Moorten Botanical Garden

For as long as I can remember my family & I have been going to Palm Springs. That is why when I heard of Moorten Botanical Garden for the first time last year I was shocked I hadn’t discovered this magical place sooner!  Continue reading “Moorten Botanical Garden”

Hiking Grass Mountain

About this time last year I saw an amazing photo on Instagram of a girl in a field of golden poppies. It looked like it was out of The Wizard of Oz. After some searching I discovered that this magical place was not far from me! These hills of poppies were just past Santa Barbara, CA. About 45 minuets away from a trip I planed to Solvang, CA, I decided to hit the trail on my way home. Little did I know what I was in store for!

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Arizona Roadtrip

Before & After Backpacking Havasupai

Steve & I were super excited for our first Backpacking Trip but we wanted to use the time off work to see as much of Arizona as possible. We left Seal Beach, CA at 4:00am! Arizona does not have daylight savings time so we had to leave earlier than ideal. From there, we drove through Nevada, Utah & finally made it to Northern Arizona just in time for our tour 2:20pm tour at Antelope Canyon. Of course I brought some crochet to work on during the drive.

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Backpacking Havasupai

I always loved spending time outdoors & hiking. Growing up I was in Girl Scouts and spent most of my summer breaks at camp. I loved it. Turns out, not much has changed. I am still a sucker for a good hike or outdoor adventure! So naturally, when I first saw photos of Havasupai I was dying to go! Thus began the planning process of my first backpacking trip!

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