Friday, August 30, 2013


Happy Friday everyone!

I am sending you over to check out 365 days of coffee, a photography website I stumbled upon near the beginning of the year.
trouble coffee

I love my coffee...and this person takes that to a whole new level.  Makes me want to curl up with a cappuccino right now!

Hope you make it through this Friday quickly, powered by your favorite form of caffeine.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Muir Woods Hike

August is almost over, and I am getting antsy for summer to come to San Francisco.  We've had a characteristically foggy June, July, and August; but if September and October are anything like in years past, we should have some nicer weather to look forward to.
Foggy adventures are still kinda cool, though, so these are some photos from a foggy Sunday a while back, when we swung by one of our favorite Muir Woods hiking trails--the one where fog seems to wind its way through the huge redwood trees.

The trails were empty, and we ran into two turkeys.  

One flew into the tree, which I understand is rare.  Turkeys don't like to fly.

Towards the end of the hike, the sun ended up streaming through the trees:


This woodpecker was knocking so loudly, I mistook it for construction noise at first.

Moss only on one side:

The bonus to foggy weather is empty hiking trails in the Headlands and Muir Woods!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reunion Time

Happy Friday everyone!

We are heading down the coast today to celebrate our 3rd annual family reunion.

Lots of fun in store.

Some awesome S.W.A.G. too.  

The town won't be the same once we're through.  

Have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wacky Wednesday

It's been a foggy summer...I'll share more on that next week.
Did you know that the San Francisco fog has his own instagram and twitter accounts?  I am especially partial to his instagram account.

It has made me truly appreciate Karl, knowing that summer has been so damp simply because he loves San Francisco so much.  He's got some great selfies in his feed.

Get to know @KarlTheFog a bit better with some of my favorite pics and captions: here, here, here, and here.

Enjoy--and have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

He's TWO!

Our little nephew turns two today!  

With Uncle W, 2 days

Happy birthday, little dude.  Cheers!

Cheers, 2 years

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Irish Beach

As mentioned, we spent our anniversary weekend holed up in a Beach House in the tiny TINY town of Irish Beach, on Northern California's Mendocino Coast.
It was a fantastic weekend.

The weather for most of the weekend was perfectly foggy.  Can't-see-100-yards-in-front-of-you foggy. We were prepared for that kind of weather, though, so we reveled in it.

We walked on the beach with coffee in the morning (read: my "happy place"), we listened to music, read books and magazines, built a fire, laughed a ton, sang loudly and played the guitar, considered investing in beach-front property...

...explored the beach house and found awesome gems like the book below...

...popped a bottle of our wedding champagne (along with several other local liquids)...

Honeymoon cocktail recreated

...wandered around the first night with nowhere to eat dinner since all the places closed at 7pm (so funny!)...finally found an Indian Casino, ate dinner, lost $1 in betting...

The next night we were better prepared and found a cute market where we bought all we needed for a home-cooked beach house meal.

It was so refreshing.  I want to go back.
Cheers to four years!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Rejuvenate 2

Still thinking about what an awesome weekend we spent along the Mendocino Coast for our anniversary last month.

That was the best.
More to share later.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


It's been a really busy couple of weeks at work, and I've left each night feeling drained.  Today, though, I met a few deadlines and decided to blow off some steam in the Presidio.

Runs like this remind me how awesome this city is.

I wish I could transfer the smells of the redwood and eucalyptus trees along with these photos.

The Ridge and Coastal Trails are pretty spectacular.
Feeling much more relaxed tonight.

Happy Friday tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Snippets of San Francisco

Some snapshots from around the city this summer:

Crissy Field Sailboats
Pacific Heights

Ferry Building

Walking Home From Work
Crissy Field Picnic
Noe Valley
Morning Run
Downtown View
North Beach