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Jul 2

San Francisco Tourism Cares Trip

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Alcatraz with Angel Island covered by fog in the San Francisco Bay

The first weekend of June, Lauren and I went up to SF to participate in a charity event called Tourism Cares. Tourism Cares is an event where a bunch of different companies involved in the tourism industry get together and volunteer their time to clean up a location in the US. Each year the event is held at a new location, this year just happened to be Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay. Lauren’s work put us up in the Marriott Union Square for three nights with free airfare there and back, in return we volunteered about 9 hours of pretty heavy manual labor on Angel Island. Angel Island is basically the Ellis Island of the West Coast, but due to lack of funding the island has fallen into a pretty dismal state of affairs. Our group ended up digging trenches, patching concrete and stacking about 40 cords of firewood. Overall the event was a pretty huge success and it was great to visit our old stomping grounds and see old friends.

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May 24

Engagement Weekend

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Bryan & Lauren Engagement Weekend

On May 14th I proposed to my longtime girlfriend Lauren on top of a large rock overlooking the Mojave Desert. Lauren had no idea what was coming and thought we were going on just another weekend camping trip. She was very surprised to say the least. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

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Jan 10

Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

Last Monday Lauren and I got back from a nine day trip to Costa Rica. We both had an amazing time, the country is beautiful and the people are very friendly. We spent the majority of our time in Dominical and the surrounding area with a few of our friends, it was great to see everyone again and congratulations to Tia and Randy on their wedding.

Before we headed down I upgraded my camera to the new Canon S90 and couldn’t have ask for a more perfect place to test it out, the camera is basically a pocket sized Digital SLR, with all the features, but without all the bulk, pretty sweet.

All in all Costa Rica is an amazing place to visit and I’m positive that we’ll be going back, a week was just too short… Here are just a few of my favorite photos from the trip, hope you enjoy.

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Dec 23

Mt. Pinos Snow Trip & Merry Christmas!!!

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Bryan Crabtree, Lauren Jacobs and Lil Toki Wartooth on Mt. Pinos

On Saturday, Lauren, our neighbors and I took a trip up to Mt. Pinos so the dogs could play in the snow. There were a ton of people at the Nordic Station where the road ends, so we ended up hiking up to the top of the mountain along a pair of Snow Cat tracks. Overall everyone had a great time, especially the dogs.

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Dec 22

Cardiff State Beach – San Diego

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Cardiff State Beach

So the day after we went down to Balboa Park we decided to go hang out at the beach in Cardiff. Although it was pouring rain a few miles inland, the beach was nice but cold. It was Toki’s first trip to the beach and she had a really good time.

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