Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Huntington Run/Ride.

The other day my brother and I were browsing Instagram. Particularly, lurking around the profile of our cousin, Rachel, who is currently making her way through Italy. "Look at this!" Nolan said, regarding a gorgeous photo of one of the canals, "Can you imagine how amazing it would be to live there?" I sighed longingly at the picture. "I bet the locals take it for granted," I replied. I didn't mean it in a skeptical way, but I think many people stop acknowledging beautiful things in life once they've experienced them frequently enough.

Example? Nolan and I had this conversation on a gorgeous, 70 degree, sunny day in January.
We are clearly not immune to a lack of appreciation for our home. 

Now, don't get me wrong. California is no Italy… But it has it's moments. 
And sometimes, it hits me how much I love it here and I try to take advantage of what my home has to offer.

A couple weekends ago, Weston and I went down to the beach for one of our favorite pastimes - he runs, I ride my bike to keep up, and we rack up a few miles together. The sun set as we rode on the nearly empty trail - a path with sand on either side. The sound of the ocean and salty air in our faces.


  1. I've been thinking of getting a bike when it gets warmer out! (It's currently 10 degrees here -.-) What kind of bike do you have?

    1. Mine is a Felt Cafe 7! I've had it a little over a year and I love it! :)

  2. It's so true! Utah is really bumming me out right now. It's cold enough this winter to be uncomfortable, but barely too warm for snow. We've only had one good snow fall all winter, so everything is just cold and wet and gray and sucky.

    But then I look up at our majestic mountains and I think, "Well, that's not so bad, is it?"

    Though I have to say I would die to be in California right now! I guess we'll never be fully content haha. We need to start a program that allows everyone to travel the world for free.

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