October 2011

Trekking in Tall Timbers

by carbonboy on October 30, 2011

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One wonders if the owner of the antiquated boat is ever going to restore it? When I arrived at Dulles Airport on Friday my seat mate advised me it would be raining and hoped I was not heading north as there was record breaking snow coming. She had moved from Fairfax, VA to San Francisco […]



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by carbonboy on October 28, 2011

I needed to get home as both my driver’s license and auto registration are about to expire and I don’t want to commit to becoming a Californian quite yet (not that I would mind). Also my house in Piney Point needs to be prepped for the winter. I’m sitting in Terminal 2 at SFO and about to get […]


A Day in Emerald Bay

by carbonboy on October 24, 2011

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Likely the most photographed area in Lake Tahoe, and likely not the best photograph! It was a crazy week and I am task not even to talk about it. The weekend finally came and I just knew that I had to get away. So off to Lake Tahoe for a hike down to Emerald Bay. […]


Folsom Lake (yeah the infamous prison is a hop away)

by carbonboy on October 16, 2011

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I was planning my big first hike down to Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe this weekend, and I even bought my Bear Spray – but I got lazy and caught up in more house organizing. So I took my new bike down to Folsom Lake which is about three miles from me (I got a […]


Vegas Revisited – California Reconfirmed

by carbonboy on October 10, 2011

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 The best late night walk on the Strip is through the Venetian Ha – I spent much of the weekend cleaning up the house and the car from the remnants of a 3 and 5 year-old – a combination of spit, snot, hand prints, footprints and melted blue raspberry Popsicles. Amazingly they did no long-term damage […]


Wasting the Day Away in the Hills of El Dorado

by carbonboy on October 1, 2011

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End of a totally relaxing day in El Dorado Hills, CA I put in marathon 12 hour day on Friday to play catch-up from my time away – granted I did all the work from my house. Today I had big plans to clean-up and organize the house (I had two mini-tornadoes ravage the place […]