Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Traversing the coast, without responsibility

Jen and I took a quick trip to Torrey Pines on Monday. She suggested we spend my last Christmas vacation day off together, and plan a mini-adventure. Apparently those spontaneous days spent traversing the coast, without responsibility, are few in number once the baby arrives!

We hiked the gentle and relatively short Beach Trail, passing the wind-swept pines and sandstone outcroppings. The deep blue sea and pristine beach below provided a scenic backdrop.

After a nice, quiet rest on a bench overlooking the endless waves approaching the shoreline, we walked back to the visitor's center, and then took off up Highway 101, sun roof open, 80s songs blaring. Lunch was at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, one of our favorite escapes.

I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Our adventure in Peru!

Jen and I ventured to Peru this summer, to visit my father's old Lima stomping grounds. He lived there in the 1950s while his father was stationed at the U.S. Embassy. We also trekked to the Andean highlands and, of course, the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu. It was an awe-inspiring adventure.

The picture here is Jen and me on a ledge at Machu Picchu.

My story about the trip was published in the North County Times. Check it out!