Month: December 2013

Winter in a Resort Town in Southern California

     Winter in the mountains make you feel like you are far away from the sand, the shore, the malls and the sweaty deserts of Southern California.     Winter in the mountains almost makes you believe sometimes, you can close your eyes and wake up in Colorado. There are mountain slopes, glowing white with fresh …

The Best Orange Juice Ever

This morning I had the most amazing orange juice. I have not had orange juice this good since 2007 when I was in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest. Yes, the best orange juice I have ever had in my life was served to me in a tiny cafe in the Marionplatz.        And randomly in Germany of all …

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

I’m currently recovering from having way to much fun in nature. It’s been a week of snow shoes hikes and running up mountain trails in snow. My cat trax are always strapped to my Asic running shoes these days to help me not slip and slide on the icy trails. Believe me, my muscles hurt …

A Morning at Bear Creek

    The last few mornings have been so epically beautiful up here in my mountain forest.        There is a storm moving in from the west and the clouds a thousand feet below me have been so gorgeous every morning as I’ve run down the mountain trails and into the rolling fog.         I …

Tandem Bike Adventure

   Yesterday I sat on a beach in the sunshine and did nothing.   Absolutely nothing.    It was fantastic.   That has to be one of life’s greatest pleasures, just feeling the sand between your toes and listening to the waves and feeling the sun shine on your skin.   The beach is two hours from my home, …