Making a Little Adventurer

One of my dreams for Avonlea is that she would seek adventure.  That she would not be satisfied just within the walls of our house, but she would want to get outside & see new things & go to new places.  I want her to be brave.  To do things that she didn’t know she […]

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Hollenbeck Visit!

We’ve been so lucky to have some of our family come out & visit several times while we’ve lived in California, & even a few friends.  And now to add to that list…Caitlin & Cosbie got to come visit for a few days! Thanks to the Dark Days, I didn’t have any more time to […]

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“Hiking Season”

Grayson has officially declared it “fall hiking season” multiple times, & then the weather would get really hot again.  But now we think the cooler temperatures might finally be around to stay. There are so many great trails within about 15 minutes of our house, & even more within about an hour, so we try to […]

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Santa Teresa County Park

We discovered this park recently that’s only about 10-15 minutes from our house, but we hadn’t gotten to spend much time there yet.  Friday night we went before dinner & found a trail to hike up to the ridge.  It was perfect, right before sunset, when the California hills look gold & not a dreary, […]

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Almaden Quicksilver Park

We’ve recently discovered this park that’s just 1o minutes from our house & has miles of great hiking trails!  Where we live is within a mile of every major grocery store, & within 5 miles of almost any store you could want to go to.  But we can still drive just a few minutes & […]

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