Sunday, November 9, 2008

New Inspiration

I feel relieved that the election is over now and we can move on and write and talk about other things. I have however been struggling with something to write about and have experienced somewhat of a writer's block. I needed to do something and I needed to do it fast in order to get my groove back. Well here it is.

I promised Jennifer that as soon as the election was over we would go on a hike to some local area. Last July I bought Jennifer a book called Top Trails which has a bunch of hikes locally to Los Angeles. We decided to use it for the first time this weekend and we traveled to Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains. This hike was only about a 40 minute drive from our house and was well worth it. Here are some pictures of our adventure.

We started off on a ski lift that took us up to the point where our hike started.

Basically, I am getting ready to rock this mountain!

First thing was first; Jennifer and I had to get our bearings, so we climbed this tree.


I was totally amazed to see that when we reached a certain point we could to the east see the valley plain off to Victorville and Barstow, and to the west we could see Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. This is to the east.

I don't know why, but Jennifer begged to get her picture taken with this Pine Tree. She really was becoming one with nature.

To me, these were awesome pictures.


Watching Jennifer go up this hill was a moment of pride for me.

And this is what it was all about.

At the end of the day it was a little hard to say goodbye. Jennifer and I felt even more connected with our beautiful local San Gabriel Mountains. We had to leave though so we could go bowling with our friends JD & Katie, but don't you worry! Jennifer and I will be back real soon to reconnect once again with Mother Nature.

Thanks for the Great time Mount Baldy!

9 comments:

Dana and Adam said...

These photos are gorgeous--especially the ones of Mike. Seriously, though, it looks like a lot of fun. Does your book have any kid-friendly trails??

Dana and Adam said...

Thanks. I'll have to pick up that book sometime. And I doubt Jennifer would mind seeing Twilight twice. I'm definitely taking Adam.

JD said...

Mike, it looks to me like you were becoming one with that tree....

KatieBug said...

you have a blog? never woulda thunk it!

Emily and Sam said...

Hey Mike--I love reading your blog-it usually always makes me laugh. I just wanted to tell you that I'm adding your blog to my list of blogger buddies if that's ok. :)

KTprice said...

update your blog.

Bek said...

whenever anyone asks, "how is mike chapman?" i always reply, "he's great. he married a really hot wife!"

just thought you should know.

Jill said...

Someone mentioned it was your birthday - Happy Birthday, Mike! I hope Jen spoils you rotten.

KTprice said...

seriously, its been too long...