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Barn With Four Lightening Rods

I spotted this weathered, old barn while exploring near Fort Larned, Kansas. ~SueBee

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned part 2

Continuing from my previous post, this gallery shows some of the interior displays at Fort Larned. I think it’s fascinating to see how people lived back in those times. I didn’t have much time to read all the descriptions at each room so I don’t have information on them to share, but I think you […]

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Sights From Kansas – Fort Larned

Historical sites always draw me in to explore, so on my recent visit to Kansas, I borrowed my son’s car and set off to see Fort Larned, home to the guardians of the Santa Fe Trail as the website states. Knowing the raw deal Native Americans got from our government makes visiting an old fort […]

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Sights From Kansas – Pawnee Rock

During my recent Kansas visit, Loren took me to see historical Pawnee Rock. The 360 degree view was great, but I was most drawn to the old graffiti, left by travelers in the late 1800 and early 1900s. Fascinating! Per Wikipedia, “Pawnee Rock is one of the most famous and beautiful landmarks on the Santa […]

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Sights From Kansas – Cheyenne Bottoms

My son-in-law, Loren, toured me around the Great Bend, Kansas, area, starting with a visit to Cheyenne Bottoms. Per Wikipedia, “Cheyenne Bottoms is a wetland in the central Great Plains of North America. Occupying approximately 41,000 acres in central Kansas, it is the largest wetland in the interior United States. The Bottoms is a critical […]

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Sights From Kansas

I took my Nikon on the plane to Kansas, hoping for good weather and a chance to venture out and about. I had both. My son-in-law, Loren, drove me around the neighboring areas and naturally, I took several hundred pictures! It’s an interesting state with lots to see and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. ~SueBee

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Bighorn Sheep Sighting

I hiked the Palm Canyon Trail late one afternoon during my Solo Car Camping trip at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, intent on spotting bighorn sheep (borrego, in Spanish). I wasn’t disappointed, except in myself for not lugging my heavy zoom lens along. The sheep were near-impossible to see, as they blend in amazingly well with […]

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Terror in the Desert

It can get mighty terrifying in the desert… ~SueBee Per an article I found online on Yelp, “Philanthropist Dennis Avery (Avery labels) commissioned metal sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda to design and construct metal sculptures in scattered property Avery owned in Borrego Valley. He bought the land to keep it from being developed and give access […]

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego, part 2

Continuing from my previous post, these pictures show the beautiful desert life at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. ~SueBee

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Solo Car Camping, Anza-Borrego

After getting my second Covid vaccine early this past week, and having no side effects, I decided to keep the camping reservation I’d made at Anza-Borrego State Park. My main purpose, other than a change of scenery, was to test out sleeping in my car for future camping trips. Note, I’m not keen on tent […]

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Exploring Clark Regional Park

Clark Regional Park in the local city of Buena Park, home to Knott’s Berry Farm Amusement Park, was another on my parking pass list of regional parks to explore. Turns out I chose a beautiful day and really enjoyed the terrific walking trails that circled the park’s perimeter. In the park’s center, a pretty lake […]

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Surf’s Up at Aliso Beach

As I neared the end of accessible walking area at Aliso Beach, I noticed a group of young surfers enjoying the waves, so I caught a few pictures with my iPhone. ~SueBee

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Walking Peters Canyon Regional Park

Having a list of regional parks available to me using my new parking pass makes it a fun challenge to visit them all and compare notes with myself. Yes, I’ve previously been to a few of the parks, and yes, I could have gone at any time and simply paid the parking fee, but during […]

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Beep Beep

I looked around after spotting this road runner at Peters Canyon Regional Park, expecting to see Wile E. Coyote, but alas, I didn’t. ~SueBee  

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Read While You Walk

Yesterday I checked out the trails at Peters Canyon Regional Park, using my new parking pass. It was my first time at the park which had been nearly destroyed in a massive wildfire a year or two ago (difficult to remember as we’ve had so many years of wildfires). I’m glad the day was cool […]

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A Walk at Yorba Regional Park

Using my recently purchased Annual Parking Pass for Orange County Regional Parks, I had a really nice, socially distanced walk at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim. Being able to take walks in pretty surroundings without driving great distances easily justifies the cost of the pass to me. Included are 16 regional and/or wilderness parks, along […]

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Vaccinated at Disneyland

Yesterday was quite the experience… being surrounded by hundreds of people after keeping myself to myself over the past 10 months. Yes, face masks were required, so I wore two! I was one of the lucky ones who got an email, after registering on the County website over a week ago, to get my first […]

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Garden Art

There was an art exhibit spread throughout the California Botanic Garden in Claremont during my recent visit. The gallery below shows a few of the pieces I found interesting. ~SueBee

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Make Do With What You Have

While walking through the California Botanic Garden in Claremont last week, I noticed this shed with an odd leg. Getting closer, I had to laugh at someone’s ingenuity. I hope the plastic holds up long enough for a new piece of wood to be cut! ~SueBee

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It Snowed!

Southern California was visited by a powerful storm Sunday and Monday. My town of Orange had hail, wind, snow, torrential rain, lightning, thunder, more hail…! I looked out my front window to see a raging river of ice going down the street. If I could share videos on here, you’d see what I mean. Truly […]

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