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Year end road trip

Over the Christmas/New Years holidays we didn’t have any big travel plans. We had hoped to go ski but mother nature decided not to cooperate on delivering snow. The boys were getting restless after a week off school so Heather and I decided on the spur of the moment to take a road trip over New Years Day. First stop on our excellent road trip was Pinnacles National Park.  Just say the word “cave” to any young boy and they will be ready to go hike.  We packed up a lunch and a handful of flashlights and headed off on...

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Take a Hike

For the second year in a row, we hosted the Almaden Hills UMC auction hike and lunch. Last year, we hiked the Wildcat Loop at Rancho San Antonio. Since we moved to Saratoga, the Open Space Preserve of Fremont Older is right in our backyard. So, we introduced everyone to a new set of trails. We had 14 hikers, and 16 for lunch. We walked a 4-point-something mile loop, with some steep ups and downs. The group pretty quickly split in two – the power walkers (the likes of John Baird, Jim and Sue Hughes, and Rosemary Steenhausen) setting a...