Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Mt Tam and Bon Tempe by Lipinski
Luckily the way was dotted with trees and oleander bushes, because as the sun rose higher in the sky, the chill was being replaced by a building heat.
The first half of the way was relatively flat and was easy peasy... and then it began getting progressively steeper. I walked by houses, Scotty's market, finally the two Home Owner Associations that sit at the end and found myself at the beginning of a bike trail.
They called this the Sleepy Hollow divide. I had heard there was a fire road that the kids at San Domenico are told about. They are to evacuate the school in case of fire in the canyon via this road. There were probably 20 cars sitting at the end of the road, and as I walked along I saw that this is quite a popular place to be. LOTS of people walking their dogs. Despite the bike route sign I only saw one bike, but it was 9:30 on a Tuesday morning. I even ran into our receptionist Meg and her son walking their dogs... small world up there in the hills.
As I walked along I looked back over Terra Linda and
thought how pretty those California hills are. They framed the verdant village below, making it look like a cool and comfortable haven.
Once I hit the crest of the road I looked down on San Anselmo. But what I was looking at was Brookside School, not Sleepy Hollow...I walked on...
There was an estate sitting at the edge of this open space that looked like a place I would like to live. they had a beautiful pool, vineyards and a tennis court.
The further I walked the more I felt like I was becoming a part of a beautiful landscape painting. A really good one. One where you can smell summer and feel the heat of a 90 degree day.
And there it was, the view. I have seen this view in many artist's works.Our venerable Mt. Tam standing watch over the people below. The blue sky softening as it touches the horizon.
One more look at my dream house. Courts on the right, house above.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Part of the wonderfulness of living in the San Francisco Bay area is... well the bay! There are so many places to visit. From the bay you can go all the way to our State Capital in Sacramento, or up a river to Napa. You can explore the estuaries of Alameda, the state park at Angel Island or tie up off the Embarcadero of San Francisco. And as you can imagine all this exploring can be better by boat.
(Vinny taking a picture of Menage)
(Menage at the Taj)
Shelter Cove in Sausalito
(Fort Baker/Cavallo Point)
Some ham radio operators gathered nearby for a little BBQ and had their antennas up. One of them brought this Land Rover vehicle... Thought it was pretty cool.
Glenn and I found this tasting room on our last visit to TI. We wanted to introduce Dana.
I am guessing he liked the wines! I dropped a Wine Wars card on them and Jim from Treasure Island Wines gave me his card and suggested I email him about the event. BUT.... my emails are being bounced back. (I think I shall do this the old fashioned way and send him more information in the snail mail...)
after rounding a mark.
Off the immigration station people were enjoying the day.
I can picture the old President now...
Home, we head off for another adventure on anther day.
You have to ask yourself, how did we get so lucky? Good news though for you without boats, we will recreate this or another boat adventure if you are the winning bidder in our Wine Wars live auction. One of the items is a day on the day with gourmet lunch... We promise we won't let you spill your wine! Have you RSVPed? see this and our other donations at http://www.winewarsii.com/
Hope to see you out there some day!
In the meantime we hope to see you at Wine Wars where we will be raising a glass and funds to end Cancer in our lifetimes!