Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sunset GTMO Style

Here are a couple more pictures of a beautiful GTMO sunset. This is my favorite time of day. Well, actually sometimes it's my favorite time of day. This is also when the sand fleas, or no-see-ums, come looking for my legs. I don't blame them. It's just a burden I must bear for having sweet sweet blood. 

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Trail That Makes My Thighs Burn

One of my favorite weekend activities is the morning Ridge Line hike. It's a great workout with amazing views. It always begins the same, we leave the house, cross the street and find a small gap between the trees that leads to a trail head. There are lots of trees and it's very shady and grassy. The trail becomes suddenly very steep and you climb for about 20 minutes.

Here is what it looks like when you get to the top. There is a very nice manicured trail and breathtaking views of the bay.

Many year ago some Commander dude, that was a avid hunter, brought over some deer. They have been running wild ever sense. I have seen a couple on our hikes. Jerry found these nifty antlers.

You may notice from all the pictures that it's looking very dry and desert like. We have had little rain and everything is looking a bit brown.

However, it is almost spring and the wildflowers have started to pop up all over. They are very beautiful but make my eyes itch.