Thursday, February 27, 2014

catching up continues: first stop, Venice Beach

body builders on the boardwalk are for real, well-combed big sand beaches, delicious home cooked meals and Pliny's with friends both old and new. So thankful for the hospitality that allowed a break and a breath.  

a taste of france at a market in venice. not pictured, the beautiful french speakers around us, the shelves of mustards and other french delicacies. 

not the apocolypse, just a glow from a fire on the canals

best first shots with the new olympus!!!

a clasic ashley photo

Perhaps most interesting about this part of our trip was leaving of the SF doomsday Google bubble only to realize that the Google bubble has been making big changes in Venice too. Tech/the innovation economy is the west coast game changer. so interested to see how this all plays out and where/how my story will be a part of it. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

first south

01/15 one storage unit 5x8 and one gertrude the golf, both filled to the gills. such a hard push to whiddle it all down, to say all the "see you laters", to leave the bikes behind. life on the road. ready set, go! South! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


blogging from an ipad, not as easy as I thought it would be. The Blogger app may win out...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Full moon hike!

Sunset before the moon rise on our snow hike.