Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Alaska in July

Travis just returned from a week-long trip visiting his old friend in Yakutat, Alaska. He had a blast and brought home over 50lbs of salmon (whoo-hoo!!!). He spent the week fishing and surfing- yes, SURFING. IN ALASKA. Overall, he picked the best week of the summer to go. He missed out on our 6 consecutive days of 100+ heat. Here are some of the many pictures he took. Looks like it was beautiful and I can't wait to join him next time around.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


It's hot. It's been hot for over a week and it's going to stay hot for another week. Blech. At least I'm on vacation from work. Thank goodness for sleeping in and swimming at my parents house!

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4, 2009

This year we packed up the dogs and headed for the hills. We spent the long weekend enjoying the cool mountain weather (86 vs 100+ in Turlock!) with my parents at their cabin in Mi Wuk. My mom and I spent Friday afternoon relaxing and watching the movie Blindness (I read the book first, and was surprised at how closely the movie followed the book- usually I'm a bit disappointed by book-turned-movie combinations). Travis kindly waited at home finishing up some projects while waiting for my dad to finish work. Saturday morning we woke up early and took the canoes up to Pinecrest Lake for a nice paddle. It was the maiden voyage for both dogs and I'm not sure how much they liked it. Belle kept pacing from side to side of the canoe, almost tipping us quite a few times...it did produce quite the ab workout to keep our canoe righted! Poor Tanner just huddle by my side for the whole trip- I think he knows he can't swim. We returned to the cabin for a fantastic nap before heading out to a BBQ with family friends. After the BBQ the whole lot of us went to Twain Harte for the Concert in the Park series (happens every Saturday night from Father's Day until Labor Day- come try it out, it's great!)...a little wine, a little food, and great music. It was a blues band this time around. We had a such a great time it was hard to return to the valley on Sunday. Thankfully the weather has cooled off a bit- I think it's only going to reach 88 today, THANK GOD!!!

Hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


I just reread the last post and laughed at myself. I somehow messed up the order of the pictures and paragraphs. In case anyone cares... we went to the beach, sailing, the wharf, then dinner. *sigh* It's not a big deal, but it bugs me. Too bad I don't have enough energy to correct the post. It's too hot here.