Today was my last day on the ranch. Sandee spoiled me with farm fresh eggs, coffee, and great conversation this morning. While we had girl talk, Charlie was in the car where he was supposed to be eating his breakfast. Instead, he was chasing flies. Read More »
10.20.15//Day 6 – The day I held a chicken*
*but not this one.Read More »
10.19.15//Day 5 – Montecito, Santa Barbara, & East-West Ranch
When we woke up this morning, our tent was the driest it has been since we started the trip. I cannot even explain what a big difference a dry tent makes in breaking down camp. It is so much nicer!Read More »
10.18.15//Day 4: Back to the Coast
I woke up this morning while it was still dark. I must be getting good at this camping thing because it only took me 30 minutes to break down camp and pack up the car. Read More »
10.17.15//Day 3: Exploring San Bernardino National Forest
I woke up this morning around 0630. The air was chilly and crisp. Charlie was curled up in a ball, but unlike our night in Joshua Tree, he didn’t snuggle me. Or stay under his blanket. Water droplets were falling from the trees above me, sounding like a slow drizzle and making me want to stay in my sleeping bag. Read More »
10.16.15//Day 2: Joshua Tree & Big Bear
The most important thing to know is that we survived last night. 😊Read More »
10.15.15//Day 1: Salton Sea area & Joshua Tree NP
Our first stop was Rock Hill Trail – a short walk on the southern edge of Salton Sea. (It was on the way here that we met standstill traffic due to construction.) Once we arrived, Charlie and I took a moment to have some breakfast (0630 is too early for either of us, really). We took a look around the wildlife refuge, read a sign or two, and found the observation deck. Sight-seeing for the lazy. 😉 The scenery was a bit underwhelming and the dirt trail was like walking through finely sifted flour, so we kept to the observation deck for a few pictures before carrying on.Read More »
10.15.15//Let the wild rumpus start!
I packed the final items in the car this morning, still under the light of the moon. I was running on pure excitement (ok, excitement and a little bit of nervous energy). I couldn’t believe the day of departure was finally here! It seemed like it would be forever before I could load up the car and pull out of San Diego for the last time this year. And then, all of a sudden, it was upon us. I was ready, though. Or so I thought. 😉Read More »
09.28.2015//Cowles Mountain Full Moon Hike
Guess what, you guys!? Tonight, I saw a baby tarantula and a few little scorpions! Prior to tonight, I’m pretty sure that seeing one or both of these little guys, outside of a cage, was NOT on my bucket list. Read More »
09.26.2015//Oh, hey there!
In case you were wondering, you’re in the right place! 🙂 Stand by for life updates and adventure tales…
Thank you for joining me on this journey!