Apple Picking

When Ryan and I lived back East, Fall would roll around and I would instantly be excited for the brisk weather, long walks around Boston enjoying all of the colorful trees, freezing our butts off at a pumpkin festival, going to King Richard’s Faire, and of course, the arrival of sweater weather. Now that we […]

Best-Laid Plans

On Sunday we had a little bit of extra time on our hands, so I suggested to Ryan that we drive up the coast for the afternoon.  I thought that it might be nice to enjoy some of the beach towns that we don’t normally visit.  (But I was also secretly hoping to get some […]

the Flower Fields

If you live in the San Diego area, then you definitely know what I am talking about when I say that this year feels like a record breaking year in terms of wildflowers and greenery.  San Diego has absolutely exploded with color these past few weeks, and I am loving it! Remember all of the […]

Butterfly Jungle

Last Friday I had the oh-so-joyful experience of getting to preview the Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  The hubs and I had gone once before a few years back, and have always talked about wanting to go back.  I had remembered it being a magical experience, and truthfully, it was even […]

Rainy Day Fun

I can’t hardly believe that I am writing this post, but here I am.  It’s raining, and you know what, it’s been raining a lot in San Diego lately.  So much so, that I have been asked frequently, “what do you do in San Diego when it’s raining?” Well, a lot of the time my […]

Amaya

It had been a few years since we had last dined at Amaya at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, but the memories we had of our last experience left us feeling very excited for a return visit.  We had visions of a lush hotel oozing with warm marble tones and sparkly chandeliers at every turn; […]

K1 Speed

Having grown up in a family with a deep love for go-karting, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that there was an indoor go-kart track just down the street from where we live.  I think my reaction was something like, “what?!?  when did they open?!?  how did I not know about it!?!?”  Yes, […]

Rose Garden

If you’re a San Diego local, then I’m hoping that you already know about one of Balboa Park’s best kept secrets, and if you don’t know, then let me clue you in…the Rose Garden.  Just off the main drag of Balboa Park is the cutest little (actually not that little) Rose Garden.  And right now […]

Cowles Mountain

While Cowles Mountain might have a lot of different variations in pronunciation, one thing rings true every time, it’s a great hike. Just about 20 minutes outside of downtown, Cowles Mountain is a great hike for beginners, families, walkers, runners…everyone!  And that is probably why this hike is so popular.  And when I say popular, […]

Apple Picking

Nothing says Fall quite like apple picking.  The fresh air, the smell of the orchard, sampling endless varieties of apples and apple pie – what’s not to love?  So we have made it a bit of a tradition in our house to haul out to Julian for an annual apple picking day. Julian is an […]