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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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View from Rim of the World

I haven’t been out and about to take new pictures for quite a while by now, so decided to share one I took a few years back. The wide open space of this view from Rim of the World near Lake Arrowhead in Southern California looks very attractive to me! I long for the days […]

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Winds Bring Fire

Late yesterday afternoon the strong winds kicked up again… and later in the evening, Kat messaged asking if I smelled smoke. I went outside and discovered, yes, the air smelled of smoke. I checked all the various local news sites online and couldn’t find anything about wildfires having started. But, this morning brought news of […]

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Old Town Orange, Ready for the Holidays

I took at early morning walk with a very pregnant Kat through downtown Orange. We went early in hopes of avoiding people, and were lucky in that regard. Since the start of the pandemic, Kat hasn’t been out much. It was a really nice change of pace, and looking at all the decorations was enjoyable. […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope this post finds you and your family healthy and happy. It’s been an “interesting” year, but I personally have much to be thankful for. Here’s wishing a very Happy Thanksgiving to you! ~SueBee *About my little scene: The wooden turkey was handmade by my sister-in-law’s father a few decades ago, a wonderful man […]

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Sundown at Irvine Park

A brief visit to Irvine Park in the late afternoon recently reminded me how fast it gets dark these days! ~SueBee

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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 2

I’m sharing additional pictures from my recent morning at the ever-beautiful Descanso Gardens. I’ve found over the past endless months of Covid seclusion that my mental health has been best served by visits to the various gardens in Southern California. There’s nothing quite like being outdoors. ~SueBee

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Morning at Descanso Gardens, 1

A spontaneous visit to Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge resulted in the beautiful scenes included in this post. The number of visitors are being limited, advance reservations must be made by all non-members, and face masks are required. I was lucky to get a same-day, early morning spot, took a surprisingly pleasant drive up […]

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Views at Laguna Beach Tidepools

It was a beautiful day at Laguna Beach, and deserved a good wander along the tidepools… while being careful not to catch a wave! I was certainly envious of the kayakers going by. I haven’t been able to kayak at all this year due to the Covid situation; rental facilities have been closed. ~SueBee

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