I spent my first official weekend as a California resident enjoying the great outdoors. While most of the midwest was buried in snow, we were experiencing nothing short of ah-mazing weather. I promise. I'm not trying to rub it in.
While the major goal for the weekend was to purchase a bike so I could leave the bloody battle commute on the 101 behind, we spent most of our weekend in the Midpeninsula Open Space District. The Open Space area is 60,000 acres of land protected for public enjoyment, and enjoy it we did.
Saturday consisted of a 3 mile hike in Monte Bello, and Sunday was a 5 mile hike in the Los Trancos and Coal Creek reserves. We're planning to hit Russian Ridge next weekend.
Enjoying the view after a fun picnic lunch at Coal Ridge
In other news, I did end up getting the bike of my dreams, a Dahon Mariner, and I love her! (If you're doubting, it's a her, don't try to argue this point. You will lose.)
This morning was the first of my 5 months of eco-friendly commutes. I ride my bike 3 miles to the the station, sit back and enjoy 45 miles of train ride, then ride another 2 miles to Creative B'stro. We're hoping to move to the city / San Francisco in May once our initial lease is finished, and then my husband will have the joy of riding the Apple bus, which includes wi-fi. Rough.