Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello bloggie peeps! I missed y'all this past week, but I was having lots of fun. I'm freshly back from a whirlwind trip to San Francisco, Napa, and Yosemite with my most favorite people in the world.

I may have been one of the luckiest people in the world this past new year's eve, as I got to see Yosemite by the light of the blue moon. It was almost as bright as day and the moonlight reflecting off of the snow on top of the rock faces was breathtaking. You know when something is so beautiful that you get a hollow feeling in your chest and you feel like laughing and crying at the same time? That's what Yosemite on a full moon night is like. I only wish I had the foresight to plan a moonlight hike around midnight. That would have been something!

We also went on a hot air balloon ride over Napa Valley. J, in her infinite wisdom and generosity, surprised us all with a coupon for the balloon ride. It was a 40th birthday surprise for me, K, and Slacker boy, down from Washington. I have done a lot of things in my life -- drove cross country solo 4 times, dove with the mantarays in Kona, hiked Canyonlands, climbed Mt. Shasta, crawled through miles of caves in Pennsylvania -- the balloon ride may just have been the coolest thing I've ever done. It was spectacular!

So I enter 2010 full of optomism and excitement. I think it's going to be a good year. There are so many fun things to do. I can't wait to try them all!


The Singlutionary said...

Hahahhhaa! I was hired once to work for Balloons Above the Valley. I quit on my 1st day. You have to get up at the ass crack of dawn! Once a balloon landed in my schoolyard when I was a kid. But I've never been up in one. I've never been on the wine train either!

Happy 2010 to you!!! So glad you could connect so joyously to celebrate!

shellyrm said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time!

Heather said...

Awesome - I bet you had a great time! The balloon ride sounds like a lot of fun - and I imagine Yosemite was beautiful! :)

geekhiker said...

Dude, you totally should have called. I love The Parentage, but hanging out with you would have been a heckuv'a adventure!