I just found this beautiful few seconds on the videos of my iPhone and thought I share. It's fitting to find this footage of floating away quietly from the City on the ferry as I am now travelling away from my recent home of the Bay, which I adore and love tremendously. Nothing profound here, just a little bit of visual beauty...
I've been a bad blogger. I've been a great traveler and adventurer the last few months, though!! I need to write more often. I need to show you my pictures. I've been bad. I've been lacking my own computer for a year now (not the best excuse) and have been scraping to afford a new one, or at least get financing on a Mac so that lingering videos can be finished editing, my outlined non-fiction book on working in National Parks and resorts can be further written and this beloved website can be kept more up to date. In the last few months, I've explored the Bohemian culture of Salt Lake City, visited museums throughout California, climbed many high mountains in Colorado and New Mexico, visited more vegan restaurants and craft breweries than I can possibly remember (good thing I take lots of photos), visited a dozen National Parks (many of them new to me), hung out in Taos, Santa Fe, Boulder, Aspen, Telluride, Denver, Vegas, LA, Durango and..well..you get the point. I've been active. Many of the adventures have involved my partner Lynn, many have been solo. And I have a lot of catching up to do. It's been educational, fun, hard work and a great pleasure. I have now landed in Boulder for a good while. It seems a good spot to land. New opportunities as a bartender and Sommelier at a wonderful farm-table restaurant called The Black Cat. Getting inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of this town to further create my own organic and artisan products. Writing the book I've wanted to write, making the films I've wanted to film. Brewing more batches of tasty organic beer and bohemian root beer. Preparing for the Advanced level tests for the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Certified Cicerone test. Starting anew. Building on the old and beloved.
And maybe I'll just attach a slideshow of adventure to this to give a taste of the last few months...
A couple months ago, in my ever-beloved desire to visit and re-visit all possible amusement parks, in particular those with big roller coasters and/or water slides, my partner Lynn and I visited Six Flags' (and anything with Six Flags name on it is worth seeking) Northern California signature park:Discovery Kingdom. Once (many moon ago) this was Marine World (still how longtime locals refer to it as), but has since been accumulated into the Six Flags extensive lineup of parks, and in doing so, gone from what was primarily a zoo and animal showcase into an expansion of exciting thrill rides in addition. In my second trip to the park, and Lynn's first, we enjoyed many of the animals, the swings, and for I only-some of the thrilling roller coasters the Six Flags name is known for. This is scaled down Magic Mt, but fear not, there are many thrills to be had here, and the newest and most exciting is the Superman adventure, which I'm not quite sure how to put into words, but needless to say-Ride it! It is short, but you will feel and remember the experience (and most likely want to ride it again right after!).
Below is a short montage of images from the park, and I hope you will fine yourself here soon!
Man of many passions and gifts from God