A two and a half hour road trip from Monterey will land you at Avila Beach! Just outside of San Luis Obispo, it’s a tiny little beach community and just where we go when we want a real beach experience. I say real beach because it’s hot enough there to wear a swimsuit…
Glass Beach came about because Fort Bragg used to use a few sites along the coastline as dumps back in the early 1900’s. When they stopped, the waves took the glass and pottery dumped there and turned that sections of coast in a beach filled with sea glass.
A family outing hiking in Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San Francisco. Video included!
Exploring the Fern Canyon locating in the Redwoods National Park along the Northern California coast.
A day hike in the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument located in New Mexico.
A guide of things to do and places to eat in Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Carmel.
Just south of Half Moon Bay, CA is this tiny, tiny little town called Pescadero. The downtown is about a block long, and features a coffee shop, a few restaurants and all the quaintness one might want; which is probably why there were Zipcar’s everywhere
Earlier this year, we headed up to spend a morning at the Natural Bridges State Park. It was one of the first times exploring Santa Cruz, and we had a great time just hanging out on this beach.
In all honesty, I could fill a few posts up with Yosemite. And we were only there for three days, so the amount of places we could have parked for a picnic and some rock throwing (from Ajax, obviously) is loads.
The mountains were calling, and we had to go.
The rad thing about Yosemite, is that while you were up (some parts are 8000 feet above sea level) there were still views around you. It seems there way always something higher off in the horizon, and I dig that.
We did it! We made it to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! If you didn’t know, with almost 600 balloons, it is the largest ballooning event and the most photographed event on earth. It’s a pretty big deal.
A few weekends ago, Colorado Springs had their Balloon Classic and I was determined to be there for the send off on Saturday morning. Yes, it meant heading out the door before six am, but I was determined.
I have to say, my expectations were pretty high for Maroon Bells. Not just because of everything that I had heard about it, but something about being in Aspen twice before and trying to see Maroon Bells both times without actually being able to get there upped the ante.
Hanging Lake was one of the places way up at the top on my list of things to do this summer in Colorado. To be honest, I didn’t really know anything about the hike to get to there, I just knew at the end was Hanging Lake and that’s what I wanted to see.
Since moving to Colorado, my husband has had a list of ‘Colorado Things’ to do. This past weekend, he got to check one off his list. I knew about the Great Sand Dunes, but never looked up anything about them, so I didn’t really know what to expect.