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 […]Read more "Making a Little Adventurer"
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 […]Read more "Hollenbeck Visit!"
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 […]Read more "“Hiking Season”"
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, […]Read more "Santa Teresa County Park"
One of the best things about where we live is that there are so many great places to hike that are really close to us. And all of our life group enjoys doing things like that. So a month or so ago when Becky started planning a hike for one weekend, it sounded like a […]Read more "The One With the Nine Mile Hike"
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 & […]Read more "Almaden Quicksilver Park"
Back in the fall we had a nice, warm weekend & were wanting to get out & go on a hike. I’d read about Ring Mountain online somewhere, so off we went, not really knowing anything about it. The hike was pretty much straight up a huge hill… …but when we got to the top, […]Read more "Ring Mountain, Crissy Field, & Fort Point"