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Greetings from Half Moon Bay, The Pumpkin Capital of the World

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Happy Halloween GOURD-GEOUS SWANS


In the spirit of halloween, i leave you this video from b.o.m. productions - "The American zombie" - 1st of 5 series.


If you can't see the video below, clickHERE to watch it on YOU TUBE

Zip Lining My Way Through the Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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There are seven of us on this tour through the redwood canopy by zipping along lines extended through the trees. Our group is led by Jacob, a very animated guide, and Jim, a quieter one, with a degree in "Outdoor Leadership." Jacob does all the talking (giving instructions), while Jim does the demonstration.  The tour is very organized. Our zip-lining gears – harnesses, helmets and gloves are all laid out so we can easily get into them. Our guides help and instruct us on how to wear our gears, and remind us of the most important rule: Not to touch anything shiny.

I decided to do the zip lining one morning high up in the Santa Cruz Mountains at a wedding and conference facility. I was sitting on the veranda of a rented house nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains, eating leftover cupcakes from the wedding and sipping coffee when I heard the rustling of the majestic trees. Overlooking the veranda was a sweeping view of pine forest and majestic redwood trees. It…

Nike Women's Marathon 2013: Running Through the Streets of San Francisco and Into the Fog

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it's six in the morning and still dark, the adrenaline is already kicking in.

approximately 30,000 thousand runners off to a slow start!!!



we cross the Embarcadero after the one mile marker, greeted by a beautiful view --
the Bay Bridge, partially covered in fog.

we continue to run...walk...straggle

while the sun is trying to come out on the bay.

the rolling fog, the full moon and the Coit Tower provide a dramatic backdrop on the other side
we run through Fisherman's Wharf and into the fog...
 and to the Cable Car turnaround and to the Marina Green and heavier fog
adjacent to the Marina Green is a marina.  on a clear day, the Golden Gate Bridge is visible from here.  but I'm happy at the very tranquil scenery. passing the Palace of Fine Arts, clouded with fog
the fog really thickens after a steep climb to the Presidio, to 7m or 10k marker.














followed by steep descent between the 9m and 10m marker.

then to the Golden Gate Park, 1/4 mile to the finish line.
and to the finish line....






















so pro…

Point Reyes National Seashore: Walking the Trail Politics

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