What we did for Thanksgiving

Ok so I haven’t been posting here a lot. Just so much of life going on — and work! So things are good, and here is a fun story of my Thanksgiving weekend with Mike. To see a pic fullsize just click on it. Enjoy!

It all started Thursday morning as we headed off to the airport to fly to the Bay Area to visit my (Kylie’s) family. We arrived with just enough time for a run down the street while Mom finished cooking (she never lets me help!).

We were done running just in time, but our family dinner was still cold. And for the best of reasons. Before sitting down my mom, her boyfriend Dennis, my sister Becky, Mike, and I took dinner to my grandparents who weren’t up for a big group meal. It was great to see them happy as it has been a tough year for them.

Back home, our dinner involved my mom, sister, and I reliving stories of childhood (of course lots of giggling resulted).

The next day Mike and I headed out on another run. Although we said we’d be back in around 2 hours, it ended up being about 4! First there was the hike up to the trails – about half a mile and 700ft of climbing.

Once up the hill we visited the old Nike site where missiles were set up during the Cold War, where there is a great view of Mount Tam.

Then it was off down the trails for a loop we found as we went.

It took us through forested areas

and right along the water

We don’t always get to run together (he’s much faster) so this was a special treat.

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We saw some deer, and Mike found…

… a snake! Which he proceeded to throw down the trail at me

Mike kept stopping and posing, and like magic a girl would appear beside him!

And sometimes he’d stop for other reasons

In the end it was 12.5 miles, about 3700 ft of climbing, and a whole lot of pictures and fun. Oh, and then we also got to do that fun hike back down to the house.

Then it was off to the stores where my mom was getting us Christmas presents since we’ll be in Canada for it this year. We came away with fun holiday bike socks, and I got a pair of pants I’m proud to say are smaller than I remember wearing since I moved from the girls to the women’s department! Yay tris 🙂

Saturday we went for another run right along the ocean.

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After that we were handed off to my Dad and stepmom, Wendy. And between eating and watching football we went out for a great walk on some trails around their house.

I don’t think it could have been a better weekend. Some awesome runs, great food, lots of relaxing, and getting to see all of my family.

And then we just had to catch an early flight home on Sunday, and head straight to the good ol’ hockey game. It was an exciting match, with the Ducks finally getting a lead (3-2) with not much time left, and holding off the Kings during a 6 on 3 power play for the last minute and a half of the game!

It’s hard to get back to the daily grind after that!

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