Catalina Island

Catalina Island

August 01, 2018 Wednesday Missing our 9 a.m. departure was a huge set back, but at the end it all worked out. Since the next boat out to Catalina Island wasn't until 12:30 p.m., I headed out to a coffee shop a couple of blocks from the docks called Day Dream Surf Shop. Not only [...]

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

For the first trip of the summer, we headed out to Baja California for a mini family vacation to Cabo San Lucas. We had bought tickets a couple of months before we departed from San Diego International Airport on July 10th.   Although Cabos is technically on the ocean, it is a Mexican desert climate, [...]

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

June 14, 2018 ThursdayTemperatures out in Slab City can get pretty hot. Right after coffee, in Downtown Palm Springs, we headed out to Salvation Mountain. We tried to get there before the day got any hotter, but we still managed to get there right when the sun was at it's highest. Salvation Mountain was created [...]

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

June 14, 2018 Thursday Everyone knows exactly how hot the weather in Palm Springs can get. So for today's outing with my friend Liz, we decided to head out as early as we could to explore before the day got any hotter. We didn't end up leaving the house as early as we hoped to but [...]

It’s a sign!

It’s a sign!

May 30, 2018 Wednesday   The drive out to Page, Arizona is a long one, especially if you don't make any pit stops along the way. To not make the trip seem too long, we decided to stop and rest in Las Vegas Tuesday night. Before hitting the road Wednesday morning, we stopped at The [...]

Hong Kong-Macau

Hong Kong-Macau

March 21, 2018 Wednesday   We have finally reached the last two days of the trip!! These two cities were by far my favorite. We arrived in Hong Kong after a three-hour flight from Shanghai. The weather was finally warmer and there was so much green. I was astounded by the city, nothing like the [...]

Shanghai

Shanghai

March 18, 2018 Sunday   After a 2.5 hour drive from Hangzhou, we arrived in Shanghai. Since it was almost dark out when we arrived we went on a river night cruise. Here we got to see the lit up downtown skyline of Shanghai from the river. It was one of my favorite things on [...]

Wuxi-Hangzhou

Wuxi-Hangzhou

March 17, 2018 Saturday   The morning in Wuxi started with a visit to Lake Taihu. We had an hour to explore the enormous park and even got the chance to join a local in his morning Tai Chi exercise. Right after, we headed out the pearl farm. Here we got to see how the [...]