Cliffs, and Caves, and Cacti, Oh my!: Abalone Cove

Of all the LA adventures we have had thus far this one was by far my favorite. I stumbled across Abalone (which I learned is pronounced like abalone-y listen here) Cove while I was looking for places to go “hiking.” I say hiking in quotation marks because we I first told Wayne I wanted to go hiking he asked me since when did I enjoy hiking. I pointed out that we went to the Nichols Arboretum several times and I loved it.

A rainy day at the arboretum 

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LA Livin’

This summer has been very exciting for Wayne and I. He got an internship with a company he can actually see himself working for right outside of LA and since I was only planning on taking online classes anyway, I decided to come with him. Finding housing was the worse experience ever and we are paying way more than I’d like for a tiny studio Airbnb. It is kind of weird but nearly everyone here has a “front house” and “back house” as I call them, so we are living in on of the smaller back houses. I was really surprised to see these two houses on one lot because that is not something I have seen anywhere else, but it is nice because I still have a full kitchen and it was furnished, unlike the apartment options we were looking into. Continue reading “LA Livin’”

4 Wanderlusty Date Ideas

1 ) Find a  Geocache

I recently discovered geocaching and it has turned out to be amazing. The cool thing about geocaching is that it gives you destinations you might not ordinarily find. We haven’t had a chance to geocache in Detroit or Ann Arbor yet, but in L.A. we have already found a nice little park a few blocks from our Airbnb and a cool Mexican taco stand with delicious burritos. Sometimes we pick a destination then pull out the geocaching app and use it to help us explore like on our recent trip to Santa Monica, CA. There are some finds have cute names like Eucliding Me in Euclid Park. Other finds contain lots of trinkets left by other cachers. Continue reading “4 Wanderlusty Date Ideas”

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