Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Packing for the tropics on the coldest day of the year

It seems odd to be bustling about the house, rounding up last minute items for our journey to the tropics on the coldest day of the year. An Arctic blast of frigid air has descended upon the Bay Area, yet I'm considering the merits of one swimming suit over another and debating the patterns on loud Hawaiian print short sleeved shirts trying to pick the one I'll wear for three weeks straight. I'm weighing one pair of sandals against another while wearing thick wool socks and insulted slippers. The wood stove is crackling away, but my mind is on the balmy breezes blowing on-shore from a clear blue sea. My mind is on the swaying palm trees and lush tea plantation forests but I am watching the local news telling of snow bound highways and airport delays, and watching the mid-west weather radar to anticipate how delays in flights heading east may affect my imminent departure from the damp but cozy east bay redwoods to the crazed holiday crush of airport travel and the warm desert air of the middle east. I've posted an away message on the e-mail, disconnected the internet service, pulled the plugs on all my various electronic gizmos, and have been voraciously consuming every last bit of fresh food in the fridge so that when I come home I will not be surprised by any exploding containers oozing slime. Ahh, the joys of preparing for an extended tropical vacation. Now, back to my packing list....

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ski-In/ Ski Out Condo available for short term rental at Donner Ski Ranch - minutes from Sugarbowl and Royal Gorge

My friend Jim is offering his Condo for weekend and holiday rentals on Donner Summit. Super convenient for skiers visiting Donner Ski Ranch, Sugarbowl, Royal Gorge, and the amazing backcountry at Donner Summit. No shoveling, no hassle!! Follow this link to see all the details.

10150 Ski Ranch Lane #209, Norden, CA 95724 | Powered by ZingDing

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Family Cookbook is published in Blog format

After years of enjoyment, I collaborated with my sister-in-law Jessie to bring the much loved family cookbook to the internet in blog format. There are over 200 recipes on this blog, all which have been tested and recommended by a Galson Family member. I'd love to get your feedback on any recipes (you can post comments and improvements), or if you want to submit a recipe to add to the compendium, feel free to send them my way. Here is the link:

Galson Family Cookbook

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 2010 Distractions, Kayak Assembly and Sailing with Stu

New folding kayak, bird watching, sailboat trip with Stu to Horseshoe Cove. Two short slides shows below plus a movie.




Thursday, November 4, 2010

15% Off Photo products between now and November 14th

Friends, family, and blog readers,

Between now and November 14th, I am offering 15% off the price of any photo product from my portfolio. Just use the code dkgalson_is_on_sale_1840 when you check out from my Photo sales site which has a link below. You can choose from 2011 Photo Calendars, postcards, greeting cards with envelopes, matted and unmatted wall art, and canvas prints.

Click here to view my Portfolio