AKG’s grad school is on break for a WHOLE WEEK! We headed to the mountains in Utah and prayed for snow. As usual, we stayed at his family’s cabin in Brian Head (they also rent it out–check out their website here for availability & details!). A few days before we arrived at the cabin, it had snowed around 17 inches. And when we woke up after our first night there, we got 7 more inches! We headed to the slopes to shred some of that pooowwedderrrr. All weekend we have been bundled up in beanies and layers of sweaters, jackets and warm boots.
My brother and his wife drove down and met us there, as well as more of Austin’s family…it was a perfect day, hardly anyone was there (it was Monday!) and there was plenty of powder to get stuck in ride. I am not that good riding powder, but by the end of the day I had improved a lot. Enjoy the pictures!
Later, we went to Cedar Breaks. Remember what it looks like in the summertime??
While a lot of my friends across the country are enduring below freezing temperatures, I am soaking in the heat & sun of a California winter. ^^ We found this awesome, old, broken down car. I wonder how old it is.
I lived in my hiking clothes this weekend, as we walked all over the hills of Diamond Bar. I wore pants but almost wished I didn’t because of the heat. My hiking boots are my best friends, guys. If you haven’t purchased a good pair (they’re pricey, but I got mine on sale) then you should ask Santa for some. I have these, but would really love these for cold weather hikes.
So many soft, rolling hills! You could see LA in the distance (not in the picture above, that’s facing the other direction), it was that clear and that beautiful.^^ I can never get him to look at the camera… hugs, hanalei
And yeah you’ve probably seen me wearing this ^^ dress a LOT on this blog…it’s pretty much my summer uniform. Sorry.
Our family’s ate at the president’s luncheon and walked around Western U campus, which–funny enough–used to be an outdoor mall in downtown Pomona! It is quite a change to come to a much smaller, more intimate school. It’s right next to Antique Row, which I will certainly post about soon. Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Sometimes when you dream about places far away from you, you forget how amazing places right next to you can be. What started out as a craigslist purchase from someone living in Sacramento, turned into a day adventure to our state’s capitol. The two hour drive was worth it, because I got to sport my sun hat and cash in my free salad/open burrito from the Chipotle festival! It was HOT and sunny; a nice change from the cool and foggy summer weather we usually enjoy on the SF peninsula.
My biking wardrobe consists of leggings and any combination of a: skirt, oversized tee, summer dress, or loose sweater. I’ve seen girls bike in skirts without wearing leggings, but I would rather not flash passersby!
See more pictures of Sacramento!!
It was windy & chilly; a typical San Francisco summer day, in Golden Gate Park! But none the less, the Chipotle Cultivate Festival was delicious and hilarious, AND I sure did learn a lot! Buying local-grown, fresh food seemed to be the take-away message. That, and…don’t ever leave home without your trusty magenta Northface windbreaker (and a scarf)! You never know (or in the case of SF locals–you always know) when a chilly wind will come.
ALso, who in the whole world can say no to free, ^^ fresh guacamole??? No man can, I say.