Sister in Spain

Posted: 06/06/2012 by goodie in hikes, news, travel

My sister Aimee is currently on a 200 mile WALKING pilgrimage in Spain called the Camino de Santiago. The intense hike is testing her mentally and physically but she is staying strong and it sounds like she is really enjoying herself. Aimee is keeping us updated via her blog which can be seen here! If you have her contact information, please send her some positive words of encouragement. Good luck little sis!

On the Camino de Santiago

Congrats Steve & Tiff

Posted: 03/07/2012 by goodie in news, travel

Steve and Tiff got married this weekend in Palm Springs. The venue was amazing and everyone had a great time.

The Bing Crosby Estate

A little hiking, a few geocaches, food, beer, motorcycles and gold panning…..a well rounded day spent in the Angeles Forrest.

80 miles to the beach wih Saddle Back behind me

panning

Newcombs Ranch (the only establishment around for 30 miles)

Beer Cave

Posted: 02/03/2012 by goodie in travel, Uncategorized

Don’t mind if I do.

Visalia, Ca

Brown’s Park in Laguna Beach

Posted: 01/24/2012 by goodie in hikes, travel

Brown’s Park in downtown Laguna is a hidden gem missed by many. Sculpture, poetry, stained glass and an incredible view make this a good spot to gain some inspiration. A home used to stand here but was donated to the city by the family after the home was destroyed in a winter storm swell.

The poem reads:In this fleeting moment, what extravagant respite, as booming surf speaks its, mystical passage across, the undreamed depths.

Let me live in a house by the side of the sea,Where men and women wander byWhere there is beauty and grace and excitement that's freeOn the beach, in the sun let me lieLet me listen to ocean's melodious roarAnd its rhythm, so soothing to hearAs the foam-covered waves seem to reach for the shoreUnder skies that are sunny and clear.-Joseph E. Brown

Dirty 30

Posted: 01/19/2012 by goodie in news, travel

I skied Mountain High this morning(free birthday lift ticket) and this afternoon I rode few waves out front. I’m ready for my birthday celebration weekend. If you would like to be included let me know!

 

santa barbara sunrise

Posted: 01/13/2012 by goodie in travel

from the seawall near sandspit

I have spent the last few days on the road… Santa Barbara is a lot of fun

NorCal New Year Trip

Posted: 01/02/2012 by goodie in travel

I have been up north for the last few days and enjoyed the New Year amongst friends in San Luis Obispo.  We began our journey with some camping in Jalama Bay and then toured around the surrounding northern beaches of Cayucos, Morro Bay, Avila, San Luis Bay, Montan de Oro and Pismo. Lots of good times and some big surf.

Cayucos Peir right hander

Jalama Beach

Jalama Pano

Jalama Bay sunset

Tarantulas surf break with Point Conception in the background

Tarantulas

Jed in the Wind Cave at Gaviota (see pic below...tiny hole at top)

Lots of caves to explore but the little hole at the top offers the best views

Annika hiking back down from the Wind Caves

Morro Rock at Sunset

Bomber at Montana de Oro

A few surfers were out

Surf spot is called Hazards for a good reason

 

Maui

Posted: 08/29/2011 by goodie in travel

Family vacation in Maui was awesome. Funny things and amazing sights. I ate way to much pulled pork and got really sun burnt. Here are some pics. (may have some more in a few days)

Ohhhhhhh……here comes the Swell~!

Yes that says Goodie Goodie

the snorkeling was worth the pain

downtown lahaina

Kaanapali Beach Hotel Pool

Locals call it the Pink Pyramid

Honolua Bay

who is that?..... photo wall at the Lahaina Volcom store

Kaanapali sunset

Iao needle

practice it

Sisters dinner at Mala resturant

roasted coconut porter

Haleakala from the Hana side

 

The Big Island of Hawaii

Posted: 08/09/2011 by goodie in travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

Last week I was out of town enjoying vacation on the Big Island. We stayed in downtown Kona but pretty much toured around the entire island. We had an incredible time checking out beaches, waterfalls and other highlights of the island. I was lucky enough to snorkel with wild dolphins and Annika and I also got kicked out of the water because of a recent shark sighting. Here are some pictures of our adventures.

Mahaiula Bay

 

Punaluu State Park

Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Punaluu Black Sand Beach.....the girls wanna go sun bath like the turtle!

 

Resting Green Sea Turtle

 

I was here.....as documented in the black sand

 

Place of Refuge

 

Hapuna Bay

 

Hapuna Bay

 

Trying not to fall in

450 foot Akaka Falls

 

Friendly Fish

 

Strange Fish

 

Annika doing her thing

 

Sorkeling with wild dolphins....highlight of my trip!

 

They were frisky

 

At Kona Brew Company HQ.....Annika and her samplers

 

Is that a shark in the background???? At Mahaiula Bay

Yup....we went swimming with it

Baby Goat

But I don't wanna leave Kona!

mt. waterman jump starring cloose

Posted: 02/22/2011 by goodie in travel


mt. waterman

Mount Waterman

Posted: 02/22/2011 by goodie in travel

Wow.  All I can say after our epic powder day.  If we get fresh snow this weekend I may be back up there on Sunday!