April 06, 2008

Relaxing pre-race ride

David and Stacy with Cervelos at Mom's house in Edmonds

David and I rode out to Edmonds on Saturday to visit Mom before taking off on our South Africa trip. It was a leisurely short ride, so different than what I've been doing these past six months and it reminded me that bike riding can be a really pleasurable means of transportation, not just a way to train up for a triathlon.

At Momís we christened the pasta maker by making ravioli. We stuffed the little pillows with a delicious squash filling.
Sunday morning we rode back to Pioneer Square at the same leisurely pace then went to the Collins Pub for brunch. It was a blissful weekend.

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July 04, 2005

Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Oregon. Photo by Stacy Munn

This year for Independence Day weekend Michelle, Mom and I went to Cannon Beach, Oregon. Kristin couldn't join us as she is studying chemistry, medical terminology and anatomy on her way to becoming a chiropractor. The weather was glorious and we did lots of walking on the sandy beach.

Two for Tea
We stayed at The Courtyard Hotel which was very comfortable, clean and just a 5 minute walk from the ocean.

Oregon Coastline, July 2005. Photo by Stacy Munn

Michelle and I went for a hike in nearby Ecola (not to be confused with the bacterium which ends with an "i") State Park. Whilst climbing around on some massive barnacle covered rocks and up a treacherously steep cliff, I rediscovered how much more daring Michelle is than I.

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach. Photo by Stacy Munn

This is Haystack Rock, 235 feet high and the third largest coastal monolith in the world. It is a designated marine and bird sanctuary. The tidepools around the rock are filled with limpets, barnacles, starfish, crabs, sea sculpins and anemones. Tufted Puffins nest on the rock in the summer.

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