At the beginning of 2008, I wrote a post summarizing my year in review (2007) – featuring photos I took throughout the year. 2008 has been an equally busy year, with a lot happening. Follow along as I do a photographic year in review for 2008!
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January started off with a quick road trip up to Bolinas to check out some surfing action (on the same weekend that the famous Maverick’s tournament was happening).
And in a perfect example of the California attitude and climate, it was also a perfect time to go snowboarding. We went a number of times in January. My Snowboarding Ninja made a return as well, when we took to the slopes at Alpine Meadows.
February involved a lot more snowboarding.
Don’t forget the annual pillow fight on Valentines Day!
And we went to Tahoe… again…
I went to the San Francisco Zoo.
We also had some ridiculous sunsets…
Don’t forget about Pi Day! (3.14 or March 14th). Here is an awesome pecan pie that I made.
And there was a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
We did a backpacking trip to Syke’s Hot Springs near Big Sur.
Also, I woke up early one morning to try and catch a sunrise.
Saw a former professor speak about tornadoes at an Ask A Scientist event and shot some photos of it.
The big news of this month was the Olympic Torch for the Beijing Games making its only North American stop. I went to the protests that resulted and saw Desmond Tutu and others speak.
We also had another camping trip to Monterey and checked out the Monterey Bay Aquarium while we were there.
Our family took a trip to Kauai!
More awesome sunsets in San Francisco…
And the wacky, annual Bay to Breakers race.
Also, checked out some of the art at the Albany Bulb.
June was pretty mellow. It started off with my friend Sanjin and I launching a new website.
Checked out the RoboGames.
This was a big month for me! Traveling to Europe!
First stop, Dublin, Ireland.
Croatia and the Adriatic Sea!
August ended up being a mellow month. Mostly because once I returned from my vacation, I was laid off! Ouch. So I went home for a bit for a friend’s surprise party… and to check on my pets.
I also managed to sneak in a trip to Dodger Stadium!
Toward the end of the month, one of my favorite bands ever went on a reunion tour. Hot Water Music!
The end of the month was rounded out by a camping trip up to Lassen National Park.
Bummed around San Francisco for a bit and took photos. (Of course)
Watched the Presidential Debates…
Checked out the Conservatory of Flowers and their great butterfly exhibit as well.
Made a trip to the newly opened Cal Academy of Sciences.
Fleet Week in San Francisco meant that the Blue Angels made a return to the skies above the city.
And then Angel Island caught on fire. As seen from the roof of our apartment:
Photos from the roof of our apartment building.
Halloween approaching also meant that Batman was officially on duty.
And the coming election also meant political street art and graffiti were on the rise.
Fog rolling over the Golden Gate.
Shots around the apartment building…
Shots around San Francisco
Visited the Cal Academy of Science again.
Also organized some photo safaris for the website Photojojo.com!
Went back to my parent’s house in Southern California for Thanksgiving and bummed around Mentone for a bit.
Also observed the Happy Face conjunction of Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon!
Drove back up to Northern California and did some geology geeking along the way. Here is the La Conchita Landslide.
Back in San Francisco and more photos!
CupCake Camp 2 happened.
Shot a private event at the Cal Academy of Sciences.
Got a press credential for the American Geophysical Union conference too!
Don’t forget about Santacon!
And finally, went to my parent’s house for Christmas to visit the family and see old friends. I managed to get some golfing in…
And also checked out the Mission Inn and it’s Christmas Lights.
Oh, and the year wouldn’t be complete without protests in San Francisco.
Ended the year by going up to the Marin Headlands and capturing a few shots of the always amazing, Golden Gate Bridge.
Wow. What a year! Here’s to hoping the 2009 is even more eventful, exciting, and beautiful!