This is what Sibley looks like

A huge crowd - I think there were 55 of you! - went to Sibley yesterday to walk in circles, climb hills, and run around. We saw the snow-capped peaks of the Sierras, the windmills of the Delta, Mt Diablo, Mt Tam, downtown San Francisco, and so much more. We caught crickets, collected rocks, and stepped over cow poop. We didn't see any cows.

Whoops on the crookedness of this picture! Note the two group-photo-resisters in the upper left corner. There were at least 2 other resisters who hid behind the camera's lens.

All that and we raised some money. You all contributed $385 to Children's Community Center, a place that our two kids love a lot. The funds will go to scholarships and we're very grateful for your support. Thanks you hiking/walking/running/exploring people!

Our next adventure will be Black Diamond Mines on March 30. Save the date. More details to come.


Get a dose of Vitamin D on Saturday

It's the season of colds, flus, and other not-so-fun things. There are lots of ways of combatting these nasty things and one of them is to soak up the sun and its delicious Vitamin D.

There's a place we're going on Saturday called Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and there will be lots of Vitamin D there. The Vitamin D might be cold - like in the high 50s - but it'll be there.

We'll meet in the parking lot at 10:30am. We'll walk up the hill, go clockwise around the volcano, and find some labyrinths to dizzy ourselves with. We'll have lunch in the sun. Then we'll head home around the east / south side of the volcano. We might see a cow. A map that a 4-year-old can read will be provided (and left on our car's windshield should you arrive late which is totally fine) so that you can move as fast or slow as you wish to move.

Bring walking shoes, warm clothes, lunch, water, and some energy. That's all you really need. Extra clothes in the car is sometimes a good idea. Sometimes people like blankets to sit on at lunch. It's up to you.

This Outside Kids adventure is different than others. It's a benefit for the World's Greatest Preschool - Children's Community Center. Suggested donations are $10/adult and $5/kid and will be collected upon arrival. If you want to give more, fantastic! If that's a stretch for you financially and you really want to come, just come anyway. It'll be fun.

Directions to Sibley can be found here.

See you Saturday!


The love affair continues

I love Point Pinole. I've written about it here before. One of my fellow travelers today said that it was her favorite day at the beach ever. 'Nuff said. But I'll probably keep talking about it...

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