Sunday, August 22, 2010

'twas a beautiful day in my neighborhood

I spent a gorgeous morning with my friend Vicki at Coyote Point Park wogging the Bay Vista 5K.  

Aside from the great (sustainable) swag we received for this event, it supports a good cause, Building Peaceful Families. I also ran into (haha!) my x-running buddy Mike, who was manning the hydration booth sponsored by the store he works for.





I met some of Vicki's friends/co-workers and after the race, got to ride an electric bicycle manufactured by the husband of one of the ladies.


I think I look just like I did as a kid.  Some things never change, huh?!  LOL! (This is one of Vicki's shots.)

Vicki and I also strolled around taking some more pictures...



Doesn't paddleboarding look like fun???  I wanna try!!! (I think that's either SF or Oakland in the background.)

We finished up the afternoon shooting some snowy egrets and Canadian geese...


I think the two egrets in the middle look like Danny DeVito's Penguin from Batman Returns!




Sorry for all the bird pixs, it was too irresistible to not take a bazillion photos!


I worked on another card for the challenge/swap @ Simply ArTistiC.  It may look familiar : .)

I got the frame/mirror for $.50 at the flea market on Saturday!

I also started my first contribution to an Alice in Wonderland themed trade with Penny...just a little sneak peek for now!!!  heh, heh, heh!!!


I'm off to the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday to hang with friends and run Hood to Coast with some co-workers, so I'll be offline for a week or so.  I'm runner #11 (legs 11, I think 23 & 35, click on Course Maps under Race Information if you're interested in exactly what that involves.  My 2nd leg is around 2:20 am on Saturday, my last leg is the longest and hardest, uphill, when I'll be tiredest, yikes!!!  

I'll post pixs when I get back!  

Have a gud week!!!

5 comments:

Marit said...

A view on SF??? My son just left that city - but it's odd to think you were so close to him! LOVE all the bird pictures and you on the bike - you look sweet!!! Have fun this week dear and give 'm *what's the word to fill in here* (??) Ah, you know what I mean!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving all those photos!!! And that ATC!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lauren said...

"egrets, i've had a few..." as frank sinatra so memorably never sang! HELLO!!!!!!!! lovely pics, btw; & utterly AWESOME alice ATC! btw you're the 2nd person who's mentioned simply ATC to me...so now i am gonna HAVE TO get my butt over there!!! ♥♥♥

Penny said...

Love the birdies!! No fair on the sneak peak!!! I need more!!

Have a wonderful trip!

xoxo

Maritq said...

There's an award for you on my blog dear! (August 31 post) Hope you're doing well???!!!