30 August 2009

Summer Retrospective: Part I

For me, summer began at the end of April when I was able to spend an extended weekend in southern California. My sister and I happened upon a great viewing spot for the race from Newport to Ensenada.

I also took a little detour to experience an event known as the "The 1st 7th Grilled Cheese Invitational." I've always been a fan of cheese in just about any form, so it's hard to resist an event dedicated entirely to celebrating its yumminess in a gooey, grilled format.

Summer 2009 is also when my love of tart frozen yogurt started. I tried a few places...maybe 6 to be exact.

In May, I hiked 7.7 miles along the Clackamas River Trail. I'm still sporting a bruised toenail as a result of that trek. It was worth it.

At the end of June, I took advantage of a sunny weekend and made a jaunt to the Summer Kite Festival in Lincoln City. I made it in time to watch the Running of the Bols, which is a fun event -- if you like to run in sand with a giant kite strapped to your back.

09 August 2009

Oh, the places you'll go!

July saw me running across the continent from Maine to British Columbia, with stops in Oregon, Washington, and Utah sandwiched somewhere in between.

It was a month of inspiring views and conversations--with a dash of personal contemplation--and a healthy renewal of perspective as I look to what the next stage in my life will bring.

In the meantime, I hope to find a few moments to share some photos and recommendations with you should you find yourself meandering the streets of Vancouver or soaking in the vistas of Casco Bay.