• Adventure

    The Land of Waterfalls

    Brevard, NC is considered the “Land of Waterfalls,” at least according to the Transylvania County Tourism and Development Authority, boasting over 250 waterfalls and an elusive local white squirrel for a mascot. I’ve managed to hike to several of the waterfalls, some of which are fun to wade around the bottom of and some are torrents that Skye and I stay well away from. We’ve yet to brave the cold water for a ride down sliding rock, but Hooker Falls and Key Falls are favorites for wading. The trails in Dupont State Forest have improved significantly since I first stated hiking there with my grandmother in high school. Pisgah Forest,…

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    Traveling on Toddler Time

    “There’s also this train we should do!” Kelly is enthused about planning a weekend full of fun activities for Skye. There is so much to do in LA, but one of the big problems we’re running into is that everything, especially kids activities, closes at 5. By the time I get her home from school and napped, it’s 3:30 and if we take the bus, we’re lucky to get where we’re going by 4:30. Last night, after ballet lessons, I decided a trip through Little Tokyo would be fun and yummy. After all, you can’t go wrong with sushi and, in the middle of the week, taking Skye to a…

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    Long Time No Update

    Last night, I raced around the apartment trying to put in earrings, order pizza, and give the sitter last minute instructions at the same time. With just enough time, I slipped out of the down and down to the car to be swept away to the Academy of Motion Pictures theater in Los Angeles, grab out tickets, and breeze through security. I climbed the stairs, took the obligatory selfie with the golden statue, and then claimed my seat in the red velvet chairs. Soon, the lights in the theater went down and the red curtains were swept aside to reveal the new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient…