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Limestone Canyon Hike on Wilderness Access Day

We went hiking somewhere new last weekend – Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. This Irvine Ranch Natural Landmark area where we hiked is only open during special “Wilderness Access Days” and you have to preregister to enter the area. My aunt … Continue reading

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MLK Weekend 2018: Rides, a Hike, & Strawberries

The girls and I had a long three-day weekend in mid January to celebrate and honor the late Martin Luther King, Jr. Although I reflected on his vast contributions to the civil rights movement and to our larger society (and … 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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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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Spring in Seattle

Before Vivian was born, we traveled a lot. We love exploring new places and experiencing new things. We also love taking a break from reality, resting, and making some unique and special family memories. Obviously, having a baby makes all … Continue reading

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A Sleepy Hike in Whiting Ranch

Now that we’ve moved, we have a new wilderness area in our “backyard.” We tried to introduce Vivian to it a few weeks ago on a morning hike. We arrived at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park at around 10am. Vivian was … Continue reading

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Blackstar Canyon on New Year’s Day

We started 2014 off great – sleeping in, relaxing, hiking with Snoopy, and then eating pizza in San Clemente. We hiked about three miles through part of Black Star Canyon and turned around just shy of the Cleveland National Forest … Continue reading

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