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October 26, 2011

First Snow

When we first got to Avon the weather was gorgeous - 60-70's during the day.
I forgot how much I missed real fall weather and colors.

the view from our apartment

fall colors :)

we got a few hikes in during our first week

Bud remembers why he loved Colorado so much the first time around..

you just can't fake that blue sky

And then we woke up to this...

the new view from our apartment

replaced campee for snow

Eagle Creek flows right behind us (you can kind of hear it in the video) and it's beautiful

October 13, 2011

We're Moving...

to Vail, Colorado :)

remember this...?
[just picture that with A LOT more snow]

and there will be more of this...

oh and we'll kind of look like this while it's all happening...

I told you we had plans in the works. We leave this Sunday. Ryan got a job teaching ski lessons to 3-6 year olds and I'm still waiting to hear back on my job fate. Our jobs will be seasonal so we should be back in Arizona mid-April when the season ends.

Wish us luck on our journey to the rockies :)

September 02, 2011

Happy Labor Day Weekend from San Diego

We'll be hanging in San Diego until mid-September...

And what happens after that you ask... well plans are in the works :)

August 22, 2011

Day 70-76: Southern California

our life as of late via iPhone photos

wine tasting in Santa Barbara

Zuma Beach in Malibu

Babycakes in Los Angeles

movie shoot right outside our hotel in LA

some really good vegan food at M. Cafe

my favorite on the Walk of Fame :)

so good to be back in SoCal

Day 69-70: Big Sur and Monterey, CA

We heard about the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz from a friend we visited in San Francisco so we tried to go but who knew you needed a reservation?! It was packed. It's hard to explain - learn more here.

Sand Dollar Beach

livin' on the Pacific Coast Highway


full moon in Monterey

August 16, 2011

Day 67-68: San Francisco, CA

Day 1 in SF

what would SF be without a little fog...

Golden Gate Bridge

we rented bikes and road to Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39
*Ry is going to kill me for posting this picture :)


of course we had to have sourdough mmmm

sourdough buddies

we found a sea lion trying to rival Bud's posing

Day 2 - somewhere around Little Italy

we didn't visit the Painted Ladies ["Full House" house included] so this is as good as it's gonna get

Transamerica Pyramid [tallest building in SF]

Oakland Bay Bridge

cable car

I can't keep a straight face when Ry's photo skills are at work..

[more photo credit to Ry - getting up close and personal with nature]

Day 66: California Coast

Redwood Forest

our self-timer photo attempt

How many Gina's can fit across this truck?

so we can upon the Klamath River and there were a number of people crowded on a bridge.. we thought it might be a grizzly bear considering the statue you see above.. so we pulled over to check it out...

turns out it was not a bear...

it was a gray whale!!!

here's a better idea of where we were at on the 101 and why a whale was in a river

we had no idea it had been there since June 23rd.. sad :(