Saturday, November 5, 2011


Day 351: Monday October 31, 2011 --Happy Halloween!
Blanche Reynolds Park -- Ventura, CA
3.5 Miles  +50 feet

 The kids, and Sammi

 The Ocean Mist in the air creates a snowy effect

A Pirate Ship!

This is the first year that we went trick or treating in this neighborhood.  The local church had a carnival and small petting farm.  The locals were vibrant and decorative.  This exceeded our expectations.

***Soccer Video Update:::  Today (November 5th) I road over 200 total miles on my motorcycle to make it through traffic and attend the soccer games.  People have told me that You Tube will not allow viewers to watch Alyssa's video because of the copyright on the songs.  Really?!  I pay money to Itunes to make a video and they won't allow this shared?  What am I doing wrong?  I mean, when You Tube plays the videos, they advertise an ITunes link to buy the song if you like it...  Anyhow, I am uploading the video to Daily Motion.  With any luck, you can watch it here:

**So far behind on this blog...  My hikes have recently turned more into just new places to go outdoors but in my book, they still count.  I have lots of pictures on my cell phone, but I will upload those another time.  Quick catchup:::

Day 352:  Tuesday November 1, 2011 Camarillo Springs Golf Course -- Not sure if this is the actual name of the course but I piggy backed behind another car and entered the Camarillo Springs area.  I was searching for some hiking...

Day 353: Wednesday November 2, 2011 Dos Vientos Ranch in Newbury Park
The temperature was in the mid 80's but the wind gust were nearly as high as the temp.  I walked across Portrero Road and wandered about.  I was here many months ago and discovered several single footpaths beyond what used to be an old house or something... 

Day 354: Thursday November 3, 2011 Walnut Grove Park - Newbury Park
For the first time, I coudlnt remember if I had been here before in my 1000 hikes!  I knew I was hear many times in the past playing basketball afterwork and exploring.  There is a lot of greenery here, more than you would expect.  To ensure I did not duplicate, I wandered across Lynn and spied on the Los Robles Greens COuntry Club.  now I know I've never been there before.  My ankle is doing better, but I've been lazy and its still swollen.  I probably hiked a good 5 miles today...

Day 355: Friday November 4, 2011 Happy Valley (Rancho Conejo Open Space)
Figuring this would be my last real good daylight afterwork for some time (Time Change tomorrow), I didnt want to waste it.  I hiked down from Baxter and took the long trek up and into Happy Valley.  I came back the same way because time was not on my side.  I spent a good 2 hours out here.  I am still not running. 

Day 356: Saturday November 5, 2011 Van Nuys & Huntington Beach.  The Vipers Played a soccer game at Van Nuys--- I forget the name of the park, but I walked across the entire park because I parked on the wrong side.  Later that day, we hung out in Huntington Beach.  Awesome area!  Ate at the DQ across from the pier.  I drove down for the first time, The Other PCH...

-----I still have a bazillion days logged on stationary but I wrote all this from memory for my records.  I eventually hope to get back to more detailed descriptions of good hikes, but its hard!  If I wasnt nearly a year invested into this, I would honestly just give up.... 


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