Parque Natural Mexiquillo


A Little of This and That

This winter I was participating in the Kevin Read Mexico Bootcamp tour. The daily walking and hiking was whipping my flabby body into shape. Then the quarantine hit. Quarantine translates to boredom and self medicating with food. You know where it lead.

My son and family are very active and I have finally started getting some exercise again. On weekends we hike the nearby hills. 

This hike is 2 miles with a 500 foot elevation gain and a gorgeous view.  On the Kevin Read hiking scale it rates maybe a 1.5/10.  Boy am I out of shape. 

Some nice homes in these parts.

Rachel posing for dad

Poison Oak everywhere, but easily avoided

Remnants of what must have been spectacular gardens that surrounded 
 a wealthy San Francisco's summer home back in the day. 

The pay off, a gorgeous view of smoke choked Silicon Valley

I LOVE pizza and first thing I do when returning to the Bay Area is head for Pizza My Heart. Their master pieces the best pizza I have ever had. Many are award winners. My favorite is the delicious  Big Sur with 40 Cloves of Roasted Garlic, Organic Tomato Pizza Sauce, Pepperoni, Sausage, Portobello Mushrooms & Green Onions. If you are ever in the San Jose/Santa Cruz area, treat your palate to the best.  


The girls and I love Battlebots. 
I have not been able watch it since I cancelled my direct TV. 
This is a real treat.


  1. Ha... gotta keep things moving or they might start to seize up!

  2. Temperatures here in Phoenix finally dropped to a tolerable level. First thing I did was strap on my walking tennis shoes and went walking in the hood. Not as nice as hiking outside the city. According to my fitbit, I walked close to three miles and by end of day I was close to five miles. A good start after being stagnant for six months due to heat.

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