18 Hours of Camping on Mount Diablo

“When are we going camping again?” “I want to sleep in a tent!” “I love camping, why don’t you take us?” Since our Pinnacles adventure almost three years ago, I haven’t broken out the camping gear and tried camping again. Sure I’ve put the tent up in a backyard. And I’ve broken out the sleeping…

Bodega Bay Geocaching Adventure

Bodega Bay is known for it’s beautiful cliffs and hills, leading to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Bodega Head in particular had a beautiful, relatively flat hike where one saw hills, beach, seals, and if you were lucky even a few whales. But hidden in the trail, sometimes just right off the trail, are…

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

On our last day in San Diego, we spent a lazy morning packing up our AirBnB and making a picnic lunch. We were headed north next, and thought on our way out of town, at the suggestion of a friend, we decided to check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. My friend promised beautiful views…

It Would Be an Easy Hike–She Said

During our adventure in Pinnacles, we had four kids who needed entertaining and were too small to go along on the rock climbing adventure with the men.  So the four women along on the trip decided to take them on a nice, easy, hike to some interesting caves.  What could go wrong? About a mile…

Relaxing in the Mountains

I am fortunate enough to have a close friend who loves the mountains so much so that she bought a house there just to escape on the weekends. It’s a sweet two bedroom house in Mt. Shasta City. Right off the highway and in town with access to a grocery store, coffee shop, gas station,…