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February 23, 2007

Marshview Road

One of my favorite things on the way home from UC Davis during college was taking the Marshview Road exit from 680 for the more lively and beautiful drive along Lopes Road — a winding, hilly road that parallels 680 and snakes along the rolling hills and farmlands you tend to miss at freeway speeds. I had to go to Davis for work today, and was lucky to have time to take this more leisurely and fun way home.

MAP: Marshview junction

I just learned today that it's called Lopes road. I'd never looked at it on a map before, and since I used to always take the Marshview exit — and there is indeed a view of the marshlands to the east of the freeway — Dave (who often rode with me back from Davis and was also fond of the detour) and I thought of the whole drive as "Marshview Road". ...And that's how I'm going to continue to think of it.

PHOTO SUMMARY: Marshview Vistas

February 18, 2007

Reservoir walk — glimpse of Spring

We got out and enjoyed the weather today with a walk around the Lafayette Reservoir.

PHOTO SUMMARY: Reservoir walk

February 14, 2007

Valentine's breakfast on the patio

Ania made a delicious breakfast for me on Valentine's morning. She intended for it to be breakfast in bed, but it was such a nice day, we decided to enjoy it on the patio. It was a pleasant start to a great day together — she was off, and I surprised her by taking the day off too.

Valentines breakfast

February 12, 2007

Deer Crossing

Deer Crossing

University of California, Santa Cruz, University Center.