Monday, May 30, 2011

Camping in Cuyamaca

We finally made a family camp this weekend at the Green Valley Campground in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park. We had a great time with 8 other families!
* Hiked to the Green Vally falls on the Sweetwater river. These are probably the most accessible falls in the county and are a little-known gem.
* Hiked to the airplane monument. This was a pretty touch hike due to the elevation climb (900' in less than 2 miles) and the very rocky and broken terrain. It was worth it though.
* The rain started early Monday morning and didn't really let up. I was up to make some coffee and breakfast, then everyone packed and heading out. The Green Monster tent held up well except for the windows flaps which blew up. This exposed the screen windows so some rain could sneak in.
* Tried out our new soft car top carrier. It worked great for carrying the tent and other bulky items. A couple of small modifications to the configuration and it will be perfect. It held up nicely in the rain as well.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Activities

* Big cooking day: borracho beans, chili, grilled chicken
* Hike in Tierrasanta, quick 3.3 miles in 45 minutes.
* Bengt passed level 8 abacus test

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Activities

* Relaxed after last week's road trip back to Virginia.
* Sophie caught her first squirrel over in Cardiff. Luckily for the kids, she practices catch-and-release.
* Quick 5K in Mission Trails.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


* The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany
by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits - a fabulous "cheat sheet" to Blank's Four Steps by a local author and lean startup guru
* The Next Decade: Where We've Been . . . and Where We're Going
by George Friedman - a more detailed look at the next decade by the guy who predicted The Next 100 Years
* Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder - great way to model a business

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Weekend Getaway

Jyoti and I had a wonderful little getaway at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. We ate dinner at Cucina Alessa. I highly recommend it as the food, service and ambiance where fabulous.