Irvine Runs

I spent over one week in Irvine, California.  I had a very nice relaxing time and several runs around the city.

My first run - I went over Interstate 405.

This is the very northern tip of the North Lake of Woodbridge.

The view of North Lake.

The second time, I ran through UCI.  Engineering students were working on their human powered aircraft.

Vista Bonita Park in University Hills.

At the top of the trail were two chairs - later, I could see them on Google Map, also.

My third run was to east to  Quail Hill and down south and around.  Had to watch out for some dangerous stuff.

A view of Quail Hill Preserve from the trail by I-405.

A view from atop a hill in Quail Hill Preserve.

Another view.

The loop in the Preserve.

 Shady Canyon TrailI - many cyclists

The last run - I along San Diego Creek again, but this time north-east ward.  

Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course.

San Diego Creek.

Woodbridge Community Park.

A wooden bridge over South Lake.

A view of South Lake from the wooden bridge.

I could log about 70 km altogether!


UTC Farmers' Market

On Saturday morning, I had a pleasure of shopping at UTC Farmers' Market in IIrvine, California.  A part of the auto parking area was used to sell fresh produce, farm products, crafts, etc.

If you visit Irvine, I highly recommend going to the market on Saturday mornings.


Beautiful Laguna Beach

I had a lovely afternoon in beauitiful Laguna Beach, California

Wonderful beach by the boardwalk.

A little island of birds.

A tide pool.

Found these little crabs there.

Palm trees.


Beautiful homes up on a cliff.

A cool sign.

Another view of the beach.

 Someone was making cool bubbles. 

We had a very nice and relaxed time there.  It was just fantastic!


Las Vegas Run

Over the weekend, I was in  Summerlin, Nevada about 10 miles west of downtown Las Vegas.  I did not have much time, but I could put in a run Monday morning.  Weather was hot and dry.

An intersection close from our hotel.  Palm trees are nice.

A big empty lot - yet to be developed - it's a desert!

A new residential area.

A nice green trail in between residential areas.

This is a view from the end of the trail.

A warning notice - I could go in it for there was no sign of rain.

This is the dual-use trail - not as green as the one earlier.

Village Green Park - sprinklers must be used to keep it nice.

Another bigger lot that will be developed in the near future.

The sign tells what will be.

 A new road is getting finished.

A huge new shopping center is being built by Interstate 215.