Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Spring is here, so John, Maddie, and I (way overdressed for the warm weather) went for a hike this Saturday at the Lexington Reservoir.  And let me tell you, it was a bit of a hike.  The trail starts off at one of the steepest inclines I've ever been up, and I couldn't help but stare in disbelief at the runners slowly jogging by.  Hills are not my thing, especially when running.  Luckily, the rest of the hike isn't nearly so steep, and it just becomes a nice climb.

These pretty orange wildflowers dotted almost the entire trail.  Or trails I should say, because we went on several.  And not on purpose. 

To get to the top of the hill and to see this cool view of Silicon Valley, you have to go halfway around a loop.  We decided to just keep going on the loop, since it would take us back to our original trail.  Unfortunately, my map reading skills were poor, and I mostly just followed the people in front of us, who...lead us to an entirely different entrance to the park.  That entrance was about a mile away from where we parked!  So we had to turn around, after we were already pretty exhausted, hot, and thirsty, in search of our car on the other side of the hill.  John seemed to take the detour I lead us on with ease, though I'm not sure I would been so forgiving.  Luckily a Jamba Juice a few miles away revived us.  And frankly, the thought of Jamba kept us going that extra stint.  Next time I'll pay a bit more attention to the map and a bit less attention to the orange flowers.  


  1. you look so tall in that first photo (at least to me)!

  2. I've grown since you saw me last. It's been a good week or so.

  3. Those flowers are so pretty! Sorry that you got a little rerouted. But that's part of the adventure that is life.

    I agree that Kathy looks taller. Must be all that pizza from this past week :)

  4. i love jamba juice. have u finally seen the light?


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