Happy New Year!

And welcome to my blog.  

I have one New Year’s resolution:  to maintain this blog for 2009 so family and friends that are curious can follow my adventures during my “sabbatical” (the term my sister used to describe my year off to travel).

There is snow on the ground on New Year’s Day in Vancouver — a bit of shock right after mountain biking in shorts in the hills around Westlake Village, CA.

Here’s my front yard today:

And back yard: