Great hike…Santa Margarita Trail

I know I said yesterday that we were going on a new hike that was a 6 mile round trip. But… I think it ended up being closer to 8 miles. To be honest, I have no idea. We got in there and it was truly beautiful, but the storm and heavy rains that we had…

Griffith Observatory

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY I drove up Hillhurst and N. Vermont Avenues heading toward Griffith Park.  Having a few hours to kill before meeting friends for dinner, my internet research told me that this park had an excellent view of the iconic and historic Hollywood sign. I plugged the address into my GPS and before I knew…

Comfort Foods

Why are they called comfort foods when they don’t make you feel comfortable? All they do is make you overweight and feel sick. I was thinking about this recently, but let’s face it, who wants to eat a salad every day? Some people I guess, but not me. So I decided to start looking up…

Fun Hike…but looooong!

Yesterday’s hike was so amazing, we made it all the way up to what they call ‘The Saddle’. It’s where the trail head of each trail meets at the top and you can choose numerous other trails to go onto from there. It took us over 3 hours to reach the top! Whew! My legs…

A Painful Hike…Yet Enlightening

Since my head injury in high school, migraine headaches have plagued me. After the accident I spent years in unbearable pain. Often the headaches were so bad I would pass out. I lost job after job, had test after test done and still the headaches were there. Unfortunately, not much has changed, until this hike….

Huntington Library

The other day we went to the Huntington Library to stroll through their botanical gardens. Neither of us had ever been there  before, but now that we’ve gone, it will not be our only visit. It is truly an extraordinary place and I’m hoping that the pictures below make you want to go, because I promise…

Devils Slide

Devils Slide, that’s the name of the trail we took. Located in the San Bernardino National Forest in Idyllwild, Ca, I soon found out it was appropriately named. As we drove up the mountain it was a particularly windy day. The air was cool but not too cold. Reaching the trailhead, we started on the…

AMAZING Hiking

We had such a wonderful time hiking yesterday. Got up and out of the house. The weather was perfect. There was practically no one out there, we only passed one other person. It was quiet peaceful and gorgeous. Take a look at the images I got because the sunset was really quite spectacular from up…

Good Luck Recipes For The New Year

How about cooking up some good luck for the New Year? Here are some recipes designed to bring success, happiness and good health in 2014. I’m heading to the store immediately and I’m going to start cooking.  

Escaping Winter-Best Cities For Winter Travel

If escaping the cold weather is what you’re looking for this holiday season…then you need to read about these spectacular places to go during the winter months. Travel and Leisure posted this article about the Best Cities For Winter Travel. Obviously, I agree that San Diego is a great place to come for the winter. But…

Portion Control

During the holiday season it’s harder than ever to control what you eat. Cookies, high-calorie drinks and yummy things to eat are everywhere. So I thought I might put up the portion control guide… Just as a reminder.