Pomegranates Baby!

We had a really fun opportunity this week to see pomegranates beginning to grow on a tree in the side yard at our rental house. We are still waiting on new flooring at our new house… It’s just been one hiccup after another… Perhaps we will move in by the end of June... Anyways, while … Continue reading Pomegranates Baby!

Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

We could’ve spent so much more time at Yosemite National Park. We are grateful that we were able to visit this amazing place before COVID-19 was spreading here in the US and the Shelter-in-Place directives were in effect. Yosemite is a really crowded park and I don’t think it would be possible to practice social … Continue reading Mirror Lake – Yosemite National Park – California

Shelter at Home Chunking

I recently read an interesting article on “chunking”. In psychology, chunking refers to grouping small chunks of information so you can remember larger pieces of information when you put the chunks together. The most common example of this is phone numbers. While it is very difficult to remember a 10 digit number, most people can … Continue reading Shelter at Home Chunking

Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Our recent trip to Yosemite was very special because we were able to meet up with some fellow displaced Camp Fire survivors. It was so wonderful to see our friends again! We had a wonderful time with them on a hike to Lower Yosemite falls and talked non-stop the entire afternoon. We still miss our … Continue reading Lower Yosemite Falls – Yosemite National Park – California

Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

The Woodpecker Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After hiking the 1-mile Earthquake Trail we grabbed a brochure and headed to The Woodpecker Trail. This trail wasn't paved and wasn't as flat as Earthquake Trail, but it was still super kid-friendly. We ended up running from one numbered post to the next, stopping at each to read the first paragraph of the … Continue reading The Woodpecker Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

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

Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

We drove up to the snowy mountains on Thursday (1/09/20) in the Jeep. It was fun to drive without worrying too much about the road conditions. Ever since Bailey got his Jeep in the television series Party of Five, I've wanted a Jeep. We really enjoy driving it. E recently replaced the mud tires that … Continue reading Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 🦆 – Gridley, California

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area hosts the Snow Goose Festival each year. Migrating waterfowl of various kinds like to use the area for a pit stop during their journey. The preserve has a driving tour and several walking paths in its 9,100 acres. We enjoyed a 2-mile loop hike with some friends (Returning to Paradise) today. … Continue reading Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 🦆 – Gridley, California

Black Swan Trail – Smartsville, California

We needed to get out of the house this afternoon, and a quick Google search led us to Black Swan Trail. After writing RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019), I was feeling extra inspired to get out and do a little hiking and exploring. I really miss that part of our RV lifestyle a lot! … Continue reading Black Swan Trail – Smartsville, California