Surfer's Point in Ventura, CA

Six Months in Southern California

By: on 05/17/2014 | Comments (0)

Most of you know that I (Valynne) spent a good twenty years of my life in Southern California. I was born in Connecticut, but did most of my growing up in Ventura, CA. Paul and I had visited CA together a handful of times (mostly Northern as the company he works for is headquartered there) and […]

Sunset on Magazine Beach

A Week at Maca Bana in Grenada (in Pictures)

By: on 12/01/2013 | Comments (0)

After two weeks on the road, Paul and I were looking forward to spending our third week of vacation in Grenada, a Caribbean Island also referred to as the Isle of Spice (another brilliant idea of Paul’s!). We did a whole lot of relaxing at Maca Bana, a boutique hotel overlooking Magazine Beach in Grenada, […]

Giant Statue of Marilyn in Palm Springs

Palm Springs and Idyllwild, CA

By: on 11/01/2013 | Comments (0)

Paul and I continued on our road trip via Route 66 from Arizona to California.  Although I was raised in Southern CA, I’d never been to Palm Springs or Idyllwild.  Paul was in charge of the itinerary, and both towns sounded interesting to me, so he found us two entirely different places to stay.  The […]

Angel & Vilma's Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, AZ

Route 66 (New Mexico to California)

By: on 10/21/2013 | Comments (0)

Our year in Nambé, New Mexico flew by and we are now enjoying a three week vacation between sits.  I gave Paul carte blanche when it came to planning this trip and he has outdone himself so far…     The man has been fascinated with Route 66 ever since we moved to New Mexico (especially […]

Evergreen Lake House

Creative Caretaking Ideas

By: on 08/04/2013 | Comments (0)

Next month marks our four-year anniversary as Caretaking Couple.  Last week we visited Evergreen, Colorado, where we met back in 2006 and moved away from in 2009.  Evergreen is a beautiful place.  I recently asked Paul if he was ever sorry for leaving it.  His answer was no.  It is always good to be back, […]