January 27, 2010
The (Pretty) Big Snow 11:27 PM
January 23, 2010
Closeness and courage 8:37 PM
January 18, 2010
Waiting for the Big Snow 10:41 PM
Despite arriving to a fair amount of snow on the ground last week, and another 15-20 cm a few days ago, the impending snow storm is the one we've been waiting for, not to mention one of the reasons we decided to spend the winter here in Truckee. While Elias and Frêney don't really care whether it's a few centimeters or a couple meters, daddy does... So really it's me doing the most waiting and being the most optimistic. Although both boys (well at least Elias) do love the thrill of snow falling and accumulating
January 14, 2010
The winter is still full of plenty of unknown and unplanned adventures, but now we have Truckee as a base for the next few months while we ski, play in the snow, and make the occasional get away to other exciting places here in California. The boys can play with their cousin Sage, and we all can try to get a feel for the community that we have sensed on previous visits.
January 12, 2010
Kissing alpaca 10:36 PM
Enjoy this little guy and his new friends!
January 1, 2010
The year of getting dirty 12:01 AM
While our adventures already began a few weeks ago, the dawn of 2010 brings with it the vision of our planned year together on the road. Up until now, we have been planning and preparing, but now our mission begins. We leave again the comforts of home and head into the unknown, well at least partly. We have no definite plans for where we are headed or what we expect, only that we want to spend this time together as a family learning, growing and most importantly....getting dirty! After a recent day trip into the mountains, the thought struck me that what we really are looking for is to immerse ourselves in nature, to, yeah, get dirty.
As the year progresses we'll see where we end up, but along the way we want to feel course granite with our finger tips as we boulder in places like the Buttermilks in the east side of the Sierras, taste the salty breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean as we comb the sandy beaches along the coast, enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets in remote places, sleep under the stars, enjoy the snow under our skis and the dirt under our bare feet, see lots of wild animals, and just plain be outside as much as possible.
In the short time we already have been here, we've already had a good start, but now it's time to really pull up the anchor and set sail. We hope that you, also will join us as we journey along and share our adventures both in words and images. And above all, we hope that you too will make time to get out.