One of my favorite back roads in the high desert is Highway 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, runs between Apple Valley and Yucca Valley. It’s the road that I travel a lot when I go visit my friends in Desert Hot Springs. In between, it host a lot of local history which … More Old Woman Springs Rd. (Hwy 247)
“We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” John Dewey You know the old saying, “It is not possible to go forward while looking back”. How can you move forward without reflecting on the past? If you don’t reflect back on life and review where you have been or what you … More Reflection
Damn, Lynne from curvyroads.info stole the words out of my mouth on today’s challenge. I too am not a religious person for several reason which I will not elaborate here. However, I do believe in a “Higher Power”. Actually, I personally believe that everyone has their own definition of a “Higher Power”, whether it is … More Nature is my Church
At the last minute, I’m completely rewriting today’s challenge that I have written earlier. As of right now, my simple pleasure is just being DRY. As many may have heard on the news and the internet, Southern California is getting slammed with the biggest storm of the season. For us in the Cajon Pass, the … More Just Little Things
The last three years has been the most challenging times for me. I don’t think I could have survived without those who walked and/or sat beside me during those difficult times. They were families, friends and even strangers. They all comes from different walks of life and each shared their experiences, strength and hope with … More I’m Thankful For…
I don’t know that if this count as a “Random Act of Kindness” but it means a lot to me when I offer to do this. So, I guess it can count. I learned a hard lesson when I was preparing the photos for my late husband’s memorial service. As I was sorting through all … More Say Cheese!
“Though I know I’ll never lose affection For people and things that went before I know I’ll often stop and think about them In my life, I’ll love you more.” The Beatles Finding new love after the death of a loves one is a widow’s romantic predicament. Unlike a divorce, when a relationship is over … More A widow’s romantic predicament
The kitchen is the heart of the home and made for bringing families together. In the last blog post, I talked about how the word, “mother” has morphed over the years. Most of those years were spent in the kitchen than any other rooms in the house. Cooking for me was a form of meditation … More Meals And Memories Are Made Here…
‘Cause meanwhile back at Mama’s The porch lights on, come on in if you wanna Suppers on the stove, and beer’s in the fridge Red sun sinking out low on the ridge Lyric by Tim McGraw It wasn’t until the kids were all grown up and out of the house before I started riding a … More Mommy, Mom, Mother, Mama
While on my solo motorcycle trip, I tried to hit as many U.S. National Park that was on my route. In total, I managed to visit 12 of them with the majority of them were in California, my home state. It wasn’t in my itinerary to try to hit as many of them I could. … More Old Faithful!