Back so soon? Well friends, it looks like the first couple of days of 2018 were kind of a bust. I tried to see the Rose Parade floats and hike… but my radiator had a huge crack and my engine overheated. Looks like I’ll be spending $ on new parts and then possibly selling the car. It’s time – the car is 11-12 years old. If … Continue reading January Goals
Celebrated the last night of 2017 with lots of wine and fine people… and proceeded to spend all of today sleeping (till 11am and then napping). 2017 was pretty great. I spent 45 days out of town, went on over 52 hikes (48 of them unique), turned 30, and saw a bunch of college friends. I’m getting better at this teaching thing and having more … Continue reading Cheers to 2017!
My diet since Christmas has consisted of… tortilla chips, queso, French fries, and Dunkin Donuts coffee and I won’t quit. We departed for Las Vegas on Christmas Eve, hitting ZERO traffic for a nice 3.5 drive. This was my first time back in EIGHT years. Although Vegas is close, I don’t gamble or go clubbing, and there’s always tons of traffic! We walked the extremely crowded … Continue reading Christmas in Las Vegas (and San Diego)
It’s that time of year, when I try to find a place to escape to. But I live in Southern California and this is where everyone comes to for warmer weather. So I called my friend Jordan to take a 4-day Thanksgiving road trip to Palm Springs, the neighboring town of Idyllwild, and Joshua Tree. Day 1: Palm Springs We left on Thanksgiving Day and found … Continue reading Thanksgiving in Palm Springs, Idyllwild, & Joshua Tree
I’m experiencing some FOMO right now, as my friends traveled to the places I had on my radar: Palm Springs and San Francisco. I decided to take it easy, especially with consuming alcoholic beverages, and live a “healthier” and slower weekend. This was my weekend: I attempted to go to The Broad on FRIDAY without tickets. We got there 2 hours early and the line was around … Continue reading Sunday Bests (11/12/17)
Monday. 5:15 in the morning. 45 minute workout done. I’ve slept odd hours the last couple of weeks. Some days I’ve slept from 6-10pm, stayed up and went back to bed from 2-6pm. Last night, I fell asleep at ~7:30 after driving home in traffic from Carpinteria. But unlike usual, the 2+ hour drive and traffic didn’t phase me. I listened to podcasts and stopped at an … Continue reading Catching Up in Carpinteria
A few months ago, I hiked Big Pine Lakes. I was enthralled by the Eastern Sierras and after seeing pictures of the fall colors up at June Lake, I put out a call for travel buddies. One of my old co-workers and her friends joined me on a quick 2-day trip to Mono County. First, we stopped by my favorite coffee shop in Bishop: Looney … Continue reading Fall Colors in California