Tag Archives: things to do

When summer time is here, everything feels right

16 May

With summer coming up, there are a lot of things to look forward to.  It gets very warm here in the summer but there are a few things that never get old even when the weather is unbearably warm.  My two favorite seasons are winter and summer for the exact opposite reasons involving weather.  I love snow and I love being in the water.  Here are a few things I’m looking forward to this summer.

Shaded hikes near my place.

Doing outdoorsy things like skeet shooting with my dad and step dad.  I don’t hunt, I love animals too much but shooting the clays is a lot of fun!

Weekend warrior trips with friends.  I have an upcoming trip to Vegas with some of my best friends from east to west coast!

Barefoot lake days and nights.

And sunny coastal days.  When it’s clear out, you can see everything in the bay.

Bring on the summer times, I’m ready.

Scooter Date in Berkeley, CA!

9 Nov

Since last weekend was Ian’s last full weekend in the bay area before he’s off this coming weekend to start his snowboarding season, we decided that on Sunday we would go to Berkeley to use these Groupon‘s we got (which is one of the best fun creating websites) that allowed us to rent scooters for three hours.  Also, Chelsea and Anthony were able to join us for a double date!  We went to a Thai food lunch and then Scootered our little hearts out.  I can’t tell you how much fun this was and how easy it is to rent these things.  Our scooters were eco-friendly so luckily they didn’t go too fast.  Although that would have been fun, I’m sure we would have had some sort of accident.  I laughed almost the entire time riding the scooters it was so much fun.  Here are some photos:

Getting started.

Picking Chelsea up!

Of course Ian needed to test these things out to the extreme 🙂

He’s not in focus here but I thought this was pretty funny!

Anthony!

Chelsea and Anthony

After we played around downtown for a bit we let Anthony tour us around since he went to UC Berekeley and this was his old stomping grounds.  Here is the football stadium.

It’s currently under major construction!

Then we moved on to see the hills of Berkeley.  These scooters don’t climb very well but we tried to get as high up as possible.  It’s really beautiful up there!

The AstroTurf field!

This was Anthony’s old dorm.  Isn’t it such a beautiful building??

The trees and vines as we climbed the Berkeley hills continued to get more and more lush.  This was the ivy on the front of a house!

Ian and I acting and looking silly.

This spot overlooked the entire Berkeley area and San Francisco skyline!  I don’t have a great photo of it but it was incredible.

My scooter made it the farthest up the hill surprisingly!  Because they were electric they had somewhat of a harder time chugging up the steep hills.

This is the view near someone’s garage… I can only imagine what the view from their house looks like!

This was one of the funnest days I’ve had.  I know I’m pretty easy to please but this was a fun idea and I’d recommend it to anyone!

Swinging on Steroids?!

23 Sep

Our fellow blogger, Kathleen, has shared something extremely cool, that she has recently conquered, with the world recently that I’ve just become fascinated with!  Anyone who has done this is my hero.  Yet somehow if I ever get the chance I don’t know how I’d ever turn it down… but seriously check this out!