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Live From Pasadena: The 134th Tournament of Roses Parade

The state of Illinois submitted a float decorated with over 30000 roses, depicting familiar icons. On this beautiful Monday, the day after New Year's Day, we rang in 2023 with a clear day in between stormageddons and the Rose Parade. While the parade, along with the Rose Bowl game is typically held on January 1st,… Continue reading Live From Pasadena: The 134th Tournament of Roses Parade

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Leo Carrillo Dog Beach

Owen enjoys the surf and sand at Leo Carrillo Leo Carrillo State Park, named after the actor and conservationist from the 1950s, is a fun place for all sorts of nature lovers. The state park is located off Highway 1 in Malibu and features hiking and camping. For those who are more sea-loving, there are… Continue reading Leo Carrillo Dog Beach

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Scout Life: Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell

Ready to head to the summit. Last summer, Emily and I had the opportunity to complete what could be considered a Scout rite of passage.  We hiked from Vincent Gap, up forty unrelenting switchbacks, and made it to the peak of Mt. Baden-Powell in the Angeles National Forest in Southern California. Named for Lord Robert… Continue reading Scout Life: Hiking Mt. Baden-Powell

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The Tournament of Roses 2019: A California Tradition

Something I take for granted living in Southern California is how close we are to many events. This morning was the 130th Tournament of Roses lovingly better known as the Rose Parade. The theme this year was "The Melody of Life," in celebration of the music in our lives and was a beautiful and multicultural… Continue reading The Tournament of Roses 2019: A California Tradition

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Good Times and Sunny Climes at the Beach

It's Labor Day today, and we're finishing up what was a busy three-day weekend.  Thankfully, today has a bit of a slower pace.  The husband is back at work since we didn't make any big plans for the holiday, so it's just the kids and me. So to keep cool and keep the kids from… Continue reading Good Times and Sunny Climes at the Beach