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5th Annual Trip to Catalina

I recently enjoyed my fifth annual boat trip to the city of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles off Southern California’s coast. While there are certain activities I always love doing, I set my mind to do new things this time around. I managed that quite nicely and still have many more new experiences for […]

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Visiting Welburn Gourd Farm

Yesterday I took a drive in the direction of Temecula, a popular wine-growing region about an hour southeast of my home in Orange.  Temecula wasn’t my destination, though…. Welburn Gourd Farm, with an address listed in Fallbrook, was. Veering off highway I-15, I headed somewhat southwest-ish along a narrow, winding, up and down road hoping […]

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Cool Off Along Southern California’s Coast

With the sizzling days of summer now upon us, I thought a gallery of various shots I took off Southern California’s coast might cool you down. Enjoy! ~SueBee

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Faces at King Richard’s Antiques

In Whittier, a town here in sunny Southern California, there resides the state’s largest antique store, King Richard’s Antique Center. If you haven’t yet been, I highly recommend… pack a lunch, take a friend or venture out solo as I generally do, and plan on wandering about for hours while you’re transported back to a […]

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Meandering Along the Coast

One of the great perks of being retired I’ve discovered, is spontaneously tossing a few things in the car and heading down the coast… without calling out “sick”. I waited for morning rush hour traffic to fade and actually enjoyed my drive on the freeway. I exited at San Clemente and walked along the water’s […]

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Visiting Wildlife Waystation on Bird LA Day

Yesterday, my sister-in-law, Jeanne, and I visited the Wildlife Waystation in Little Tujunga Canyon. My brother, Glenn, has been volunteering there for the past several months. He was recently assigned to assist in the raptor section, and was helping out yesterday. As part of Bird L.A. Day, visitors were allowed into the sanctuary for a […]

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere

I’ve been blissfully retired four days now and wonder why I didn’t do this twenty or thirty years ago, haha! I’m still a bit befuddled, checking the clock every hour, worried my vacation days are rushing by too quickly… then I pinch myself and reality settles in and I break out in a big grin. […]

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A Day of Touring

I decided on a drive to Oak Glen this morning, wanting to have breakfast up on the mountain. It was a perfect idea; no traffic on the freeway, and clear blue sky. After breakfast, I drove to Oak Glen Preserve for a walk on the nature trails. Listening to nature was nearly a lost cause, […]

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Oldies Car Show in Orange

Kat and I wandered around the oldies car show in our town plaza this past Sunday. The sky was clear, the sun hot, and we forgot to bring our hats. We attempted to stay on the shady side of the street, but the cars just kept calling us over. Lucky for no sunburn! I was […]

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Stranded?

This view was taken from top of the cliffs at Corona Del Mar and seems to show someone stranded on top of the craggy rock in the distance. I wished I’d brought my zoom lens to confirm, but from the looks of it, the person might have gotten quite wet when returning to shore. The […]

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On the Peninsula

Recently, taking advantage of a wonderful break from the storms we’ve had, I drove to Balboa Island and rode the ferry to the Balboa Peninsula. I wandered a few blocks and reached the sand. A really large berm had been built up by whichever government department is in charge of such things. I’m sure the […]

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View from the Balboa Island Ferry

While taking a brief visit to the coast yesterday, I decided on riding the little car ferry from Balboa Island over to the peninsula. The ferry fits 3 cars. I chose to park mine in a nearby neighborhood, though so I could walk onto the ferry. I figured it’s good exercise, just $1 each way, […]

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Late Afternoon at the Huntington

On the way home from my brother and sister-in-law’s in Burbank yesterday, I stopped for a fairly short visit at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. I arrived at 3pm; the gardens close at 5. I’m glad I arrived so late because it looked to have been a jam-packed day. It was, after all, the […]

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2018 Washed Out to Sea

I took my annual “washed out to sea” picture on the beach at El Segundo while waiting for my son and son-in-law’s flight to arrive at LAX.  The timing at the beach was perfect. The sun was setting and at the golden hour, the waves allowed me a very quick scratch in the sand, and […]

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Metrolink Train to L.A.

It’s already been a few weeks since I took an early train from the city of Orange, where I live, to downtown Los Angeles. We’d had a rare rain the day prior as you’ll notice in the one photo of a storm canal. Other photos are views out the train window along the way; more […]

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Wildfire Control in Action

I decided on a late evening walk yesterday, arriving at my destination (Oak Canyon Nature Trail in Anaheim Hills, California) just before dusk. Getting out of the car I realized I’d gotten there too late; it gets dark very quickly. I therefore figured I’d wander just a wee bit up the trail and turn back. […]

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Off the Coast of Carlsbad

A few pictures from my recent overnight stay in Carlsbad, just down the coast from my home in Orange, in Southern California. ~SueBee

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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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A Day at the Lake

It was the perfect day at Lake Gregory in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. My oldest daughter, Angelika, our friend, Cynthia, and I took a picnic and found the perfect little lakeside beach to set up. Even the ducks were envious of our spot! ~SueBee

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Lakeside Umbrellas

Our beach umbrellas at Lake Gregory yesterday afternoon, fending off the sun and a nice breeze. ~SueBee

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