SUMMARY: Much hikeage.I rose at the crack of sunrise today--always worthwhile when one has a nice view like this out one's back windows:
[April 2013, well, dang, this no longer seems to work--just go directly here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2416005154808&l=328227619913328997]
That was so I could toss the Merle Girls into MUTT MVR, drive up to Milpitas--about 20 minutes from here--and meet IN PERSON the famous Dawn of the "Dawn King" blog, all the way in from Michigan on vacation. For some odd reason she recognized MUTT MVR as we pulled into the hotel and greeted me hardly before I'd gotten out of the car. She was even nicer in person that she is in the blog, and that's pretty darned nice. here. (You can click the map options and choose satellite or hybrid view, and zoom in a bit.) We asked a couple of nice homeless-looking people to take our photo. here. Then I had to take my leave to go home and meet up with another friend to drive up to Alum Rock Park and hike up into Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. It ended up being just under 6 miles and 1300 feet elevation gain. That's a lot of up! (And back down, of course.) Here we are at the top of the world. Too bad it was such a hazy day and there were no homeless people to take our photo, so we had to rely on Mr. Self-Timer. here. (For some reason, there aren't satellite photos of the whole thing. But you can select map options of terrain, instead.) The rest of my photos are here.
On the way home, we stopped at the mall and had frozen yoghurt--mine had blackberries in it. (Thanks, Linda!)
I was home briefly, then got a call from my seester and her spouse, and they came and took me back to the mall, where we walked halfway around it to get dinner. Then back to the car, drove to the NEXT mall, and browsed in the bookstore for a while (standing up, of course). Finally home
Why exactly am I so tired?