Every day B escapes on a little bike ride around Monterey with his bike "Phil"  remember when we purchased "Phil" in Palm Springs? Well since then Phil's terrain has changed from the desert to the hills on the Central Coast of Cali. 
We moved to Monterey for my new trabajo at DLI so as you can imagine this area has a huge military presence.  Fort Ord, a former U. S. Army post, is pretty much our back yard and is truly a beautiful area.  There are still many abandoned buildings in Fort Ord but what used to be an artillery target range is now a nature reserve.  In fact, it was the first nature reserve created to protect an endangered insect : the Smith's blue butterfly.
 B was trekking along when he ran into some traffic!  Remember the old group, Men at Work, well when B rain into these "Sheep at work."
 What's also incredible about this area, is that the ocean is just on the other side.  Who would've thought that there would be such a different terrain so close to the sand.  Not this LA girl! 
 As B meanders his way around, he comes up at the Laguna Seca Speedway.  Just another example of all the surprises that Monterey has to offer.  Laguna Seca is an auto and motorcycle racing track which is quite popular and has lots of different races and car shows year round.  You might recall, B took us there earlier this summer for the Sea Otter Classic.
Monterey is a pretty cool place to live but my main point in showing you these adventures in OUR area is so that you get encouraged to go seek out all the nooks in crannies in YOUR area.  :)  B is in ♥ with Monterey because it is super bike friendly and there are many trails to choose from with gorgeous landscapes.  
I've moved around a lot for my schools and trabajos and as an LA girl, that is where my heart is ♥.  However, I want to make sure I don't miss out on all the beauty in front of me, and thanks to B I won't! The grass on the other side doesn't always have to be greener.  I wish I would have embraced this feeling more when I lived in the Midwest, but lesson learned. I am trying to really enjoy what each place has to offer.  In fact this weekend we are headed to the Rodeo in Salinas!
What is the landscape like in your area?