got up and hauled ass.  Problem was that the traffic was so bad, that you couldn't really have any fun with it.  I did get a few chirps off here and there.  It even came in my favorite color, white.  It's probably best that I don't own one as I am sure I would wind up with a few tickets and my road rage would increase. "Dumb bastards, use your turn signals".

We got in some great hiking in California.  We hiked along Stinson Beach, Bolinas Beach, Muir woods and did a 7/mile hike from the beach up into the mountains.   We were out of the Inn by 6:30 AM everyday.  Believe me when I say it is true that the early bird gets the worm.  You also get the parking, best sites on the trail before other scare off the wild life and no traffic.

Stinson Beach - Low Tide

Matt Davis - Steep Ravine - Dipsea Trails
Muir woods had to be my favorite hike.  Once again we were one of the first ones in the park.  If you get there before the gate opens you don't have to pay to get in.  We came across squirrels, skunk, deer an owl.  I did manage to get a pretty decent picture of the owl.