Archive for January, 2013

Beach Walk

I saw Mark for about 15-20 minutes a day on my graveyard shifts. So, it felt like a blessing to be able to enjoy a long walk/hike/climb around Fort Funston on my weekend.

Fort Funston Beach Walk
We watched packs of dogs run into the ocean. Some of them nudged our legs and wagged “hello.” We snapped photos of waves crashing and rock formations. We spotted a crab beaching itself on the shore.

We walked into an old army bunker covered in graffiti.

My legs burned when we had to climb up the steep hill from the beach. We poked around the spot where hang gliders jump off.

We held hands.

It’s a good life.

The Last Duel in California

We live a few blocks away from the site of the 1859 duel between David Broderick and David Terry.

According to a plaque on the memorial marker, this is the last duel in the state.
Last Dueling Site in CA

On our walk with Daisy, I ended up in a “shoot-out” with my hubby. After the count of three, we whipped out our iPhones and started snapping away.

We’ll call it a draw.

Travel Theme: Glass

I found beautiful glass art inside cathedrals, museums and castles in Europe.

Inside Sagrada Família in Barcelona.

Inside the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

Inside Prague Castle in Prague.
Inside Prague Castle

This is my entry for this week’s Travel Theme: Glass.

Elvis at John Wayne

Elvis enjoyed meeting strangers inside John Wayne Airport. His owner says he liked the attention.
Elvis and John Wayne

He liked it a lot.
Elvis and John Wayne
Elvis made us laugh when we wanted to cry. Without meaning to, he added levity to a somber occasion. He also reduced TSA agents to baby talk.

TSA agent: “Who has the shaky-shaky?!?!”
Elvis: (Shaky-shaky his hips)
TSA agent: “Who has the shaky-shaky?!?!”
Elvis: (Shaky-shaky his hips, jingles collar.)
That went on for about five minutes.

He offered unconditional comfort and support with every wag of his furry tail.

Inside John Wayne Airport
We said good-bye to my brother this weekend. He’s back on a mission that will make the world a better place.

Then he’ll come home. We’ll be here, with tails wagging.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

Another year.
Another promise to run more.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved
These are my shoe prints from yesterday’s 2.5 mile run along the beach near Fort Funston. Funston is paradise for dogs. Tails wagging, balls flying and leashes wrapped around their humans. Clearly, my Daisy would be outraged by her 4-legged colleagues who have embraced the leash-less lifestyle. So, I left her at home for this run.

Running Resolutions
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Hello New Year

Good-bye 2012. You started off promising.
Then you kicked my ass in the end. 2013, don’t take this personally. I’m not getting my hopes up for you.

Looking back at 2012