Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

We went over to Russell and Alice's for some pumpkin carving and eating some pumpkin stew. A good time was had by all except I think I'm done looking at pumpkins for a while now :)

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In other news, we both got some new hiking shoes this weekend so now we're ready to conquer even more of the world! Too bad it's been rainy here these last two weekends.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Big Sur

We went down to Big Sur on Saturday and did a (very) small amount of hiking and some exploring of what the Pacific coast south of the Bay Area had to offer. Just like most things, probably the most enjoyable place that we went was a random stop along the way.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Danielle was sick today, but I went with Jacob over to Big Basin for a short hike through the some Redwood forest. It was great to just get out of the city for a bit. The pictures turned out horrible for the most part because it was so dark and I had to use some ridiculous ISO, but still got a few cool ones. We also had to stop for deer on the road twice on the way back so it felt a bit like home.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fall Decor

This last weekend we went and picked apples at an orchard down in Watsonville (I'm slacking on the pictures!), so Danielle picked enough to make a pie. She also bought some fall/Halloween decor. We took some pics of both between the nail-biting innings of the Twins first postseason game(!).

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P.S. And yes, I'm nerdy enough to shut off the lights and bust out the tripod for a night shot :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dirty, Dirty Politics

While avoiding my actual political views altogether, I'm really frustrated this year by the dirty politics happening this election season (particularly the California governor race). It's ridiculous. This is my first election season in California, so perhaps this is pretty much like normal, but it's more than I can stand. Until tonight (while I was trying to write this, ironically), I had yet to see a single ad on tv or mass mailing about why I should vote for a candidate. Every other ad - and there's been a lot! - has been about why we shouldn't vote for one of the candidates. Come on! I want to hear about something good that someone did, not just elect the one with the least dirty laundry. Ok, I'm done ranting now, but seriously, it makes me want to not vote for either side, but that means I pretty much throw away my vote in this environment.