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

Maui – 7/13/2018

On this day, we enjoyed breakfast at the buffet at our hotel, which featured the usual breakfast suspects, along with miso soup, Kahlua pork, and some other fun items. After breakfast, we went for a hike on the Lahaina Pali trail. It was only about 5 miles, but was quite steep, and involved scrambling up … More Maui – 7/13/2018

Maui 7/9/2018

On Monday, we passed on a boat ride and snorkeling trip to Molokini Crater with everyone else, as it was not age-appropriate for Vale. We were disappointed, but made alternative fun plans. We walked approximately 4 miles (round trip) of the Beachwalk, weaving through different luxurious resorts, turquoise beaches, and lovely scenery. Vale slept for … More Maui 7/9/2018

Sapa Day 1

We arrived in Lao Cai after our night train ride. The ride was pretty smooth. My only regret is not seeing the countryside along the way. We hopped on a shuttle to get to Sapa for $2.5 each, for an hour shuttle ride. As an fyi, there is a train every hour on the half … More Sapa Day 1

#TBT Malibu 2015

We celebrated our 10-year anniversary (being together, not married) in Malibu last year. I probably had not hung around the Malibu area since attending my friend’s law school graduation here in 2008. Last time we were in LA together, we hit up Getty Museum, so this time we wanted to see Getty Villa. Getty is an awesome … More #TBT Malibu 2015

Yosemite I

We went to Yosemite in late July of 2015. We departed on July 31, and stayed in Mammoth for the night. We ended up staying somewhere expensive as hell even though we were pretty much just drinking and crashing for the night, because we had failed to realize it was some music festival weekend. At … More Yosemite I