Hiking Edgewood County Park

I never got around to writing about my hike from last Saturday, but better late than never! Last weekend I hiked in Edgewood Park in San Mateo County. I completed a loop that was just over 1.6 miles, and was a mix of shaded and open areas. It was a very hot day, so the shaded…

Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

One of my favorite summer time activities after a stressful week of work is to get out in the woods and go for a hike. The weather was very pleasant this weekend, and it just so happened that my husband had rented a new camera that he wanted to test out before buying, so we…

Review of ‘Wild’

I’ve always been into wilderness adventure books, but what I loved about this one was the raw detail that the author uses to describe her journey. Wild is a true story, more of a memoir, written by Cheryl Strayed about her summer hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in an effort to rediscover herself and come…

Cross Country Move Part 2: Missouri to California

We managed to arrive in Sunnyvale yesterday before the leasing office closed so we could stay in our own apartment last night. Nebraska was the windiest and most boring state to drive through ever. Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada were much prettier and scenic, though the stopping points were few and far between. I had hoped…

My favorite president, The Wilderness Warrior

Written by Douglas Brinkley, The Wilderness Warrior tells the life of my favorite president, Theodore Roosevelt. Teddy was one of the most conservation friendly presidents, growing up with an avid interest in wildlife, nature, and the world around him. The book, whose full title is The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America,…

Neature Walks

I’m sure most people have seen these videos already, but they crack me up so I thought I’d share. Enjoy!