Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
rather have food and a roof over our head for the next year. Rates at
their beach village, for a two bedroom with a PARTIAL ocean view,
exceed $2,000 per night. The snack stand on the beach was selling a
hot dog & bag of chips combo (no drink included) for $9. Oh, or a cup
of Dippin Dots for $7.50!
Park. My favorite flower was there... and the largest specimen I've
ever seen at that. I ran out of space on the memory card in my camera
so I was left with nothing more than my iPhone camera.
fact I learned was that the Mayans eventually reached a 90% success
rate with skull surgery. I feel bad for all the warriors who helped
the doctors 'practice' while working their way up from their original
30% success rate.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
MUCH MONEY! Get in touch with me and I'll give you a list of charities
where you can more productively spend that cash that's burning a hole
in your pocket. Better yet, just send that cash directly to me.
the yappin' those things could do! Sea World does offer an impressive
shark exhibit - there were a few small children visiting the exhibit
that I was tempted to feed to the sharks. Then I heard Sea World
frowns on that sort of thing.
to think that 'fish are friends, not food'. We joked about how bad
they smelled but later wondered if they were grossed out by the aroma
coming from the pizza place next to their exhibit.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
the day going up and down these stairs. After realizing I had forgot
my hat and would burn to a crisp without it, it was back up the stairs
to the parking garage to get my hat, then back down to the beach again.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
condition we're in, that might not have been the best decision. The
singletrack was far better than anything we see in Ventura County, but
the car was a sight for sore eyes after our legs and lungs gave out on
us. All in all we got in a 4 hour ride.
biking, my motivation level is much higher the night before than the
morning of. There's just something about dragging yourself out of a
nice toasty bed so you can torture your lungs and legs on an all-day
Monday, June 23, 2008
bit. The water was so cold at first that I couldn't catch my breath
for about 30 seconds. After that it really did feel good, but we froze
when we got out and had to make a mad dash for the car and the
awaiting $3 beach towell we purchased along with the floaties.
outside the Big Bear Discovery Center. If you ever have the time, I
highly recommend that you don't waste it at this place, although the
bathrooms were nice and the bear statue is worth a few minutes of your
are closed to bikes so hoofin' sounded just fine. We stopped about
half way to the top for this photo, with Big Bear Lake in the
background, as well as the mountain ridge we plan to bike tomorrow.
reminding her that generally to have such plant life means either rain
or snow, and I don't like either! Besides, this heavily forested area
is just hours from home and easy enough to get to over a weekend to
help donna get her 'tree fix.'
Sunday, June 22, 2008
in Big Bear Lake, but the bike shop folks were very helpful and we
managed to get in a four hour ride Sunday afternoon. The air is
definately thinner at 7,000 feet - my legs are fine but my lungs still
hurt, hours later, after a few thousand feet of climbing.