7-Mile Urban Hike with Princess
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      5 comments

This morning DH took Moani out for a run while Princess and I took off for a local wilderness park here in the City of Orange. It's called Peters Canyon and is a very popular hiking and mountain biking park - from evidence I can see on the trail... Read more
Good Start for the Week
Monday, July 11, 2011      6 comments

It just seems natural to me to count Monday as the 'first day of the week' and I like getting a good start. Not that a slow start means the rest of the week is doomed but somehow the energy generated by getting a good start seems to carry over f... Read more
Quick goodnight
Monday, July 11, 2011      2 comments

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend - I've been busy and obviously didn't get around to blogging until now, about 18 seconds before I fall asleep for the night, haha! Sweet dreams!! ... Read more
SparkPeople's Newest Feature - eMeetings!!
Saturday, July 09, 2011      6 comments

I have been very fortunate to participate in SparkPeople eMeetings, which have been in the testing phase until now, when they are being opened up to more people. The technology gurus have asked the 'pioneers' to invite their friends to try this ... Read more
Date Night pictures
Friday, July 08, 2011      11 comments

Wed night I surprised my husband with Date Night, something we haven't done in quite awhile, sad to say - I didn't tell him what we were going to do, just told him to dress casually and what time to be ready. He's a totally serious guy so surpri... Read more
A Royal Makeover, A Real Hike in Back Bay & A Virtual Walk - wow, what a day!
Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

This morning at 7am, Her Royal Highness went to The Spaw for a makeover. As you can see from this 'before' picture, Princess was waaaay overdue for a beauty treatment and looked more like a PEASANT than ROYALTY - shameful! ... Read more
Dead Bugs and Princess [picture]
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      9 comments

You know how a dead bug looks? Lying on its back, legs all curled up - well, Princess does a darned good imitation of a dead bug when she sleeps, don't you think? I f... Read more
Independence Day Parade in Orange Park Acres [Pictures]
Monday, July 04, 2011      5 comments

As part of our regular July 4 celebration, we walked over to Orange Park Acres, which is a small area about 1-1/2 miles from where we live - it's a very rural village surrounded by 'city' life. Well, ok, maybe 'suburban' life would be a better d... Read more
Hiking Bolsa Chica 2 days in a row! [pictures]
Sunday, July 03, 2011      7 comments

I am super happy that DH and I got out to hike in Bolsa Chica Wetlands Ecological Preserve two days in a row. I have a little bit of a personal connection to this area because I supported the task force that got this preserve protected in the fi... Read more
Island Hopping with the Rich and Famous
Saturday, July 02, 2011      7 comments

Yes, it's true - on Friday, July 1, we were island hopping with the rich and famous. Very exotic trip..... OK, so maybe not so exotic - but it's really true, there are tons of rich and famous people vacationing where we were island hopping ... Read more
No Place Like Home + Pix of Lassen Volcanic Nat'l Park
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      7 comments

We arrived home last night and as much as we enjoyed our trip, there really is 'No Place Like Home' - the cats were all glad to see us again so we had to spend some time making up for lost petting. To be clear, my son was here during our absence... Read more
Vacation Hiking on PCT in Lassen Nat'l Forest - pictures
Monday, June 27, 2011      7 comments

The other day we got a chance to hike a couple of miles on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Lassen National Forest where it crosses the highway. I've always wanted to hike t... Read more
Trip & Pics Part Two - Antelope, Wild Horses, Ruby Pipeline, Remote Nevada
Sunday, June 26, 2011      9 comments

To continue from yesterday's blog, we drove along a dirt road [called 8A, I believe] through a remote area of Nevada. We toured parts of the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and watched an unexpected and amazing amount of human activity, especia... Read more
Remote Roads, Sheldon Wildlife Refuge, Ruby Pipeline Part 1 [Pictures]
Sunday, June 26, 2011      7 comments

Today we drove a lot of dirt roads into an area DH and I have wanted to go into for almost 20 years. The primary reason we knew about this area was because of a young couple who got lost in a blizzard in January 1993 - we happened to be somewhat... Read more
What we're doing on our Summer Vacation [so far]
Saturday, June 25, 2011      5 comments

Sorry, no pictures yet and it's late so I'll just post a quick summary and promise to post a more complete report complete with pictures later!! Day 2 of our trip involved driving from Fallon, Nevada, to Cedarville, California, on a remote ... Read more

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