Ojai hike and a day of California culture

Today was a fun yet long and exhausting day…  I started the day out at 7:30am with my new (beans hand delivered yesterday after pre-ordering it Sunday from the farmer’s market!) Organic Peruvian roasted Centri Coffee.  I filled my mug to go, packed a day pack and beach bag,  and headed for the trail head….

The enchanting Orcas Island

This is our last day amongst the San Juan Islands. We decided to take full advantage of the ferry and went to the second island of our choice, Orcas Island, but just for a day. It is very pretty, open, and natural here with some breathtaking views. Surprise, surprise, we decided to sample the island…

Always “sleepless in Seattle”…

I love this city and wish we could have spent more time here. After our first 2 days in Washington, I have decided this is one of my top 5 favorite states. The first Starbucks! Admiring the cool retro style Starbucks circa 1971 The Pike Brewing Company- Cyrus knows this place quite well…The majestic towering…

Pelindaba Lavender Farm-Friday Harbor

In heaven…bumblebees honeybees I challenged Ru’s photography skills, so he declared a photo shootSoo fun…Love this smell…may be slightly obsessed with Lavender?? “I do”

Stanley Park

We rode our bikes around here on this beautiful day for a few hours to explore the pretty waterside park. Irritatingly, we kept running into one way bike routes and a lululemon race that was taking up most of the scenic ocean-side trail but was fun overall! We even met one person–we ran into twice–that…

Granville Island

Our two evenings in our favorite area of Vancouver…as you can see

The Woods Coffee

We love this coffee shop right on the ocean! The barista made the perfect latte for me complete with micro-foam AND rosetta leaf design–my favorite.

Rasar State Park

This is our new home for a few days…where rainforest meets the highlands A snack of strawberries and cream while relaxing in the hammock tucked in the trees Green toes and matching pitcher Hemmed in trail with swampy looking tree ferns We were more than impressed with this campground  Just check out the secret beach…