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Bikes + Bakeries

Training rides are rewarding (and necessary) for sure. But, every cyclist, triathlete, and weekend warrior knows that there are infinite benefits to be reaped from a long, leisurely ride with friends, enjoying two-wheeled bliss and great scenery, no matter where your steed may carry…

September 17, 2011

Stinson Beach + The Coastal Trail

If there is one thing to be loved about the San Francisco Bay area, it is that there are thousands of mini adventures to be had within an hours’ drive of your front door. Most especially if you enjoy exploring, eating, riding, and running.…

August 28, 2011

The Quiet

My little eyes opened slowly to the sounds of birds chirping, gentle rays of early morning sunlight peeking in from the tiniest spaces between the curtains and the window frame. I rolled over to check the time: 5:52am Sunrise had arrived in Gallatin and…

July 12, 2011

The North Bay

We aren’t planners, my husband likes to say, we’re the spontaneous type. And, I am learning, to a degree, he is right. But I am one of “those people” – that likes to have things just so, frequently comes up with what sound like…

May 21, 2011

Boston

The first flight I ever took alone was to Boston; I was 9ish, and flew across the country with a little handmade journal to visit my best childhood friend, whose family lived in a swanky apartment building, tucked into Fulton Street on the edge…

April 29, 2011

Pleased to Meet You, Mt. Tam

While the biking culture in Portland was fabulous, the rides promising, and the whole “bikey vibe” pretty much infused into everything in the city to include the coffee and art at our favorite restaurants (ie: Tasty and Sons huge mural welcoming you into their…

February 9, 2011

Postcards from the Big Island

Occasionally, when I find a good sunset (frequently) or time to myself (infrequently) on Ali’i Drive, I scoot on my ‘slippahs‘ and head out the door with camera in hand. This last trip was no exception, though I spent only a short, sweet time…

January 8, 2011

A Hui Hou

I have never so happily paid for over-weight baggage. In retrospect, I mean. While I was standing at the counter, so certain that I would miss my departing flight to Honolulu (which I did,) so hot because I was wearing what Mark so lovingly…

January 4, 2011

The Swim

Monday morning, I was packing up our apartment in rainy, lovely Portland. The sun rose over the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning, streams of headlights pouring into and out of San Francisco visible from our balcony in Oakland. And by Friday, I was greeting…

December 17, 2010

The Pearl

The way with which my favorite 9 mile trail run through Portland’s Forest Park¬† played out on this winter’s day could be a microcosm for life here in PacNW from beginning to end for me: MILE 1: Head out, dressed and ready to go.…

December 11, 2010