Pfeiffer Beach: Home of the Purple Sand

Pfeiffer Beach at Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur is a beautiful and unique sight.  The parking lot was full, so I took the free route parking on the highway opting for the 3 mile trek down the beach road.  Not far down the road, a friendly older couple from the east coast stopped to offer a…

Where the Red Fern Grows

Return to Natural Falls State Park Spotted Jewelweed-  This flower is also known as Touch-me-not because of its unusual method of seed dispersal.  When the seed pods become ripe, the slightest touch or swift breeze triggers a pop that sends the seeds up to four feet away. Unlike most wildflowers, Jewelweed is an annual, which means its only way…

Boiling Springs SP

About two and a half hours later I arrived to relax and rest for the night before my long day of driving to NM tomorrow. The campsite I chose for the first night of my 5 day road trip backed up to some great running trails. My all time favorite koozie made the trip. Peaceful…

Our Hike to the Edge–Whitaker Point

Whitaker Point Hike Tuck Everlasting was here! The remote Erbie Campground Look what we accidentally sneaked up on as we were exploring our campground trails… I love my Govino shatterproof reusable and recyclable wine glasses and carafe.

Tahoe’s Emerald Bay

Emerald Bay State ParkMost extraordinaire location for a home! Vikingsholm  is a 38-room mansion built mostly from materials found in the bay in 1929 as a summer home!  Fannette Island is the only island in Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada.  It is located within Emerald Bay, on the California side of the lake.Fannette Island was the former home…

Memorial Day Weekend: AR Camping and All Along the Way

We had to stop at Dripping Springs Campground at Natural Falls State Park for a short trek around the creek to view the falls from every angle. Next stop: a quick hike to the check out the bluff   Always stop for some good snake shots We finally made it to Richland Creek about 4.5 hours…

Camping out at Robbers Cave State Park

Robbers Cave State Park is located in the scenic, hilly, woodlands of the San Bois “Mountains” (ha) of southeast Oklahoma.  It is filled with great hiking trails and scenic waterside camping spots.  Here is our set up complete with perfect hammock trees and my new tent: The view from our campsite Well, here it is…

On the road from Bend to Crater

Perfect day for this scenic route to Crater Lake NPI think this was off the Crater Lake path, rather on the way to western Oregon, but I added it anyway. Ok, now back on the route to CL Sunset at Lava Flow Campground on Davis Lake…to the right is a huge lava moundMy two attempts at showing…

The Oregon Coast

I love this hemmed in hollow of a path leading out to Ecola State Park.My first view of Cannon BeachA local Cannon Beach brewery where I tried the Blackberry BeautyI drove on over to Astoria to check out a couple more breweries.  I decided to keep it to a light sampler of three with a…