Waiting at the school with Baby Brother while Pumpkin is in Speech Therapy class has become a test of my wrangling skills and patience. That boy is go, go, go all the time. But this last week, with the snails out in full force, nature gave me a break. We watched. We touched. We laughed. [...]
With all the excitement of a ride that ended with blood running down into my sock, I forgot I snapped this picture at the “pea soup pond”
Met an old NYC friend for a gorgeous, morning moutain bike ride in Mill Creek Canyon. We rode to, aptly named, “Dog Lake”.
In the last few years, Todd and I have started our own camping tradition: a mountain bike ride for experienced and non-experienced riders alike. Family members have not only survived the trek, but have been converted!But alas, this was my last ride on my bike before it got totaled in a rear-end collision …
“Dropping 5,000 vertical feet in 17 miles from Packer Saddle to Downieville, the Downieville Downhill is the longest and most demanding downhill mountain bike race in the nation. This prestigious race course follows the paths of the Sunrise Trail, Butcher Ranch Trail, Third Divide Trail and First Divide Trail. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s [...]
On a bike, or a hike or in a car, the views in the Sierra Butte National Forest were spectacular.
I watched a video yesterday about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and yet I was still surprised today when I got to the beach and the shore looked like this:I’ve never seen it this bad. The amount of plastic debris that had washed up on the beach was staggering. Bottle caps, styrofoam, cigarette lighters, …
Todd took the girls out on a mountain bike ride where they explored a cave, got really dirty & had their first rattle snake sighting.
When it was Pumpkin’s turn to try out the third wheel during our family ride, the ride was no longer quiet. She yelled continually for about 1/2 hour–not out of fear, but out of true joy and excitement. Each person we passed got a “Good Morning! Look at Me! I’m going fast and …
We finally took our first mountain bike ride as a family since Baby Brother was born. I pulled the trailer and Todd pulled the third wheel.Nature was out in force– ladybugs, butterflies, lizards, and much to Todd’s delight, we spotted two snakes.snake #1snake #2