Sunday, July 31, 2005

Chicago: July 28-31

Since Andrea had to head out this way anyway (ICBIC in Ann Arbor), Greg came along and we spent 4 days exploring Chicago. We stayed at the Tremont, just off N Michigan Ave.
We spent the days wandering around, looking at buildings in The Loop, enjoyed the Millennium Park a lot, with the bridge, the fountain, and the big and shiny bean (unfortunately just being renovated).
We went up the Hancock Tower, walked along the beach and, of course, had a lot of good food. More details about the eatings are here.

View through the Cloud Gate

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Carnegie Cabin at Tomales Bay: 15-17 July, 2005

This weekend Jon organized a group trip up to the Carnegie's cabin in Inverness near Tomales Bay. There were the two of us, Jon and Cati, Steve and Dianna, Carl, Aaron and Jolie and Roswell.
We mainly hung out, started Sat. morning with BBQ for lunch and some bloody Mary's later went down to the beach to dip our feet into the water. Roswell got skunked, but luckily there was lots of leftover tomatoe juice. The 2nd night the two of us slept outside on the porch, less noise and more fresh air. Carl and us thought about doing some hiking on our way back near Stinson Beach/Muir Beach, but the traffic jam started already at the highway exit ramp, thus we just went home...

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Berry Creek Falls: 10 July, 2005

Big Basin Redwood SP, Santa Cruz Mountains, 10.5 miles

from Headquarters along Skyline to the See Trail to Berry Creek Falls, Berry Creek Falls Trail up Silver Falls and Golden Cascade Falls, Sunset Trail back to Headquarters

Chris and Greg among the redwoods on the way in:

Looking down the falls:

Local wildlife: