Tag Archives: State Park

Short visit to the Pacific Northwest ~ Deception Pass State Park

March 14-21st ~ Whidbey Island, Washington We just returned from a short visit to see my little sister and brother-in-law on Whidbey Island which is in the north-west part of Washington State, not far from the Canadian Border. On the … Continue reading

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park – Part 1 with Fonts Point

March 8th ~ Borrego Springs, CA Our plans got thrown for a loop in two ways. 

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A bookended week at three beaches in Southern California

February 12th ~ Back at our shop in Canoga Park, CA Just came back from lunch at California Pizza Kitchen where I overheard a young boy and his mother having a serious conversation: Mom: “Do you still have your crayons … Continue reading

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Arizona ~ Maiden Voyage with Ellie Mae and a few mishaps, Butterfly Wonderland

Friday the 13th ~ Somewhere in Arizona… Tim and I are pretty much fair weather travelers. We love the sunshine, warm to hot weather and brilliant blue skies with the occasional white puffy cloud to perk up a picture. 

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Palm Springs ~ Tramway to the top of the mountain

Friday, March 13th (Friday the 13th) With my mother-in-law in tow, our first big outing was a drive to Palm Springs to take the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to the top of the mountain and visit Mount San Jacinto State … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls ~ Today was a perfect 10!

Thursday, September 25th ~ Niagara Falls, NY and Canada Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S.A., established in 1885.  The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who was the landscape architect for Central Park in … Continue reading

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In Pictures ~ Point Dume State Beach, Malibu California

Point Dume State Beach is located in Malibu.  Not as crowded as many other Southern California beaches, it still offers views, swimming, surfing, tide pools to explore, and more.  Parking is limited and no dogs are allowed on the path. … Continue reading

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Castle Crags State Park ~ scenic hiking, fall colors, easy access

Castle Crags State Park is located in Northern California just six miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5.  According to the Parks and Rec web site: “The park offers swimming and fishing in the Sacramento River, hiking in the back country, … Continue reading

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