let’s go blue!

Last minute Dodger game! An opportunity to not only support the home team and scramble to find a blue shirt in just the right hue, but to get a few shots in. Although there was a fair bit of wandering, still managed to witness the excitement of scoring three points in a row and winning…

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mentryville

Read about a fun little “hike” through a ghost town near downtown Los Angeles. Turns out near downtown Los Angeles = Santa Clarita. Ha! Almost made me cancel my plans to go explore, but so glad I didn’t. Mentryville was an 1880’s oil boom town built around its oil well, Pico No. 4. Named for…

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mostly planes and some arizona

Went to Cave Creek, Arizona near Phoenix for a quick trip. Established as a gold mining town and stopping point for the U.S. Cavalry in the mid 1870s, it is supposed to boast a “Wild, Wild West” vibe. But didn’t really get to experience the local flavor, especially with the 100+ degrees going on (even…

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paradise cove

While there are lots of things about Paradise Cove that definitely falls under the “needs improvement” header, what other local beach can claim comfy beach beds and fruity cocktails…? Exactly. Plus, there is a bonus of a cute pier and a tide pool. The not so good? Food is whatevs and both food and parking…

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