Three Bottles of Wine: Three Nights in Ojai

We needed a break. It had been a busy and stressful past couple of months. We had reservations in May for a week on the beach in Maui to celebrate our anniversary but canceled them due to family issues. Happily, the planets aligned in June and we were able to steal away for a couple …

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A Day of Five Trails: Completing The 2018-2019 Coast to Crest Trail Challenge

I didn’t start out early morning on May Day planning to complete all five segments of the Coast-to-Crest challenge in a single day. Two or three hikes at most, then come back another day and finish what was left. According to the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s Coast to Crest Trail Challenge website, the total …

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A Small Price To Pay

While planning/replanning the second part of my road trip, I was determined not to let one unfortunate event define the entire summer’s adventure. On the drive home I found myself more grateful for Kiah (Eddie Bauer), Jimmie (Action Auto Glass), the staff of Next Adventure, Judy & Ken, Nayerah (Eddie Bauer), Jo, and Karen (Columbia …

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