June 22, 2017

Big (Basin) Mistake

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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He's way too excited about this hike.

This hike recap is going to be short and sweet, unlike the actual hike experience. Why? Because I really don't have much for photos because all we did was hike in the trees for hours and I was exhausted. We're still not sure how long we traversed the Sunset Trail at Big Basin Redwood State Park, but we are thinking it was more than 10 miles. And I did not sign up for that, nor was I prepared for that. . . .


May 16, 2017

The Baby Graduates From High School

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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The baby of the family, aka Maggie, went out with an accomplished-filled bang on May 7. She graduated from high school 10 years after Cole and I did that exact same thing. Whoa, has it really been that long. Anyways, let's no dwell on how old we are getting and instead celebrate Maggie and wish her all the best as she venture off to do noble things at that other school in Kansas (K-State ...). . . .


May 1, 2017

I'm on a Boat

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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Say hello to the USS Hornet. It's the one on the left.

Okay, it's not just a boat. It's an aircraft carrier. More specifically, this is the USS Hornet. We arrived here by happenstance. We had just left a warehouse sale, and while we were navigating our way out, we could turn right and head on our way, or go left to visit the USS Hornet museum. Which way did we go, obviously left, even though we still hadn'nt had lunch and it was 4 p.m. Military history wins when Cole is behind the wheel. . . .


March 19, 2017

Tandemania in the City

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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Reunited!

After many years (were not even really sure how many), Hazy, Allie and I were reunited. The three of us, plus Cole, made Saturday into a biking adventure. We rented bikes and set out sights on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

At the rental place, Hazy thought a tandem bike looked like the best option. Obviously. No takers at first, but then I gave into the fun and signed my life away to a tandem bike with Hazy at the helm. Had either of us done this before? No. But, come on, we have done all kinds of other crazy things together. We could totally master a tandem bike. And we did. And to top it all off, it had tandemania emblazoned on it, which is apparently a real thing. . . .


January 12, 2017

Starting 2017 With Pretty Memories From 2016

Posted by Brenna Malmberg

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We are already more than a week into 2017. How? It seems like yesterday that Cole and I hopped in Mithy on a Sunday afternoon. It was Labor Day weekend. We had three days with no work. We wanted to see some of this beautiful state that we call home. So we did.

We, of course, hit traffic on our way through San Francisco. Then we darted north a little farther to snag a Jimmy Johns lunch. We are quite classy; we know. Then, we meandered west toward the coast until we hit Highway 1. Cole zigged and zagged Mithy along the coastal road while I stared at the steep cliffs and rolling waves. . . .