Biking to CBG

From HP to CBG’s Bike the Garden event.  To and from, with three laps around the campus, makes for 14.5 miles and one tired nine-year-old.

The ridge across our east-west path is the edge of the Highland Park Moraine, and it’s about a 50′ elevation change.  More about that local geography here.

kml from GPS

SNMMI 5k 2016

It’s been some time since I (1) ran, (2) ran a race, or (3) imported a GPS track into Google Earth for the purpose of a post tagged “race report”.

Along the waterfront in downtown San Diego.  Chip time 5 km in 24:06 (7:45 pace).

san diego 5k



Spring birds

At the feeder in April and May,

  1. Junco
  2. Robin
  3. Black-capped chickadee
  4. Goldfinch
  5. House finch
  6. Brown-headed cowbird
  7. Red-bellied woodpecker
  8. Northern flicker
  9. White-breasted nuthatch
  10. Chipping sparrow
  11. White-crowned sparrow
  12. Mourning dove 5/10
  13. Rose-breasted grosbeak, M and F 5/11
  14. Baltimore oriole 5/11
  15. Common yellowthroat 5/11
  16. Indigo bunting 5/12
  17. Blackpoll warbler 5/12
  18. Yellow warbler 5/12
  19. Palm warbler 5/12
  20. Blue jay 5/13

March 2016 in review

Various photos and events in March,

Amongst lots of inclement-weather days, one really nice weekend for a walk through CBG

Seeing They Might Be Giants at the Vic in Chicago.  (Lyall’s favorite: “Clap your hands”, my favorite: “Robot Parade”)

Waiting for the show to start

Waiting for the show to start

Residual snow on the court (or field) didn’t stop anyone from outdoor tennis (or baseball) practice.



For that matter, when it did: board games and visits to the gym.