Sunday, December 13, 2009

Lake Tahoe

Winter Vacation: OK, so it wasn't exactly a hike, but we did spend some time out in Lake Tahoe at Mark & Mika's cabin. We chose a perfect time to go - it was actually snowing most of the weekend. This powdery soft snow fall was Aria's first.

We did make some footprints out in the snow at an outdoor frisbee golf course where we got some puffy baby "star" photos...

This weekend's cabin guests: Mark, Mika, Aiden, Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike & Suporn.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Coyote Hills #1

Halloween Hike: Another smaller group today (we missed you Jib!) so we went to another close by hiking trail - Coyote Hills in Fremont. We ventured out on a climb in super foggy weather, and still had enough time to get back in time for Aria's first Halloween (see link to our Halloween album below for our little Princess Leia).
  • Rating:
    Pros: close by, different trails so can pick and choose level of hike, great view; Cons: can be foggy most of the time (and cold).
  • Difficulty:
    We chose a steeper climb this time
  • Best Season(s):
Today's Hiking Group: Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike, Suporn, & Jam

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Aria's First Pumpkin Patch: We visited J.E. Perry Farms, in Ardenwood today to give Aria a first experience at a pumpkin patch. We'll probably need to go back again next year so Aria will remember any of it though. For now, we have lots of photos were taken with the pumpkins, cutouts, corn maze, and on the giant haystack.

Today's Pumpkins: James, Supak, Miriya, Jonah, Rodney, Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike & Suporn.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dry Creek Regional

Since we were a smaller group today, we decided to go to a nearby hiking trail: Garin/Dry Creek Regional Parks in Hayward. We were pleasantly surprised that such a beautiful view (of the Hayward Industrial district and Mission) and a nice garden was so close by our home. Hopefully, we will be able to come out more often for a quick hike.

We topped off the hike with lunch at Bombay Gardens in Newark.
  • Rating:
    Pros: close by for quick and convenient hike, pretty garden; Cons: creek is dry :-P
  • Difficulty:
  • Best Season(s):
Today's Hiking Group: Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike & Suporn

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve

Our second hike today was at the El Corte de Madera Open Space Preserve in Redwood City. More nice tall trees and a hidey hole or two were found on this hike. We ended this great day at the Cheesecake Factory in Palo Alto.
  • Rating:
    Pros: beautiful forest, nice relaxing hike; Cons: there were some suspicious smells that weren't too pleasant.
  • Difficulty:  Moderate climbing
  • Best Season(s):
Today's Hiking Group: Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike, Suporn, Jam, & Jib.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Redwood Regional Park

Aria's First Hike: We decided to take Aria on her first hike ever today. Hopefully, she will take to the great outdoors when she gets older because of this early start (at less than 3 months old). Mom & Dad traded off strapping her to them while trekking through the Redwood Regional Park in Oakland. It was a great adventure and a pretty steep climb for our first hike.
  • Rating:
    Pros: tall trees in the forest, interesting scenery; Cons: a slightly longish drive from home.
  • Difficulty:
    A reasonably steep climb, but is do-able if you take it slow.
  • Best Season(s):
Today's Hiking Group: Brian, Ranica, Aria, Mike, Suporn, Jam, & Jib.

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