Category Archives: The journey west

San Diego- So Much to See So Little Time

I have spent most of my life disliking cities.  I think San Diego might be one of the exceptions.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the past week here and I’m already planning future visits to the area.  We have found that despite … Continue reading

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Five Mountain Challenge and Otay Mountain

We love a challenge, especially when it comes to hiking mountains.  We were delighted when we read about the five mountain challenge at Mission Trails Regional Park.  The best thing is the park is only a 40 minute ride from … Continue reading

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Del Mar Beach and La Jolla Sea Caves

John and I really enjoy spending the winters in the desert, but I have to admit it has been nice to be on the coast.  Is there anything better than a long morning walk on a beach?  Yesterday we decided … Continue reading

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Devil’s Chair

California is getting out of the drought quickly this winter.  We have more rain on the way for the coming weekend so we wanted to get out for another good hike before we get cooped up in the RV.  The mountains … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Rock Hike

We got up early on Sunday so we decided we would find a hike.  We had been reading about a hike in the Norco Hills located less than 1.5 hours (83 miles) west of Palm Desert.     The hike brings … Continue reading

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Amboy Crater on Route 66

Yesterday was one of those perfect days when you are surprised with a great adventure.  We had planned on going to the FMCA show in Indio but at the last minute found out that not all the exhibits would be … Continue reading

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A Bit of Route 66

The weather had been less than optimal for the past few days so we decided it was time for a short road trip to explore some Route 66 spots.  We had already driven to San Bernadino for some shopping at … Continue reading

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Grotto Overlook-2nd Times a Charm

We woke to clearing skies on Christmas morning so we decided it was a great time to take a hike.  The surrounding mountains had been encased in clouds for 2-days while snow piled up on them.  We wanted to take … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs in the Desert and Robots in the City

We spent 4 months in Palm Springs last year and somehow we missed two really great adventures, Robolights and the metal sculptures in Borrego Springs.  They are both definitely worth seeing. The metal sculptures of Borrego Springs takes about 4 … Continue reading

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Homestead Hiking Trail- To “The Cross”

Yesterday was a rare cool overcast day in Palm Springs so we decided to take advantage of the weather and hike up to “the cross”.  This is a great dog friendly hike in Palm Springs  that starts in the Caps … Continue reading

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