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Monterey, California: One year wasn’t enough

As I write this post, we have been living in Monterey, California for exactly one year to date. Soon we will say goodbye to this little paradise in Central California.  We truly do love it here, and despite being crazy busy with school, we were still able to enjoy the area. If you are planning …

Pinnacles National Park

Imagine trekking your way through towering sharp rocks that are the remnants of an ancient volcano, seeing miles of beautiful California landscapes, watching a condor glide across the sky, and scrambling through cool, pitch-black caves during the heat of the day.  This is Pinnacles National Park-America’s newest national park signed into effect by President Obama …

Vacation in Maui

After our Vacation in Maui, I learned one thing: There is ALWAYS a way to transport a surfboard. I was never quick enough with the camera, but we saw a guy on a scooter puttering down the road with a surfboard tied to the side, a barefoot bicycle guy barely balancing a board under one …

Big Sur Half Marathon Race Report

The hubby and I have been doing quite a bit of racing lately.   Since we moved to Monterey almost 6 months ago, we have done a 5K, two 10Ks, the Monterey Spartan Beast, and now a half marathon.  Since this was a pretty cool race I decided to write up a Big Sur Half Marathon …

Mozzeria Review

When I found out we were moving to California, I just knew I had to eat at Mozzeria, a pizza place owned by a Deaf couple in San Francisco.  There aren’t many Deaf-owned restaurants in the country.  Only a few in fact, so it was a real treat to visit one of them.  A couple …

San Francisco Getaway

Last weekend the hubby and I had a four-day weekend, so we decided to drive up to San Francisco.  We had a really great time exploring the city, sightseeing, and visiting some really good restaurants. Where we stayed: We stayed at Marines’ Memorial Club Hotel for three nights.  Military members can get a free club …

Ideas for Avocado: BLTA

One of my favorite sandwiches is the BLTA (A=Avocado, of course).   The hubby and I had a long weekend over Labor Day.  On Friday, I decided to make us some lunch.  The weather was sunny and beautiful, so we packed up our lunch and rode our bikes to Lover’s Point in Monterey.  It is …

Spartan Beast Race Report: Monterey

I know this is mainly a food blog but I just wanted to share a race experience.  The hubby and I do lots of races and I think I’ll start adding race reports to this blog as well. Just in case you haven’t noticed, obstacle races are popping up all over the place:  Tough Mudder, …

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

The hubby and I are LOVING California! Today we decided to take a break from our studies and go to Point Lobos for a trail run/sightseeing. There is a heat wave in California right now, and since we are on the other side of the mountains that means the weather here is in the 70s! …