Yes, the stars are there

After moving to the city, you start to get used to all the noise and light after a while. The cars and sirens fade into the distance and you start to convince yourself it’s quiet at night. I look up into the sky and see nothing. I know the stars are there even though I […]

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A stormy walk on the beach

  A cool breeze goes through my hair, bringing my attention to the shore beside me. The sun is starting to set and, off in the distance, a storm is growing larger. I continue walking along the beach, doing my best to keep sand out of my shoes. The sand has many colors in it, […]

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Ferguson Canyon Overlook

Over the weekend I decided to take my pup on a hike with some water features. It can be hard to find dog friendly hikes sometimes, as a lot of areas have watershed rules that prohibit dogs. Luckily, I found a hike that allows dogs on leash: Ferguson Canyon Overlook.

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Pine and The Pony Express

The smell of pine is what gets me every time. In that moment, I realize that it’s safe to breathe here in the mountains. I fill my lungs with cool mountain air and as I exhale, there is a smile on my face. I decided to tackle a mountain bike trail that was once known as […]

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Laurel Who Floated in The Great Salt Lake

I am happy to report today that I checked an item off my bucket list: Float in The Great Salt Lake. When I was about 6 years old, my mom purchased a book for me to read while we were on a long road trip to visit family. Sometimes these books had “magic markers” that […]

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Exploring The International Peace Gardens

How many times have you met a tourist who asked, “Have you ever been to _______?” To which you replied, “No.” This has happened to me several times, so I am now making a point to explore the places I live. One summer in college I lived in Angel Fire, NM and someone asked me […]

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Bimini Bucket List

After surviving breast cancer, my mom decided she needed to cross an item off her bucket list. She was kind enough to invite me. What was it, you ask? Well, ever since she was in her 20s, my mom has wanted to swim with wild dolphins. I never thought that swimming with wild dolphins would […]

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A stormy day at the lake

The clouds rolled right on cue for a July afternoon in the Moreno Valley. At this point in the season I am struggling with the daily rain. I finally decided to purchase a rain jacket at this point and reminded myself how much I enjoyed the rain.

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