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Nearing Our 5 Year Anniversary

Tomorrow, September 1, 2018, will be the five year anniversary of SueBee and Kat’s first blog post being published! Reflecting on the places we’ve gone (both Kat and I at the beginning, and in recent years, me, solo), and things we’ve seen over those years makes me glad we started this journey. While I haven’t […]

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Rainy Day at Cal Poly’s Taste of the Farm Store

Yesterday, Kat, her husband, her girlfriend and I visited Kat’s univeristy alma mater, California Polytechnic University, aka Cal Poly Pomona. The Farm Store had an event going featuring fruit and vegetables grown on campus. The university is super cool, because being a polytechnic school, it features hands-on learning. The campus is on the site of […]

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An Afternoon Drive

This past Saturday, I took a spontaneous drive to a little mountain town called Wrightwood. It’s on the back side of the Angeles Crest mountain range, near to highways 138 and 15. It’d been decades since I’d last been there. Traffic on the freeways en route was heavier than I’d hoped for, but being Southern […]

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Taste of New Orleans, part 1

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans, aka The Big Easy, aka NOLA, my first time there. My son, Andreas, had a work conference, his new husband, Loren, couldn’t get off work, so I invited myself along. In spite of having just one solid day, plus a few extra hours the evening […]

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Descanso Gardens in Early January, Part 1

(12 photos) I visited Descanso Gardens today, a beautiful spot near my home town of La Crescenta, about a dozen miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The weather couldn’t have been better, with visitors at a minimum. The plants looked tired and dusty but the camellias showed off their beauty regardless. I think they’re truly […]

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Christmas Day, 2017

Following three days of family, friends, and much feasting, I took an afternoon drive along Southern California’s beautiful coastline yesterday. I’ve been caring for my grandpup, Kansas, so I took him along. It’s not easy taking pictures with a rambunctious pup but I managed one of him in Newport’s Back Bay. We continued down the […]

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The Cabin at Green Valley Lake

(19 photos) As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, and then zoom on to the reds and greens of Christmas, I thought I’d pull together some pictures from the weekend I spent at GreenValley Lake with my son, his fiance, and their doggie. It’s been over a month since we were there in an adorable, […]

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Autumn in Oak Glen

(14 photos) My spontaneous drive to Oak Glen, near Yucaipa, last Sunday resulted in mingling with crowds of people, but as evidenced by these pictures, I found some quiet space, too. It’s so pretty there in the fall, and the various ranches have all sorts of festivals celebrating apple picking season. ~SueBee

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A Visit to Solvang

(19 photos) I spent two nights recently at the adorable little Danish village of Solvang. It’s north of Los Angeles by about 140 miles, and about 170 from my hometown of Orange. Visiting post-tourist season was a good choice. My motel room was gorgeous and at a rate of $92/night including breakfast and passes for […]

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Mini Road Trip

(10 photos) I just returned from a four day get-away, what I’m calling a mini road trip. It was so refreshing …I don’t refer to my trips as relaxing because I’m not able to sit still, but a change of scenery, new places to explore, lots of photo ops, that’s my kind of trip! Saturday, […]

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The Falconer

(19 photos) I walked along the trail at Point Vicente Lighthouse on Palos Verdes Peninsula this past Sunday. The breathtaking view was enough to keep my eyes focused on the ocean, but turning, I noticed something up ahead on the trail. Getting closer, I realized a man had a large bird on his arm. Closer […]

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Kayaking Lake Gregory

(11 photos) I drove up the San Bernardino mountains to Lake Gregory yesterday morning to fulfill one of my summertime goals of kayaking there. The drive took just a bit more than an hour, which is basically nothing in Southern California drive life. The weather on the mountain was gorgeous, the lake smooth, deep blue, […]

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Pink and White

Two beautiful blooms smiling for my camera at San Juan Capistrano during my recent visit. ~SueBee

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Los Rios Historic District, SJC

(25 photos) Exiting the train this past Sunday from my spontaneous ride to San Juan Capistrano, I was surprised to find a tiny row of shops and restaurants running directly along the train tracks. Turns out the area holds many of the town’s original buildings from the days before California was part of the United […]

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Afternoon on the Mountain, Oak Glen

I realized yesterday while starting a few projects in my craft room that I hadn’t been to Oak Glen for some time, so I put aside the projects and hopped in my little truck. The 1 and a 1/4 hour drive was pleasant. I went straight away to a favorite spot, Snow Line, for coffee […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

For this week’s photo challenge, Earth, I chose four of my silly selfies taken with my iPhone. They feature me at various stops in California. I’m certain most of us agree, we’re each charged with protecting our Earth, regardless the ignorant people in political power. We must work all the harder to protect the beauty we’re […]

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Henry the Desert Tortoise

(6 photos) Weekend before last I explored the area near Modjeska Canyon and came upon a tiny nature center where I “met” Henry. Having had a tortoise when I was very young, and turtles having been my very favorite animal in those days, I was drawn to Henry. The space he called home was quite […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green

(5 photos) This week WordPress Photo Challenge, It IS Easy Being Green, was an easy one for me. I’d taken a drive last weekend through some back canyons here in Southern California, and was surrounded by green hills. All the rain this season turned us into a lush paradise. So, in Southern California, it IS easy […]

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Modjeska, Off the Beaten Path

(14 photos) It’s often impossible when living and working in the concrete jungle of Southern California to imagine that rustic, rural places do still exist around us… and often within very short driving distances. This past Sunday, I took myself for a drive and a bit of exploring in the region south of where I […]

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View from Modjeska Grade Road

Today’s Foto Fix was taken while I explored Modjeska Canyon in southern Orange County yesterday afternoon. Yes, it was a gorgeous day. 🙂 ~SueBee

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