Some Last Minute Treats Before Crossing the Border 9/20/2020

We had some coffee in the morning on the balcony, packed up, and took one last walk around the property grounds before heading out. Vale got to ride her beloved elevator one more time. She was initially calling it the oven – “Can we go in the oven?” to which I responded, “No, you’ll die” … More Some Last Minute Treats Before Crossing the Border 9/20/2020

Rosarito 9/18/2020

We drove across the border to Rosarito on a Friday for the first time in almost 4 years. It was Vale’s first time, and we were looking forward to the usual – walks on the beach, street tacos, and general decadence in the spirit of all things Baja. We hit a little bit of traffic … More Rosarito 9/18/2020

Hiking and Fun in the Water at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park 7/7/2020

We returned to the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park again to hike and enjoy the water (a river? Google maps calls it a “creek” but it seems just a tad bigger than a creek). We did a short hike featuring some beautiful redwood roots, and gooey banana slugs. I’d never seen a banana slug before, … More Hiking and Fun in the Water at Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park 7/7/2020

Redwoods 7/5-7/6/2020: Crescent City Pier and an Easy Walk

On July 5, we drove into Crescent City about 15 minutes away, and tried to find some open playgrounds (there weren’t any), then walked along a boardwalk area with a nice view of the ocean and a lighthouse. Vale enjoyed feeding the squirrels, who were surprisingly bold. They came within an inch or so to … More Redwoods 7/5-7/6/2020: Crescent City Pier and an Easy Walk