Category: Travel

dinosaurs and date shake tasting – hadley vs shields / palm springs, ca 6

dinosaurs and date shake tasting – hadley vs shields / palm springs, ca

After heading out of the pretty mountains at Big Bear, we headed out to Palm Springs! Since it was late October it was not super hot like it is in the summer, but it’s actually more “San Diego-like” temperatures –...

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca 5

lumberjack cafe / big bear lake, ca

Back to Big Bear posts! The next day when we woke up after arriving in Big Bear, there was a nice dusting of snow everywhere.  My shiny car got it’s first layer of snow as well! After a little breakfast,...

teddy bear restaurant / big bear lake, ca 6

teddy bear restaurant / big bear lake, ca

Sidenote: I’ve put up an image/link on ways to help the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda, as referred to in the Philippines) in my sidebar. I visited Tacloban City as a child and cannot imagine the devastation that’s happening...

[road trip] flurries shaved snow bar / cypress – orange county, ca 6

[road trip] flurries shaved snow bar / cypress – orange county, ca

For dinner during our little road trip, we revisited Peking Restaurant, a Chinese place we really liked. Heading back to the hotel, right across the street from our hotel actually, I saw this place called Flurries Shaved Snow Bar. Guess...

[road trip] donuttery / huntington beach – orange county, ca 4

[road trip] donuttery / huntington beach – orange county, ca

When we were leaving the Civil War Reenactment, we passed right by the Donuttery. It was on my list of places to visit and I think I sort of moaned out at Jake that we just passed a donut place...

[road trip] civil war reenactment 2013 / huntington beach, ca 8

[road trip] civil war reenactment 2013 / huntington beach, ca

* This is a non-food post! But it’s still cool, I swear! I’ve been into Civil War stuff for a long time. It’s all stemmed from one class I took in college that I found terribly interesting, due in part...

[road trip] papa z’s / fountain valley – orange county, ca 2

[road trip] papa z’s / fountain valley – orange county, ca

Over Labor Day weekend this year, we made another trip up to Huntington Beach for the annual Civil War reenactment in the park next to the Huntington Beach library. This time around we took Jake’s oldest son, T, along for...

cabin in the woods – stargazing in julian 4

cabin in the woods – stargazing in julian

This will be a semi-foodie post! But mostly a review of a super cute cabin we stayed in Julian a couple of weekends ago. I’ve been really hung up on the idea of getting out of dodge to view the...