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Saguaro National Park

One Friday morning my husband texted me from work and asked if I wanted to go to Arizona for the weekend. Always down for an adventure, I replied yes! We decided on Saguaro National Park and hit the road Saturday morning around 2AM. We always leave for road trips in the middle of the night... View more

Rainbow Canyon

This was a spur of the moment day trip to Anza Borrego Desert State Park. The trail is unmarked, but can be found with help from the link below. Once you make your way into the canyon the trail goes through various dry waterfalls which is a blast for the kids to climb. Being in... View more

Rock Mountain Preserve

Rock Mountain Preserve is an off the beaten path trail head in Fallbrook. The trail itself is not the most well maintained with deep rivets in parts, and a few sandy/slippery areas as well as some graffiti. Regardless it turned out to be a great place for a family hike. 5 year old Scout did... View more

Borrego with Friends

We took what will most likely be our last trip to the desert until the fall. This time we went camping with friends- a first for us as a family. We were a little concerned as most people think we try to pack too much in to a trip. We are not much of a... View more

Glorietta Canyon

Mid to late November with cloud cover proved to be the perfect time to explore Anza Borego Desert State Park. This time, Glorietta Canyon was our destination. The PriusV made it through the dirt road with no problems and we soon found ourselves within a boulder filled canyon completely by ourselves. After finding the perfect... View more


When round trip non stop tickets popped up for $430 we decided to take the family to Japan for a little fall get away. Yes, we did take the 4 yr old and and the 18 month old, and no we do not regret it all. The flight couldn't have been smoother. Both children slept... View more


We took a quick day trip to Idyllwild for a bit of hiking and fresh mountain air. Scout got a little car sick just before we got to our destination- the welcome center. However, it turned out to be closed that day (closed on mondays and tuesdays). Unwilling to put the car sick child back... View more

Mount Laguna

DSC_2309 DSC_2303 DSC_2322 DSC_2356 DSC_2362 DSC_2370 DSC_2305 Mount Laguna is great place to get into the mountains and do some hiking. There are plenty of trails, and the PCT even runs through here. It is not as crowded as Julian or Palomar, and also has a rather tasty restaurant with more options than a grilled... View more


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