Homemade bagels… seriously good eats!

It’s been about a year since California has officially been placed on limited access due to Covid. During this time many friends have been posting DIY projects including making baked goods. Likewise, I’ve been binge watching Netflix shows like the Great British Bake Off, and after polishing off […]

Christmas Market this Saturday in Buena Park

Need to finish up your holiday shopping? If you’re in the Buena Park area on Saturday, there’s a Christmas Market hosted by the Good Shepherd Church from 10:00-3:00. Address is 7082 Crescent Ave., Buena Park, California. Please share with anyone looking for unique things as stocking stuffers. My […]

Flagstaff, AZ: Route 66

Route 66 is one of the original highways that was established in 1926. It originally ran from Chicago, IL through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before ending in Los Angeles, California. There’s been a hit song written about it, as well as novels, and was […]

Winslow, AZ: Meteor Crater

Meteor Crater (or the technical name, Barringer Meteorite Crater) is a landmark located near Winslow, Arizona, which is about 35 miles east of Flagstaff. The crater was originally called the Canyon Diablo crater. It’s privately owned by the Barringer family, which allows visitors to visit despite the pandemic. […]

Sedona, AZ: Outlaw OHV Trail

After hiking Devil’s Bridge, we went back to our air conditioned AirBnB to eat, recharge (literally, my iPhone was toast) and freshen up (ie take a shower). At 4:00 we decided that it was cool enough outside to hit the road again. The book Kris gave us suggested […]

Sedona, AZ: Devil’s Bridge

The Devil’s Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile hike. There’s a 400 foot climb in altitude and is considered moderately difficult. If you have a high clearance vehicle like a 4×4 Jeep, you can bypass 1.3 miles using Dry Creek Road. The unpaved road is not recommended for […]

Renting a Jeep in Sedona

Visually, Sedona is stunning. It’s simply mesmerizing to see all the glorious shades of red, brown, tan and gold, especially when it bounces off the sunlight. This is just the view from the road. When I was doing research in Sedona, I was going to hire a Jeep […]

Grand Canyon- South Rim

The Grand Canyon is not too far from Sedona. Stephen had never been there so what a better way to celebrate his birthday with a visit, and check it off the bucket list? We left Sedona early at 6:30 am, partially due to the heat. On our way […]

Sedona, AZ

It’s Stephen’s birthday and I wanted to take him somewhere that was known for stargazing. Originally, we were supposed to go to Joshua Tree, but due to the nearby fires , the air quality was poor. We cancelled and made plans for Sedona. I was lucky to find […]

Diamond Bar, CA: Tasty Box

I was craving Hong Kong style food and found a place called Tasty Box in Diamond Bar, California. It’s a tiny place, and it’s primarily a take out restaurant, but there are some tables outside. They have a limited menu, focusing on roast duck, soy sauce chicken, barbecue […]

Boozy Sanitizers and COVID-19

Since March, the entire country has been under a self containment plan. People who weren’t considered “essential” worked from home. Finally California started lifting restrictions, and as of Friday, June 19, we entered stage 3. I had the day off and decided to go on a day trip […]

Happy Earth Day 🌍

It’s Earth Day, April 22nd to be exact. Unfortunately we can’t do normal things, like go out with friends or family. We’ve been in self containment for a little over a month. It feels so much longer. On March 15, California’s Governor Newsom implemented a Stay at Home […]