Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to our readers! 

It's been fun sharing our adventures on the road with you over the past five plus years! We love it when we learn that our blog has inspired others to visit a particular place. We love that this space has connected us to many other folks throughout our travels. We hope you keep reading along with us in 2018!

We are well into our 2.5 month stay in San Diego. It's been jam packed with meet ups with family and friends, both old and new. After our first month at Mission Bay, we've spent the last couple of weeks at our sweet moochdocking spot at Hans' brothers in Poway. This week we'll head back down to Mission Bay for another month.

Instead of nitty gritty details, I'm just going to let a few pretty pictures tell a little bit of the story of the past few weeks...

While staying at Mission Bay there are always lots of walks on the beach.

If we're lucky there are minus tides during daylight hours...
we saw dozens of sea hares at the north end of Pacific Beach at one low tide.

Sunsets at the beach can be sublime.

When we move to Poway we focus our outings on north east San Diego county.

Bentley, Norm (Hans' brother) and Hans at Daley Ranch.

A pretty pond at Daley Ranch...many of the ponds have dried up thanks to the lack of rain.

 On Christmas day we spent the morning at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Endangered rhinos roam the large African Plains enclosure.

Pretty kitty.

Lovely lemur.

Relaxed mom watches over her rambunctious child.

 A spate of warm December days had us making tracks into the local mountains for a hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

Enormous old oak towers over Hans.

Fall colors in December at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

The best way to welcome in the new year is a hike on New Years Day!

Wishing you all a healthy and joyful year ahead! 

23 comments:

  1. Spectacular sunset! Good to see you've been up to fun stuff. Happy new year! Hope to see you guys in March.

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    1. Happy New Year Linda! I hope we can make the spring work for a meet up too!

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  2. You've certainly kept yourselves busy with family, friends and familiar surroundings. As I watched the Full Moon rising this evening, it's on a New Year full of promise and opportunities. I also wish you a healthy and joyful year ahead.

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    1. I am optimistic for the new year too! I'm glad we got to meet up with you in 2017!

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  3. And a great big Happy New Year to you and Hans !
    I can’t believe we haven’t been to the San Diego Zoo...must add that to the list for next time! We are missing our So Cal time this year...hugs to both of you!

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  4. You've got both the Zoo and the Zoo Safari Park here! Both parks have very nice botanical grounds as well...you and your camera will love it!

    Happy New Year to you two!

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  5. Whenever I see your San Diego posts it makes me want to go back. Then I remember the traffic.
    Hope our paths will cross again sometime in 2018!

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    1. Yes, the Traffic. My biggest pet peeve about this place!

      We're in AZ for the first half of the year...McDowell early March.

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  6. Nice to get back "home" every once in a while...because of all the breweries. :)
    Happy, Happy, Happy New Year. May "The Road" keep you entertained.
    Box Canyon Mark

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    1. Yeah, that's one of the saving graces of San Diego!

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  7. Glad we were able to cross paths a few times and get in an urban hike during our common SD time! Enjoy your next month at Mission Bay. Happy New Year to you and Hans! See you in Feb!

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    1. Looking forward to seeing you guys in AZ! More hiking!

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  8. Happy New Year Hans and Lisa. I decided to one more time subscribe to your blog in the hopes of receiving emails when you post. It finally worked...yay!!!

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  9. Christmas Day at the Zoo Safari Park sounds fun and relaxing! And starting the New Year off with a hike is our tradition, too. :-) Great photo of you two...may this year bring you many more wonderful adventures! So happy we got to see you in San Diego, here's hoping that our paths will cross this year. Your sunset photo is absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. Happy New Years guys! As usual, looks like your having a great time in San Diego. Look forward to following along with your travels yet again this year.

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  11. We did the same thing, we met the new year with a hike around the reservoir. Have another great year of adventures ahead! Hopefully will catch up again with you somewhere in Arizona. We just met your friends our next door neighbor Ed from Michigan !

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    1. That was a funny coincidence that Hans met that guy at pickleball!

      Hope to see you in AZ!

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  12. Happy new year to you both. You make San Diego look inviting. I lived in so cal many years ago and have never been back. Too crowded for me even then. Maybe if I had a guide to do the driving. :-)

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    1. It's too crowded for me too! I'd have a hard time living here full time again.

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  13. Happy 2018 you two!!

    Always fun to see the wild critters at the wonderful parks there in San Diego. Love that giant oak tree.

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