Fall Road Trip: Zion National Park

Things aren’t quite back to normal. I’m still teaching from home as I work in a city with the most cases in our county. However, I was able to sneak away for the weekend. To be honest, all my friends and hiking groups have been posting pictures of Zion. I didn’t go last year because Angels Landing and the Narrows seemed to extreme. Spoiler: they’re … Continue reading Fall Road Trip: Zion National Park

33: Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay

Before you read, I did travel this summer (2020) and did so as safely as I felt comfortable. For everyone, this is different. My stance has been to not make judgments on others at least aloud. 🙂 Friday After leaving SLO and Paso Robles, I decided to skip Big Sur (Highway 1) and take the 101 through Salinas (see John Steinbeck). It shaved an hour … Continue reading 33: Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, & Half Moon Bay

40 Days and 40 Nights

Remember that movie? Josh Hartnett, the teenage heartthrob, couldn’t sleep with anyone for 40 days. Whatever happened to him? If you want something similar to that movie, watch “Too Hot To Handle.” I am unfortunately enamored with the tall, 23-year-old Aussie who uses the phrases “naughty possums” and “little quesadillas” to refer to people. Okay, so that’s what I’m doing – watching bad T.V. like … Continue reading 40 Days and 40 Nights

5 Days of Galentine’s (Weekend in San Diego)

San Diego Long Weekend I was hungover, but I dragged myself to SD Sweat Squad’s event: 20 minutes on the Versa climber and 20 minutes of Lagree. It was a daze and hard, but I sweat out the hangover! I was pretty tired from the week – overworked and underfed – so I took myself to sushi. Normally, I sit at the bar, but I … Continue reading 5 Days of Galentine’s (Weekend in San Diego)

2020 & January Intentions

January 1st Tried parts of a smoked apple fritter from J.D. Flannel. Hiked 10.4 miles to Sitton Peak faster and more fearless than before. Hell’s Kitchen wasn’t open. January 2nd Laid in bed exhausted. Did some yoga. Co-workers’ boyfriends cooked food. I drank a whole bottle of wine. Hope I didn’t do anything stupid. January 3rd Hungover. Mom coined my back, I took Advil and … Continue reading 2020 & January Intentions

Phoenix (and Scottsdale) City Guide

Before you read ahead, here are the highlights: nami tsyonami, Harumi Sushi, Valley Bar, and Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail. If you do nothing else, go to/eat/do those. Where I Stayed I stayed in a casita, a transformed garage, in a home and street that was very much Beverly Hills. It’s a 1920s Tudor style home owned by Fawn, a photographer, whom I spoke to … Continue reading Phoenix (and Scottsdale) City Guide