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On the Path Up Ahead

Views on the path ahead of me during a recent hike at Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange, the town where I currently reside. Happy Friday! ~SueBee

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 2

…eleven additional photos from my springtime visit to beautiful, mile-high Oak Glen, Southern California’s apple-growing paradise! ~SueBee (photos by SueBee) click on any photo to open gallery and view pictures!

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Springtime at Oak Glen, part 1

My visit to Oak Glen, up the mountainside from Yucaipa in Southern California, this past Monday (a national holiday so I had the day off work), was prompted by a desire to see the area in springtime. I headed directly to my favorite place, the Wildland’s Conservancy nature trails at Los Rios Rancho. I shouldn’t […]

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El Dorado Nature Center (2)

This is the second part of my previous article introducing the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. I visited there this past Saturday and really enjoyed myself. It’s a beautiful place to spend some time outdoors, take a walk, use your camera!  ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)

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Camping in Anza-Borrego

Over the weekend, Cam, his family, and I went camping in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park for Cam’s birthday! What an absolutely incredible place and trip! We camped at Borrego Palm Canyon Campground…an immaculate campground with drinking water, full bathrooms, and showers! The view surrounding our site was absolutely stunning, especially as the sun was rising! […]

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Beachside Photography Class

In San Diego, looking for an opportunity to hike, visit the beach, and maybe snap some gorgeous landscape/outdoor pics? Torrey Pines is the place to explore! Took an absolutely wonderful outdoor photography class (through the sporting good store REI) with Cam and his family a little while back. We met at the beach, and hiked […]

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Mighty Trees

Went camping in Big Bear with Cam and his wonderful family a little while back…what a fantastic trip, and an absolutely stunning place to camp! We stayed at Hanna Flats Campground, right in the middle of the forest…massive trees surrounding us, and tons of hiking trails to explore. I couldn’t help taking several pics of […]

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“Desert Campfire”

A campfire under the stars in the desert = pure bliss. 🙂 Cam and I went camping at the Mojave National Preserve (please refer to my article Hole-in-the-Wall Camping for more pictures from this wonderful trip), and couldn’t resist the opportunity to make s’mores under the stars with the rolling desert hills surrounding us. 🙂 Recommendation […]

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Hike to Holy Jim Falls

Nothing like hiking a tree-lined path to reach a waterfall on a warm, sunny day. Yesterday, Cam and I, along with our friends Ariane and Max, hiked the Holy Jim Falls trail in Trabuco Canyon. The hike is about 2.8 miles round trip, and is absolutely beautiful. To get to the trail head requires either […]

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“On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”

In Southern California today, that expression was definitely true. It was far too beautiful to stay inside, so I hopped in the truck and ended up at the mountain town of Oak Glen. Now past apple season, the crowds were gone, the beauty remained. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Desert at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library is home to an amazing museum, and several stunning gardens. I posted about the museum previously, but thought I’d share some pics from one of the gardens. Out of the 14 different gardens, my favorite is the Desert. Featuring over 5,000 species, I could snap pics here all day long! Below are some […]

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Paradise beckons yet again!

Who needs Walden Pond? I’ve got Oak Glen Preserve within an hour’s drive. I’m hooked on that place… completely and utterly addicted. We Southern Californians often hear how others are envious of our weather with its near-continual sunshine and mild temps. People move here in droves after watching the Rose Parade each New Year’s Day, after […]

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Hole-in-the-Wall Camping

Mojave National Preserve…what a breathtaking place to visit, and camp! My boyfriend Cam and I chose to stay at Hole-in-the-Wall Campground for a few days of hiking, climbing, and exploring (as well as the awesome camp-side stuff: campfires, s’mores, watching the stars while drinking a beer…). With the sun blasting in our eyes at 7AM, […]

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Walkin’ down a country road…

Kat and I headed out to San Bernardino County two weeks ago, inspired by a friend’s post on Facebook. Within an hour’s drive, we arrived in paradise! Yes, the mountain village of Oak Glen, an apple growing center of Southern California, up the mountainside above Yucaipa. I can’t believe I’ve lived so many years in […]

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Spur-of-the-Moment Camping Trip

Spontaneous trips are the best, especially when camping and photography are involved! This past weekend, my boyfriend, Cam, and I decided to go camping in Joshua Tree National Park…such a gorgeous place! Cam just bought himself the same camera I have (Nikon d5100) so we turned the trip into a photography journey. We stayed at […]

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So Cal Walks (Fullerton Arboretum)

Looking for a peaceful botanical garden in Orange County that’s just the right size for a nice afternoon walk (about 1-3 miles, depending on route)? The Fullerton Arboretum, located near Cal State Fullerton, is a donation-only garden with a collection of over 4,000 different plants, lakes, and a Heritage House (tours are available Saturdays and […]

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