Month: March 2014

Candied Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

        I am so very lucky in that I only have been car sick one time in my life.        It was the very first time I entered the San Bernardino Mountains and those mountains took my motion sickness virginity.        If only I had known in 1985 how much ginger helps combat nausea.        When I was …

Hazard Peak Hike in Montano De Oro

     Montano De Oro is one of the most beautiful places in all of Southern California.     The camp ground is a little out of the way for a stay in the central coast area but it is just so pretty and so not crowded at all!  During the week you never need reservations in the off …

Camping Vs Sleep or why I Hate Robbie the Raccoon

    I never seem to sleep very well on vacation in tents although I love to camp.    Every vacation I go on seems to be packed full of fun activities like hiking, wine tasting, beach relaxing and off roading adventures. When it comes to be about ten o clock at night and I’m exhausted something …

Morro Strand Beach Hike to Morro Rock

    Our first morning on the Central Coast beach vacation was just phenomenal.     K woke up early at six and wanted to take a walk on the beach and take some early morning photos as the fog drifted back out to sea. I was awake and ready to strap on my hiking boots and enjoy waking up …

Bears are Afraid of Boobs; A 8 Mile Hike up San Bernardino Peak Trail

    The path up the mountain side was steep.  My calves were burning already and the hike had just begun a mile ago.   A mile ago at the beginning of the hike I remember thinking how easy the start of this hike is. You cross a babbling creek or raging river depending on what season it is. The …