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The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena

It is amazing to think of the number of outdoor adventures that we have had over the years and many within an hour's drive from where we live in the San Gabriel Valley. Even more surprising might be to think that less than two miles from Old Town Pasadena, home of the Tournament of Roses… Continue reading The Archer and the Horsewoman- of Pasadena

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The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

The Cal Poly Universities float: the cow figures out how to jump over the moon After a hiatus that was precedented only four times before due to World War II in the over 130 years of the Tournament of Roses, in a hopeful sign of normalcy, the Rose Parade has returned to Pasadena, California. This… Continue reading The Magic Returns: The 133rd Tournament of Roses

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At the Dog Park

My Owen, like many doggies, loves adventure. From the beach to the mountains- even to the vet- he’s always ready to scamper into the car and head out with his favorite family. But the mountains and beach take a little bit more time and planning, and the boy can't be at the vet every day,… Continue reading At the Dog Park

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Hiking the Angeles: Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

The view from Inspiration Point For a nice hike that offers up some challenging spots and good elevation gain but is also easily accessible from the Pasadena area, the Inspiration Point Interpretive Site is a great destination. Designed in the early 1900s for guests at 'The White City,' the historic Echo Mountain resort along the… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Inspiring Views at Inspiration Point

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San Gabriel Valley Resource List

As we continue our slow emergence from a global pandemic, life is beginning to feel more like normal. Schools across Southern California have returned to some form of in-person instruction, and we are now looking forward to graduations and other end-of-the-year celebrations. While these events are greatly modified from the parties of years past, at… Continue reading San Gabriel Valley Resource List