25 January 2010

Not Much to Report

While Josh is back in Good Ol' Minneapolis for a conference, Lucy and I are holding down the fort. It's been raining like crazy here, so as soon as it let's up we get out for walks. On the bright side, while Josh is gone, Lucy snuggles with me way more!

17 January 2010

Exploring Point Reyes

Yesterday Janelle and I drove over to the coast looking to catch glimpses of whales and elephant seals. Our destination was Point Reyes National Seashore. The views from the historic lighthouse where amazing with huge waves crashing to shore from the incoming winter storm.

While talking with the park rangers at the lighthouse we heard there where 300 elephant seals relaxing on the beach near the historic lifeboat station. On our way down we encountered some Happy California Cows. This cow decided to cross the road right in front of us. After yielding to the local residents we made our way to the seal overlook area. The elephant seals where huge! There where moms nursing their pups while the others laid lifeless on the beach.

06 January 2010

A Christmas Hiatus.

We had an unusual Christmas this year.

When we got to SFO and checked in for our flight home, we were delayed to the point that we were going to miss our connection in Denver, so we ended up rescheduling for December 26 out of Sacramento. After a couple hours of sitting at home alone on Christmas Eve, we decided to make it special by heading up the South Lake Tahoe for the night. We had dinner, went to church and the casino that night, and on Christmas, we went tubing at Heavenly.

We finally made it to Minnesota on the 26th and had a great time. While it was amazingly cold, we still enjoyed seeing everyone and making up for the Christmas' we missed.