March 9, 2016  It’s been a while.

I haven’t been on here in so long.  I’ve been so busy with work and life.  Since the last time I was on here, I went on a small cruise to Vancouver, British Columbia, flew to Hawaii to see some friends, went to Saipan to see my family for the holidays, and went to Texas with my mom and I will be going on a 7 night cruise to Alaska in May.  I need to post some pictures from those trips once I have time.  I’m grateful for being able to go on these amazing trips and look forward to my cruise in May!
Hiking with some friends up Cahuenga Peak last week.

  

8/11-8/14 Las Vegas and Utah

I took my mom to Vegas for a few days.

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I met up with a couple of friends for a spa day and dinner.  🙂

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We drove out to Utah for a day and visited Zion national park.  My mom and I walked about a mile in to the beginning of The Narrows, which is a hike through the Virgin River, literally.  The whole hike is walking in water about ankle deep or higher.

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As soon as we got to the water, I hiked by myself about an hour in and an hour out while my mom read her book at the start of the river hike.   I wish I could’ve hiked longer but I didn’t want my mom to wait too long.  I had a great time.

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Las Vegas 4/11-14/2015

My mom and I met with our family in Vegas for my grandmother’s birthday.   We spent the first day celebrating her birthday.

My cousins ordered so much food that we couldn’t finish it.  I really liked the garlic rice with chicken.

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2 of my cousins are on the right ordering waaay too much food.  It kept coming where we had no where to put it.20150411_18151020150411_193552

 I met up with my friends who live in Vegas the second night for dinner at a Korean restaurant.  The kalbi was really good.  I love when I get a chance to see them.

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We spent most of our time in Vegas gambling and eating.

On Monday, on our way to meet up with our family to gamble, my mom kept stopping me to look at this country singer on stage.  She thought he was so handsome.  She’s so cute.

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They had a cool zip line above where the light show is in downtown.  Someday I want to try it. 🙂

Tuesday, we checked out of our hotel and went to grab lunch with my family one last time before heading out.

After we left, I wanted to take my mom to see Red Rock Canyon.  I’ve never been there, either, so I wanted to check it out, as well.  I

t’s a 40 minute drive around.  We quickly drove through and took pictures cause I wanted to start heading back home before it got dark.

It was really windy that day.

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We stopped at a couple outlet stores on our way home.  By the time we got back it was around 11p.  I

had a nice time on my trip seeing my family and a few friends.  🙂

Sequoia National Park – Day 2 of 2

March 25, 2015

Day 2

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The morning started off clear.  The view outside our room was beautiful.

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We were planning to hike Tokopah Falls but the road was closed.   So we drove to check out the 100 giant trees.   We just drove around then headed back to Moro Rock cause we didn’t get a good view the day before.

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Moro Rock was much better, today.  The view was spectacular on both sides of the stairway.IMG_0564IMG_0561IMG_0566IMG_0573IMG_0574-120150325_122620

We hiked to the top to see a much clearer view from the day before.

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We stopped at the museum on the way out of Sequoia.  We found out Tokopah Falls was actually open but we were already on the way out.  😦  I was a little bummed about that.  We had to head back early cause James had work early the next day.

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Overall, I enjoyed my time in Sequoia.  I wish we had a little more time to check out more hikes but it was a nice quick getaway. 🙂

 

Sequoia National Park – Day 1 of 2

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March 24, 2015

Day 1

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We decided to take a short trip to Sequoia National Park to check out the Sequoia trees and do a couple hikes.   When we got there,  we stopped at hospital rock.

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Short stop…

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We headed to Moro Rock and climbed a lot of stairs (about a mile) to see the beautiful view I heard so much about.

We kept climbing and there were beautiful views from each side of the stairs but the clouds came rolling in.

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And by the time we got to the top…

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All we saw were clouds.

We waited for a few minutes but still no view.   Oh well, so we headed down and drove to the General Sherman tree.  The tree was massive.  It reminded me of the Grizzly Giant in Mariposa but of course General Sherman is the biggest tree.

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We saw a deer as soon as we entered the parking lot.

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Patch of snow.

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We headed to our hotel.  We stayed at the Wuksachi Lodge.   I liked it.

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Our view out the window.  It was very foggy. 20150324_172805

We went for a walk at night.  It was nice and quit.  No bear siting.

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March 18, 2015 Malibu beach and Grassland trail

Today,  we went to the beach in Malibu.   It was supposed to be overcast and cold but it wasn’t that bad.   We didn’t swim, though.  We just ate breakfast we brought and read a little.   After, we did a small hike through Grassland trail which lead to a place called Rock pool.  The weather was perfect for a hike.   On our way home, we stopped in Woodland hills and went to Nordstrom rack to look around.

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He ran…:p

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