Love this quote!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. – Mark Twain

James Dean And A Country Drive

JAMES DEAN AND A COUNTRY DRIVE On a drive through California’s San Joaquin Valley, on our way to Monterey, my Prince Charming husband and I drove through miles of farmland growing every crop imaginable. Traveling west on Route 46, ahead of us we could see the soft rolling hills that border the western edge of…

Life Changing Decision

Recently my life changed, drastically. One day I had a long commute to an average part-time job with no benefits. It was a job I enjoyed, but with no challenge and no future. The next day I didn’t. What happened? I had been at this job for almost two years (one of the longest jobs…

Great recipe-Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

The other day I posted some recipes. Last night I made the Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad and I gotta tell you, it’s fantastic! If you like salads and your looking to make something different…try it!

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…