• 2020,  AllTrails,  California,  California Polytechnic State University,  Family,  Hiking,  Musings,  San Luis Obispo

    City Girl Hikes: Serenity Swing Trail – San Luis Obispo, CA

    I’m a sucker for a SWING! Spending Labor Day Weekend (LDW is apparently the cool new acronym to use) in San Luis Obispo (SLO), Lil and I knew we’d try to work out somehow some way. The hotel gym was closed due to COVID. So, I told her we should hike. Or run. Even though I told her this, I only came half prepared. And by half, I mean I brought the right hiking clothes and I didn’t even bring enough for that. The weather was way warmer than I ever thought it would be. That being said, when you use the AllTrails app in SLO most of the hikes…

  • 2020,  California,  California Polytechnic State University,  College,  Musings,  San Luis Obispo

    Musings: SLO, I Love You

    Dearest San Luis Obispo (SLO), This is my attempt, fifteen years later, to really, honestly tell you how much I love you. You’ve changed tremendously since I was last there in 2015. And at that time, you’d already changed so much from when I graduated Poly in 2007. I don’t say that to imply your changes are bad in any way, it’s an evolution of the economy and needs of the City. I get it. But, you were a different place when I landed there in January of 2005. I arrived at your beautiful coastal town as a 21-year-old with so much eagerness, and still in love with her first…

  • 2013,  California Polytechnic State University,  College,  San Luis Obispo

    Musings: I Hella Miss the 805…

    I miss college!I think its a mixture of missing the carefree lifestyle and  the learning environment. Being basically poor and studying are two of the crappy side effects of the glorious college life, but I’d take them any day, over the 9 to 5 I’ll be living for the next 30 years. Getting denied by Cal was one of the biggest blessings in disguise. Yes, the elusive Blue and Gold..has now been replaced with Green and Gold, in my heart. It may not be the of the same caliber, but I became the person I am supposed to by going to that lovely little school on the Central Coast. I’m…