On my waterfall! What great spot! A fabulous secret gem indeed. Somewhere in Kentucky. My husband and I have been traveling back and forth to Kentucky from California for almost two years now. We travel to see our family members living here. Being so separated (in distance) from 2 of our grandkids is hard to bare, but our every 8-12 week visits have made things a bit more barely that’s for sure. I’m so thankful we have been able to keep up this visiting schedule. Recently our daughter shared this most magnificent spot close to her home. Awe, a bit of mother nature’s glory at it’s best!
What a thrill to finally be here. Joshua Tree has been on my bucket list for far too long. This was our first stop, I suppose you can tell I’m very excited. Oh my Joshua Tree, a fine specimen indeed. A pano here for your enjoyment. Folks, if you ever get a chance to visit this gorgeous National Park, don’t pass it up. It is truly worth the stop. Of course the weather must always be taken into account and one must plan well. Amazing rock formations, molten lava that rose long ago. The beauty is endless… A walk and wine session is a must. Here’s a quick link to this amazing National Park, by now I’m thinking 🤔 you’re thinking… you must go some time in your life. https://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm Research research research, I can’t express enough folks do your research on what to bring, when to go, etc… the desert can be brutal, you must take care and be prepared. Our little Airbnb the ‘Sunrise Cove’ was just perfect.
When in San Diego, Torrey Pines is one of my absolute favorite places to visit. The area offers such fantastic views of the sea. One can get in a really good workout here as well. Parking can be found at the base of the reserve. The walk up the road to the trails is a good uphill trek and will definitely get you warmed up for the trails. On this particular visit my husband and I choose to explore the Guy Fleming Trail, which is the first trail you come to. Torreyana Pine A gorgeous sandstone formation On the Guy Fleming Trail Nice August day by the sea Love this view from the trail It was good to be back. A pano for you Oh So Cal you do remain my fav! 💙 Torrey Pines State Beach, what a delight.
Excited to be staying in a fab lil 😉 Tiny House in the South Congress area of Austin… So Co.
I hiked up to Tenaja Falls in the Cleveland National Forest with friends recently. What a glorious area. And so it begins… By car to get to the trail we took it’s about a 4 mile drive on a one lane winding road. Our trusty driver knew to take it slow, having completed this hike a few times already. I was just fine with the slow ride as there are many a blind corner to be manuvered along the way. The trail is about 1.4 miles over rocks and stream up to the Falls. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/tenaja-falls-trail From what I understand and as you will learn from the All Trails link above there are a few different access points to chose from. We went with the shorter trail to the water falls. So much beauty along the way… Not such a bad idea, it is mountain lion country afterall. Hope you enjoyed this post. g. P.s. Next time I’d take a bit more water and a hiking emergency kit due to, no cell …
Ohio River as seen from the Big Four Walking Bridge, above the Ohio River.
When in Louisville Kentucky, walk to Indiana.
This park is located in La Grange Kentucky, it is a definite must explore. There are a number of trails with enough off shoots to keep you on your toes. Wear a good pair of boots or tennis shoes, you’ll need good traction in some spots. Have your phone charged up for safety purposes and to take plenty of photos too, or better yet, for photos bring your favorite camera as there are great photo opportunities around every bend. Hmmm, where to start Not much water this time of year, just a trickle… Ok we’ve passed this sign one too many times ;/ On the right track again Time for my yoga challenge pose. Sometimes you can find me on Instagram yoga-ing away… Husby paving the way back to our vehicle. Such a great hike. Thanks to my daughter and son in law for a great morning hike. On to some BBQ in old town La Grange next……. Happy adventuring friends! g.
Sometimes the road less traveled can lead to beautiful things, in this case… seeing the beauty of nature on what otherwise would have been a typical trip to a nearby city was my great reward. I am so glad I made that unexpected turn A gorgeous glimpse of our lake, here in Eastern Riverside County I think I shall make a habit of this road less traveled. Beauty afar, beauty, beauty everywhere. Sometimes you don’t have to go far to feel like you’ve been somewhere special, sometimes, it’s in your own backyard. Such gorgeous everyday beauty in our world. I invite you to take a road less traveled. You might be in for quite the treat. I’m so thankful for that unexpected (unplanned) turn… May you, in life, take a few amazing turns too. g.