Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After being sandblasted off Limantour Beach we headed inland for some better weather. We made ourselves lunch and ate at picnic tables next to the overflow parking lot at Bear Valley Visitor Center before heading to Earthquake Trail. At the very start of the paved path, keep left at the fork so that the … Continue reading Earthquake Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Limantour Beach – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After checking in at Bear Valley Visitor Center we headed straight for the nearest beach. The rangers we spoke with let us know about a high wind advisory and suggested we hit the beach as soon as possible. The beach was a short 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot. At first, it was … Continue reading Limantour Beach – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Bear Valley Visitor Center – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 Our first stop on our weekend getaway to the coast was Bear Valley visitor's Center. It was conveniently located only 5 minutes from the campground we stayed at. I hadn't done much activity planning before we left home and the staff at National Park Visitor Centers have always been exceptionally helpful when we inquire … Continue reading Bear Valley Visitor Center – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty "blue" the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork … Continue reading The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Barb’s Favorite Salsa Recipe

I got this recipe a few years ago. It's the best salsa ever! It's the only salsa recipe you'll ever need. The church we were attending held monthly vegan cooking classes and they were so much fun! Each class had a theme, several recipes in a nice folder, cooking demos of the recipes, and samples … Continue reading Barb’s Favorite Salsa Recipe

Banana 🍌 Bread Recipe

Here is my favorite go-to recipe for banana bread. This quick bread is great for breakfast, brunch, tea-time or an after-school snack. My husband and 3 kiddos love it too. It just smells so good baking in the oven, it warms the whole house up with happiness. If you're having a bad day or the … Continue reading Banana 🍌 Bread Recipe

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

I recently saw a "life hack" where a dad used a Starbucks stir/stopper to fix his daughter's hair, and I had to try it!

Grown-Up Book of the Month (February 2020)

When I wrote Gathering Great Goals for 2020 last month, my first resolution for the new year (2020) was to read one grown-up book per month. This is quite a lofty goal for me, because last year I succeeded in reading only one book that didn't fit into the Children's Literature genre, The Life-Changing Magic … Continue reading Grown-Up Book of the Month (February 2020)

Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas

I recently read a great, short article on gift giving by tidying expert Marie Kondo (see link below). Choosing Gifts That Spark Joy It's only a few weeks until Valentines Day. Here are some fun gift ideas for a variety of ages and budgets. Edible gifts from Sohnrey Family Foods Health & Beauty gifts from … Continue reading Valentine ❤️ Gift Ideas