Getting away to Maine was just the escape we needed after we had spent a few days in the classic Massachusetts summer thunderstorms.
The sun rose, slowly but surely, and spread its shining rays over the tops of the mountains, illuminating them with first light. The light slowly made its way down the mountains before blanketing the valley floor in beautiful, bright golden morning light.
Laguna Beach is one of my favorite places to visit when I come to southern California, second only to Malibu, of course.
I arrived in California and had to go to one of my childhood favorite beaches, Corona del Mar. Located just next to Newport Beach, this was one of my mother's favorites when she was growing up here, so, naturally, it became a frequented beach for our family.
An early snow season means hiking season just got a whole lot more intense. Instead of hiking with an intense pack, sweating the entire time and swatting away bugs, I put on some snow-pants, tie up my snowboarding boots, strap a snowboard to my pack, grab my poles, and head up the mountain!