Friday, December 30, 2011

Vacation Thursday

On Thursday, Evie and I went on a 2.5 mile hike of Corona Heights. It's a park nearby that you can hike to the top of a pretty big hill. The city has built steps around the hill to make it easier to get up to the trails. It was a beautiful day for a hike!

Later in the day, I drove out to Dublin, CA to meet up with Tiffany. I just recently found out that my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, On The Border, is much closer than the one we drove to a few years ago. All this week, we have been on a food bender so why not close it out with a big bowl of cheese, salsa, chips, and Corona!

After dinner, we saw a movie - The Descendants. 
Here's the overview:

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

It was a pretty good movie and was really a film about a struggling family. It is currently nominated for a few Golden Globe awards. I think you can probably wait for the DVD of this one though.

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