Lake Zaca

This is really a continuation of the posts, part 1 and part 2, that I did in March before the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Lake Zaca in California was our destination point, where we would meet with other volunteers of our group for a retreat type meeting.  Lake Zaca is located inContinue reading “Lake Zaca”

The Venice Canals – US Version

This is a continuation of the story Serious Trouble will Bypass You – Parts 1 & 2 (earlier posts).  It was our second day in California and we discovered the beauty of the Venice Canals.  I love water, water that is of the non-threatening variety such as floods and tsunamis.  On one side of usContinue reading “The Venice Canals – US Version”

Last Year’s Trip to California

We just returned from California.  We also went last year.  Going back in time, this is a reflection on last year’s trip.  It was truly a blessing in so many ways.  There was getting to be on the ocean, reconnecting to friends, meeting new friends, getting to be in the presence of our teacher, whoContinue reading “Last Year’s Trip to California”

Serious Trouble Will Bypass You – Part 2

Serious Trouble Will Bypass You – Part 2 First of all, I’m thankful that the plane trip was uneventful.  With the fortunes in the cookies hours earlier I began to doubt whether or not we might have really been supposed to miss the flight.  But, all went well.  A kind lady changed seats with meContinue reading “Serious Trouble Will Bypass You – Part 2”

Bagel Heaven

Bagel Heaven While staying in Venice Beach last year we discovered Café Collage close to our hotel.  It definitely took on the ambiance of the place.  It was full of colorful locals.  Usually a place frequented by locals is a good sign. This year we stayed at a different hotel, a little further down, butContinue reading “Bagel Heaven”

Wednesday Warm Up

Wednesday Warm Up I always consider Monday fresh start day, but in this case it is Wednesday. I refer to it as a warm up day due to residues of jet lag. I’m slowly approaching all those new things I’m doing – in most cases they are just what I took a vacation from. AtContinue reading “Wednesday Warm Up”

Taking My Blog to the Beach Today

On this cold winter day, I’m thinking of the ocean and an upcoming trip. The seductiveness of the beach is no secret.  Humans have been flocking to where water meets land since ancient times.  After all what made hundreds of thousands trek across wilderness and treacherous mountains for the ocean blue, well besides gold, thatContinue reading “Taking My Blog to the Beach Today”