Thursday, December 31, 2009
Ted and I traveled to Ano Nuevo State Park (1.5 hours away) and went on a guided tour to see elephant seals basking/fighting on the beach. If you click on some of the photos you will see dark shapes ... those are some of the 3,000 plus pound male creatures. I had never been to the site and LOVED it. Maybe I will make another reservation and return in February. There are supposed to be a lot more elephant seals there then. Ano Nuevo means "New Year." Pretty appropriate to go on New Years Eve!!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Hidden Villa is a preserve set in the hills between Palo Alto and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jody & I went there to do some hiking, but it began to rain so we cancelled the hike. It is a beautiful spot and includes trails, an antique swimming pool, an organic garden, an educational center and farm animals. Seemed like the kind of place I would love to visit again in the sun. (I went here as a child with my brownie troop.)