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Notes from Home: Life at the Edge of the Pacific

Notes from Home: Life at the Edge of the Pacific

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in California, Notes from Home | 4 Comments

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Cousteau “It will be like we’re on vacation!” my husband proclaims as we scroll through photos at the kitchen table, our dinner plates pushed aside, laptop front and center. An upcoming home remodeling project was forcing us to find […]

Cabrillo National Monument: On A Clear Day You Can (Almost) See Forever

Cabrillo National Monument: On A Clear Day You Can (Almost) See Forever

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in California | No Comments

The two-lane road to Cabrillo National Monument winds its way to the tip of Point Loma, leaving behind busy commercial intersections and residential neighborhoods as it leads to the park entrance. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, a California Historical Landmark that dates to 1882, stretches along both sides of the road. Glimpses of San Diego Bay […]

Hiking Torrey Pines Reserve: Tranquil Trails, Pacific Panoramas & That Rare Namesake Tree

Hiking Torrey Pines Reserve: Tranquil Trails, Pacific Panoramas & That Rare Namesake Tree

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in California | 6 Comments

“A fragile wilderness island in an urban sea.” ~Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Trail Guide The trails of Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve can be a bit of a tease. One moment the landscape is dotted with lush green pines and forest-like ferns. The next it appears to be a desert, filled with chaparral, sage […]