Family, Parenting, Travel

An Amazing Family Time at Rocky Mountain National Park

To be 100% truthful, hiking is not my idea of a vacation nor is it my first thought on 'where can I celebrate my birthday.' The idea to spend my birthday vacation was a combination of visiting my kids in Denver and the news articles I'd read about the 100th birthday of the U.S. National Parks.… Continue reading An Amazing Family Time at Rocky Mountain National Park

Inspiration, poetry, Travel

The Inspiration of a Beautiful Garden

  On any trip I take I try to find a garden, whether a tiny patch of flowers in someone's front yard or a botanical garden where I can get lost, inside my head and on the trail. So I took the road less traveled between scratching shrubs, dirt, and rock, where spiny pine needles… Continue reading The Inspiration of a Beautiful Garden

Family, Travel

My Town at Christmas

My hometown is at sea level. We don't get snow. Ever. Okay, I heard we had some back in 1962, but someone might have mistaken it for bits of hail. For us, Oxnardians, the winter season arrives when Christmas Tree Lane in the Historic District opens, where palm trees lit in sparking white lights tower… Continue reading My Town at Christmas

Disappointment, Encouragement, Faith, Family, Family time, Healing, Kids growning up, Parenting, Travel

My Five Reasons to Celebrate

  Spring has sprung and flung the blanket of gloom from my shoulders. I'm excited!   If you've followed my posts, you know that I've been in the valley with some serious family problems, relationship issues, and missing my two YA kids who live in Colorado. I was in sad poetry mode. The great news is… Continue reading My Five Reasons to Celebrate