Thursday, May 26, 2011

Longing to be in the Pacific Northwest...

My new favorite hangout in town, Congregation Ale House, hosted a Rogue event last night. I decided to dust off my long-abandoned bike, pump up its tires, and went on an enjoyable evening ride on our new bike lanes to the bar. Great beers from Rogue Brewery + yummy cheeses from Rogue Creamery + hanging out with my awesome friends= a fun night out!

Rogue Brewery night at Congregation
Rogue creamery cheese platter
Shelby & Pat!

Drinking Rogue beers makes me think about my time up in Oregon, which makes me long to be back up in the Pacific Northwest. Thinking I might have to take another trip up there soon...

Pacific City Beach
Drive to Indian Beach
Peter Iredale shipwreck

Monday, May 23, 2011


Cuatro Casas Sunset
Camping in Mexico years ago. Oh, to be on vacation again...

Monday, May 16, 2011


"just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight
just a touch of the fire burning so bright
and i don’t want to mess this thing up
i don’t want to push too far
just a shot in the dark that you just might
be the one i’ve been waiting for my whole life
so baby i’m alright, with just a kiss goodnight"
-Lady Antebellum, Just a Kiss

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Relaxing weekend

Beautiful day camping in Idyllwild!
Just got back from camping this weekend at Mt. San Jacinto State Park, a nice little camground within walking distance of the adorable sleepy town of Idyllwild. It's always lovely breathing in the crisp mountain air and being surrounded by trees. The weekend was enjoyable and relaxing, we didn't do much except walk around town, nap, drink beer, play cards, and chat.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


"I'm gonna start a fire
You're gonna feel the heat
I'm gonna burn for you
You're gonna melt for me
Come on, come on, into my arms
Come on, come on, give into me"
-Give Into Me, Country Strong soundtrack

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Farmers market, Mekong styleWhat's for sale?

I love going to my local Sunday farmers market to pick out fresh and delicious produce, so it was fun experiencing a twist to that while we were on the Mekong Delta. This photo is from the Can Tho floating market. Each boat advertises what it has for sale on board by tying the items to a pole, a kind of "produce flag". It was funny and awesome.

Monday, May 09, 2011


"There's a new wind blowing like I've never known/ I'm breathing deeper than I've ever done/ And it sure feels good to finally feel the way I do/ I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you"
-Somebody Like You, Keith Urban

Thursday, May 05, 2011


"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you."
-Shakti Gawain

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Oh my, it's May!

Time has flown by far too quickly once again, and I haven’t been able to keep up with the blogging. So here’s a summary snippet of what I’ve been up to since getting back from my trip at the end of January…

Went to Mammoth with Staci & her family, and attempted snowboarding again after 5 years off the mountain. Frustrating at times, but fun and it was beautiful!
Beautiful day on the mountain
It's snowing outside!

Organized anther Night Dive event and it was once again a fun successful evening! The theme was "science fair" so here's the photobooth we set up for people to take free pics at.
Night Dive Photobooth
Night Dive Photobooth

Went hiking to a pretty waterfall. Wish I had time go hiking more often. I will have to try to make it a priority...

Joined a Monday night bowling league, our team name is the “Waves of Fury”. Although we have lots of room to improve, it has been tons of fun drinking beer and bowling with friends.

Went on a mini vacay to visit Ann in Monterey (she's back in California!) and the MRods in San Francisco. We visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium and California Academy of Sciences, two awesome facilities.

Unfortunately, my car was vandalized while parked in Golden Gate Park. Boo. Thanks to "team broken window" for helping me deal with it all, you gals rock!

Also hosted a Grilled Cheese challenge with friends at my place. We all made different types of grilled cheese samples to share and judge. The winner was dill havarti & tomatoes on rye grilled with mayo instead of butter--yum!

Went on our 6th Annual Camping trip. Drank beer, played laddergolf, went to the beach, took a walk, sat around, the usual...

I've also been busy and hard at work. (With a little bit of fun, of course.)

There you have it, February, March and April summed up in a post!