My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Happy Easter! We spent a wonderful, cozy day today with an easter egg hunt, mimosas, FaceTiming the family in Germany, the first Warriors Play-off game and some favorite people. On Friday my friend and I went for a beautiful back country hike in Calero County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
It's been a while since my last walk for the blog. Today was a great day to get out and explore the local trails. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday and our family went on a wildflower hunt. I shared a couple websites in the last weeks about the best hikes in...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
A day in Solana Beach If you are traveling in Southern California or if you are in San Diego County for another reason, Solana Beach is a great alternative to some of the busier beach towns like Encinitas or Oceanside. We stayed here for 5 days and I'd like to...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Skateboarding in Huntington Beach Today we caught one of the rare, cloudy days in Southern California, but still had a lovely time skating along Huntington Beach. All these beach communities in Orange County have their own style and satisfy all stereotypes about California. Wide, long, sandy beaches with blue lifeguard stations, lots of surfers,...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Campbell downtown Publishing a post every day got a bit challenging this weekend. It's hard to take the time to post something good when you're planning and celebrating your birthday party. My post from yesterday was a bit blah. Happy birthday to me! We had a wonderful night with close friends, champagne...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Ewoldsen Trail Julia Pfeiffer Burn State Park, Big Sur, California My husband and I were lucky to sneak away for a couple's weekend. We went and stayed in Monterey, CA and on Saturday we drove down Highway 1. We stopped at our favorite food places, had coffee, baked goods and wine...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Winters, CA Whenever we are on a road trip in California, I'm using Yelp to find good places to eat nearby. That's why we stopped in Winters on our way to Lassen Volcanic National Park this summer. We came from the South on Winters Road and entered the town over the...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Museum Insel Hombroich This was another beautiful day of my summer 2016 in Germany. I went there with my younger daughter and my sister. We had a wonderful time walking the grounds of the Museum Insel Hombroich even though it was a rainy day and we got pretty wet at the...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
A night and a day in the city It's always worth to drive to San Francisco, even on a Friday afternoon when you'll most likely hit bad traffic. I went with my three very good German friends and we had a wonderful time - 24 hours without kids, just for ourselves....