Month: August 2015

Donut Despair

Fifty seven minutes. It’s been fifty seven minutes since the damned parking meter ate my credit card and I’m fuming and dancing around my car doing the potty dance. Being that this is Southern California it took me  over forty five minutes to drive in heavily congested Orange County traffic to Newport Beach this morning …

Hi Sierras!

It was nearing high noon in the Eastern Sierras and we had been hiking what felt like straight up a mountain for hours. This was no normal hike. As my hiking boots crushed into the soft sand of the trail I felt every pound of the heavy pack on my back that carried my belongings …

Vegan Mango Curry with Rice Noodles and Cashews

It’s mid August and I’m camping at over seven thousand feet and I’m freezing cold. Seriously! Yes, that is right; I said August! What is with this summer that does not actually feel like summer? I’m ready for those summer days of swimming in crisp alpine lakes, but the water not being so cold that it makes me …

The Sun Never Sets in Alaska

The first week I was in Alaska the sun never set. Every evening was a sunset that just wouldn’t end. It was glorious. You know how sometimes you see those sunsets that are just so damn gorgeous you wish they would never last forever? That was one of my first experiences in Alaska and it made me …