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One of my most favorite things is unexpectedly running into something really interesting that I’ve never heard of before. That’s what happened at The Lava Beds, and…we had it pretty much to ourselves. There’s said to be several hundreds of caves underground here that were formed over 10,000 years ago and out of those about twenty are open to the public. This is a huge gem and the largest concentration of underground… Read More

Nojoqui falls is a fairy tale world of mist, tiny rainbows and little miniature cave villages surrounded by moss and maidenhair ferns… if you dare to step all the way up, as close as you can get, you’ll see. And maybe you’ll hear the faint whispers of the Chumash Indians who long ago called the area home and treasured the falls. Drop your head back and look up. It’s not very impressive… Read More

Crater Lake is such an incredibly beautiful experience that is hard to beat. Your eyes and soul will be satisfied staring at the royal blue of that lake and you’ll find yourself telling everyone you know just how amazing that color is exactly. But, if you’re in the area you definitely don’t want to miss the Umpqua National forest. Follow scenic route 138 and you can spend a day or two marveling… Read More

A mesmerizing clear deep royal blue makes you stop in your tracks as you make it to the rim of this volcano and look into the lake. The stunning blue left me breathless… I had seen plenty of photos but none compared to the real thing. At almost 2000 feet deep Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America. There are no inlets, all the water comes from snow and rain, and… Read More

You should be having fun! Like laughing and letting yourself feel that tummy tickling sensation, swinging and basking in childhood glee, while remembering that favorite swing from way back when. The hard part here, yes there is a hard part… the secret!! How to find this swing. It is one of the hidden Secret Swings located somewhere on the coast in San Diego. Should I tell you how to find it? Would… Read More

If you’re in the Los Angeles area a visit to Venice Beach is a must! If you’re visiting during the Holidays you’re in for a treat. There’s a sort of hidden and very special part of Venice that is lit up and decorated in a very unique and thoughtful way. The Venice Canals. The canals were founded in 1905 by tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney. He dug several miles of canals to create… Read More

Not being flawless, but being a character with something not desired, a fault, a carrier of something that does not please the eye like a physical deformity, is not easy these days when everything is photo shopped into perfection. No one wants to look at a small mark that spoils an appearance of something that’s expected to be beautiful. Off to the trash you go.  Not this Sand Dollar though.  He got… Read More