Photo Friday: Tiny

November 16th, 2014

So tiny!
Nabbed yah! #Geocache adventures on the #DalyCity/#SF border. Adorable container! TFTC! #urbantreasure

Geocaching next to Lake Merced in San Francisco.

#dogstagram Sitting pretty. Quick break from our walk around Lake Merced

This is my entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Tiny.

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Photo Sunday: Nature

November 9th, 2014

Good Morning Nature!

Sunrise at Key’s View inside Joshua Tree National Park.
Good Morning #JoshuaTree! Stunning desert sunrise from my weekend. Gorgeous colors, bone-chilling wind. Had to do jumping jacks, high knees to stay warm! #lategram

My entry for this week’s Photo Sunday theme: Nature.

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Robot Dinosaurs Rule the World

November 1st, 2014

Some robot dinosaurs needed maintenance.
We followed Huell Howeser‘s footsteps and stopped at Cabazon’s “world-famous” roadside attraction turned intelligent design museum.

But first…
T-Rex selfie!

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Geocache Adventures in Pasadena

August 29th, 2014

I always thought of Pasadena as part of my teenage stomping grounds. There was so much to do without a fake ID.

Sipping coffee in Old Town. Goofing around on the diagonal crosswalks. Watching sneak previews.

As an adult (who is still carded at Old Town bars), I discovered more of the city’s nooks and crannies thanks to my geocache adventures.
Blast from the past. Memorial arch from #Pasadena 's first public library. Damaged by 1933 Long Beach #Earthquake
One cache led me to the Memorial Arch of Pasadena’s first free public library.

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Photo Friday: Warmth

August 29th, 2014

Staring at the Mediterranean in Sitges, Spain.

Sunbathing by the Pacific in Huntington Beach.


Sailing thru the lock system on the Erie Canal.

My entry for this week’s Photo Friday: Warmth.

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Photo Friday: Moody

August 18th, 2014

Moody puppy waking up. Sunlight hitting her blonde fur.

Blonde in the morning light. Waking up with Daisy. #dogstagram #nofilter #doglove

A lovely spot for deep thoughts. 17-Mile Drive in Carmel.

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100 Happy Days: Super Moon

August 10th, 2014

Super Moon rising over San Francisco. I think I drove Mark a little crazy as I tried to snap the perfect lunar shot from my iPhone.


We had dinner at Gamine with Bethany. It was a pleasure to introduce her to one of our favorite French bistros in San Francisco.
#kvpinmybelly Happy first course! Beef tartare at Gamine in #SF Marina. So rich and velvety #foodspotting #french #foodstagram
We started with Beef tartare.

I had Spaghetti Carbonara.
#kvpinmybelly Spaghetti Carbonara at Gamine in #SF Marina. My favorite #pasta dish. Love that egg yolk over noodles and salty pancetta chunks. #foodspotting #pastalove #foodstagram

We closed out the restaurant. It was a pleasure to linger over dessert and port.

The kitchen surprised us with crème brûlée.


Day 97 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Bars

August 9th, 2014

We visited several bars before we found one that suited us.
Homestead in San Francisco’s Mission.

It had a relaxed crowd. No cover charge and no band. I just wanted a watering hole where I could chat with my hubby.


Bees Knees.

Day 96 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Feeding My Soul

August 8th, 2014

Feeding my soul with love.
Watching TV with my Daisy.

Feeding my soul with yummy food.
Lomo Saltado sandwich from Sanguchon food truck.

Feeding my soul with music.

I thought our impromptu piano concert at Heritage Wines in Lodi would work for this section.

Today – I loved this NPR segment on the science of pianos. I heard it on Science Friday as I drove down to Portola Valley for my lunch date with my hubby.

Day 95 of 100 Happy Days.

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100 Happy Days: Slow Cooker

August 7th, 2014

The slow cooker made my house smell like a taqueria in San Francisco’s Mission District. Chili and cumin aromas made it up to our bedroom.

An easy recipe for crockpot chicken with salsa surprised me.

I found it on a fitness-focused instagram page.
I made my own Mexican spice blend. I used a recipe from Barefoot in the Kitchen.

I also made Cuban black beans with tomatoes and corn. We wrapped everything up in wheat tortillas.

It tasted yummy.
It felt healthy.

Day 94 of 100 Happy Days.

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