Category Archives: Hiking

Plentiful Poppies

The California Poppy is our state’s flower and right now, it is in bloom. We went on a very ambitious expedition to view fields of them last Sunday. None of us had ever been to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve … Continue reading

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Great Day in Griffith Park

Some days, honestly, are just crappy. They’re hard, long, exhausting, and frustrating. Kids will do that to your life. But, man, some days are so, so good. They are peaceful, enjoyable, fun, and heart-warming. Kids will do that to your … Continue reading

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Hiking in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Yes, another hike! Dan’s and my 4th for the year so far and our family’s 3rd! We’re on a roll! We hadn’t planned to go on a hike last Sunday, but our friends, the Bullocks, who we’ve hiked with two … Continue reading

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Holy Jim Falls Hike

We’re only in the second month of 2016 and already we’re getting quite a bit of use out of our our Adventure Pass! Last weekend, on Super Bowl Sunday morning, we again met up with our friends, the Bullocks, and this … Continue reading

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Babymoon for Baby #2 in Ojai

When I was pregnant with Vivian, we traveled a lot. But that was normal for us. So, I can’t really pinpoint one trip and say “oh, this was our babymoon.” While pregnant, we took trips to New England, Miami, and … Continue reading

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Borrego Trail at Baker Ranch

Our new community recently opened a 1-mile fitness trail (the Borrego Trail) and we took time last weekend to go on a family walk on it. Dan, Vivian, and Snoopy had walked it on NYE, but I hadn’t yet had … Continue reading

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San Juan Loop Trail Hike

Most years (see here and here), we begin afresh with a hike on or around New Year’s Day. We didn’t go on a New Year’s hike in 2013 (I’m not sure what we did that year!) and we definitely didn’t go … Continue reading

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