A Short (Sort Of) Catch-Up

Wow! We’ve been bad about updating this thing. So much has piled up since the last time we posted that we’ll necessarily have to be brief (quit your rejoicing). First, we went on a beautiful hike with our friend Kristen - she’s awesome. We have a couple funny shots we took at lunch involving amusingly placed strawberries, but since this is a PG-rated site we won’t share (quit your rejoicing - I dun told you twice now!). Windy Hill is part of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and it’s truly amazing to see all this beautiful park land stretching from the valley up to Skyline Drive and the ocean beyond. Even more amazing - it’s surrounded by towns composed of nothing but mulit-million dollar estates. I can’t even imagine what it might be worth.
Windy Hill Trail

The next week, Howard was in SF for some healthclub owner’s convention type thing. We met him on Friday and had a great dinner. We were walking around and I got a call on my cellphone from a friend back in Chicago. Turns out, he and his partner were two blocks away from us leaving the movies. So, we had an impromptu Chicago reunion over dessert. The next day, we drove down to Monterey and drove the 17-Mile Scenic Drive past Pebble Beach and Big Sur. Just one picture perfect vista after another. Then we went to dinner at this amazing place called Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn. The restaurant was all-glass and perched literally on stilts 1200′ feet above the waves crashing onto the sheer cliffside. Yep, life in Cali is pretty darn rough.

For the sake of brevity (I won’t dignify your reaction by responding), I’ll skip the San Bruno Mountain hike. Suffice it to say, we should know to consult weather.com before we leave the house. As you know, shortly thereafter Roger jetted off to Galway, Ireland for a week of work. I’d have loved to have joined him for some sightseeing for a few days, but we don’t have any vacation days to spare with the cruise coming up in August.

Lastly (no, really) we have an addition to the family. No, Bucca is still with us. I know many of you are car fans, so I’m posting pictures of my new baby (loved my old car, but when the warranty ran out, things got downright frightening). Mine has the wheels shown in the front view pic, but otherwise my car looks exactly like this. After threatening to walk out on the salesman and calling him a liar twice, I got a pretty good deal. Sheesh, I hate that haggling crap.
Scott's Baby from Front

Roger promised to post more during the week. Gotta go, my dinner’s getting cold!

6 Responses to “A Short (Sort Of) Catch-Up”

  1. Denny Says:

    Glad to finallly hear from you and know that you are both doing good. :-)

  2. Nine Says:

    Nice car Scott! You guys look great (although Tam has some issues with Rog’s shirt :-))
    Thanks for updating us. It’s good to hear you guys are doing well.

  3. Paula Says:

    You both look really fit. Send some good weather our way. The car looks great Scott.

  4. Paula Says:

    I hope that pic of you two wasn’t taken hiking- if it is, my idea of fashionable hiking gear is way off :)

  5. Pete Says:

    Scott,
    Thanks for the update. The pictures are terrific. With an everyday life like that, what the heck are you going on a cruise for? I think they’d need a gun to get me to leave. Or, I suppose, I could deal with the traffic for a week ;)

    The car looks very cool. I love the anti-Rog locks. Do those come standard?

    As for your negotiating skills, I tried tried them and they didn’t work as well for me. After threatening to walk out and repeatedly calling the cashier a liar, security was summoned to pry the Vadalia onion out of my hand and escort me to the parking lot of out local grocery.

    Thanks again for the update. I hope you can shame Rog into posting as well. :)

    Pete

  6. Liz Says:

    What a great post… we’re going to have to start planning our SF trip. Note that we just invited ourselves to visit you… we’re dangerous that way. You guys do look very handsome, and your car rocks. But where will you fit the car seat(s)? Hope to see you soon.