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Of Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

Scoutie at family dinner This summer's trip to Prague was a bit different than those prior. For starters, we were traveling with more of the family. Nate was able to join us on this trip along with Sami. The pace was also a bit different, even with the busyness of city-hopping. Most of our busy… Continue reading Of Farmer’s Markets and Family Dinners

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Bailey Canyon Nature Trails

Into the woods This afternoon's Sunday adventure took me back to Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. This time we took Owen, and rather than heading up the challenging Bailey Canyon Trail to Jones Peak, we explored the family-friendly nature trails in Bailey Canyon Park. We headed up on Sunday mid-afternoon, after church and a… Continue reading Bailey Canyon Nature Trails

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Bark Ranger Owen Reporting for Duty in Yosemite

We continued Owen's grand adventure this past weekend with a quick trip up to Yosemite National Park. This was Owen's first time to our favorite park, as well as his first time camping. Throughout the years of his outdoor adventures, he had never before done either of those activities, and we finally rectified that. We… Continue reading Bark Ranger Owen Reporting for Duty in Yosemite

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National Barking up a Joshua Tree

In honor of National Puppy Day, we bring you happy tales of a canine adventure that took place this past weekend. For the first time in his life, or at least in the over nine years that we've had him, Owen finally visited a national park. He's spent much time in the Angeles National Forest… Continue reading National Barking up a Joshua Tree

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Adventures in the Angeles: Brown Mountain Dam, Paul Little, and Owen Parker

Just a couple weeks after Owen's last trek in the Angeles to Gould Mesa from Angeles Crest Highway, we returned for another adventure. This time, instead of hanging out at the Gould Mesa Trail Camp, Owen and I headed north on the trail to the Paul Little Picnic Site along the Gabrielino Trail. Just like… Continue reading Adventures in the Angeles: Brown Mountain Dam, Paul Little, and Owen Parker