California

San Diego: The Simple Things

Our week spent in San Diego was probably not what you’d expect. Shows at Sea World, crowds at Mission Beach, “dogs not allowed” harbor cruises …. no, no, and no! Eschewing a mad dash from “thing” to “thing,” we instead basked in the simple...

Anza-Borrego & A Gaggle of Crazy Critters

Leaving the Salton Sea area, we journed 80 miles toward the coast to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest at 600,000 unspoiled acres … almost the size of Rhode Island! It’s a weird name, but comes from the name of an 18th century Spanish explorer, Juan...

So.Cal: Salton Sea & Bombay Beach

Our afinity for weird and wonderful places continues. But this place, in Southern California, has weirdness in spades! Our campground host cheerfully declared, “WELCOME! The lake water is toxic, the beach is made of tiny crushed shells that will cut your dogs’ feet in a couple...

Death Valley – 3 Million Acres of Weird

2022 brought us a visit to Death Valley National Park, an area once described by The New York Times as “3 million acres of weird.” But first things first: meet our new family member and adventure buddy! Two days after getting Finn, a 10-week old English Cream Golden Retriever...