Blue Mountain Range

On Friday, we took a ride up Hicks Rd in Los Gatos towards Mt. Umunhum. The day started out party sunny with a forcast of rain so we decided to get started early in hopes of making the best of the day before it started to rain. We were rewarded with a fairly nice day, albiet a bit windy.

We made a road side stop that overlooks the Guadalupe reservoir which was low as it is usually at this time of year.

We noticed that at the bottom of the reservoir was an old VW Beetle.

We eventually made to Mt Umunhum Rd where we could go no further. The summit was at one time used by the US Air Force as part of an early warning radar system, the base of which can still be seen. Jim snapped a few photos.

On the way back, we passed a restaurant that was a bit out of place called La Foret on Bertram Rd.

Dispatch from the sky

We have arrived in San Jose after a rather 5.5 hour textbook flight from Philadelphia. I usually try to sit next to the window so I can watch the clouds and scenery pass. I was treated to some great clouds and mountain terrian.

I took an unopened bag of rice chips with us which I pulled out mid-flight. I was surprised to see how much more inflated the bag had become at 35,000 ft!

Jim's checked bag came up on the belt almost immediately while mine arrived 15 minutes later. We were then treated to a great dinner at Mimi's Cafe.

PhillyMINI Four Dogs Run

Jim and I participated in PhillyMINI's Four Dogs Run on July 9, 2006 for a spirited two hour run through some twisty backroads of PA ending with a great lunch and good company at the Four Dogs Tavern. Molly and hazel did very well both on the run and at the restuarant, even garnering some comments “you have very well behaved dogs!”

Photos from the event:

** Kathy's Flickr set of the event (33 photos).
**Joe's (mini2nv2004) Shutterfly set of the event (28 photos).
**Stella's (VelocityGirl) Shutterfly set of the event (133 photos).
**James' (jaMEs) Shutterfly set of the event (18 photos).