Filoli Gardens

I needed some serious garden inspiration for a side yard that I’ve been working on since the beginning of summer and was hoping to get some by visiting the gardens at Filoli Historic House and Gardens located in Woodside, California. At the time of our visit in July, a colorful glass art exhibition was being displayed throughout … More Filoli Gardens

Lassen National Park

Do you have a ‘bucket list’ or a ‘to do list’ for all of the adventures you want to experience in your life? I’m embarrassed to say I have a pretty crazy, let’s just call it extensive, one. I can’t help it, I’m a shameless list maker and there are so many great blogs out there … More Lassen National Park

Driving Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park

Let’s say that you’re ready to spend some time visiting Bryce Canyon National Park at a more leisurely pace. Maybe you’ve already seen the canyon from the rim at the popular view points (Inspiration Point, Bryce Point, Paria View Point), already strolled along the rim trail from Sunrise to Sunset Point, already hiked some of … More Driving Tour of Bryce Canyon National Park

Sequoia National Park

One minute we’re cruising along Generals Highway in Kings Canyon National Park and then presto, we’ve crossed over to Sequoia National Park. Two parks for the price of one! Always love a good bargain. These two parks are managed as one, but they feel like completely different parks with different Visitor Centers, and overall feel … More Sequoia National Park

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Things to Do and USA Volleyball Junior Nationals

After enjoying a couple of days of sightseeing in St. Paul and Minneapolis, our focus was now on the reason why we were in Minnesota in the first place, the 2017 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship. This was my daughter’s third year of playing club volleyball and the first time for her team to … More Minneapolis, Minnesota: Things to Do and USA Volleyball Junior Nationals