Friday, February 12, 2016

10 things I’m excited about in February

1)   We managed to get a snow trip in this season. We visited big bear and we skied at snow summit. Oh my goodness every year I renew my love for cold weather and alpine imagery. It makes everything worth it.
2)   I am so officially a grad student now. My first every graduate level classes are am Taking Finite element methods and the mechanics of sintering. It didn’t take long for those classes (only three weeks) to kick my butt and I am excited for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

20 hours in Big Bear

We usually go on our annual ski trip in the week leading to Christmas. With the winter break come and gone and school already starting, we were concerned that we missed our chance to go skiing. Not to be deterred, we decided to take the quickest weekend trip up to big bear to ski on Snow Mountain for the first time. 

Alex and I drove up to Big Bear late Friday night, skied all afternoon on Saturday, and drove back home late Saturday night.

We had so much fun skiing at snow summit. We started in the bunny slopes just to warm up and decided that it was time to try a new challenge. All the signs directed us to chair 9 but that chair was only open until 4:30. We finished the day working on Summit Run.

Photos to follow after the jump

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Best of Our Wedding Photos

A lot has happened since Alex and I married on September 18th 2015. The guests went home, we went on our honeymoon, and we went about establishing a comfortable routine at home as newlyweds. When Alberto from TheGlare Photography came through with our wedding photos we were able to relive our wedding fun all over again. 

Alberto gave us hundreds of photos. I was able to narrow it down to tens of photos to share with all of you. More photos after the jump

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Los Cabos Day 7: Horseback Riding and Cabo Azul Spa in our Last Day

We went horseback riding at the Bonanza Ranch for one hour on the beach. It was so beautiful and a completely different experience than I have ever had before.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Los Cabos Day 6: Puerto Los Cabos

Our original plan for today was to buy a day pass at a local spa, but my stomach wasn’t agreeing with me. We also thought it might be nice to visit Playa Medano again but my goodness the wind has really picked up since the earlier parts of our visit. Hurricane season is almost in full force. We decided instead to visit the Puerto Los Cabos Marina to round our experiences in San Jose Del Cabo.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Los Cabos Day 5: Cabo San Lucas and Playa Medano

We woke up early and got on the bus to Cabo San Lucas the way we learned on Christmas day to meet with Rancho Tours using the tickets we bought the day before.

The Panga Tour was so much fun. We took lots of seabreezy photos and gawked at the mostly undisturbed sea lion population. The Panga Capitan pointed out the points of interest and told jokes. He threw out bread so the fish and birds would swarm the boats. I at this point had not seen a single fish in the glass window of our glass bottom boat. The wind picked up and was much more tumultuous than in the previous days. The water was too choppy to bring us to lovers beach during high tide even though I dutifully packed two hotel towels and a light lunch as recommended by my guidebook. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Los Cabos Day 4: Christmas Day

 We decided to take the bus to Cabo San Lucas Proper for the first time today. Businesses were closed and so were the inter city serving buses. We walked around, did a bit of shopping, had lunch at Cabo Wabo, and booked some tours for the following day.