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potrero war

If you had told me a year ago that I would have ended up wearing a toga, shouting “Huzzah” with a bunch of strangers this year, I would have laughed at you. And yet, I found myself on the fields of a medieval battle recently and was happy as could be. How I Got There I’d heard of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Back in college, a handful of Dungeons and Dragons-playing socially awkward boys would dash about the courtyard outside my friend’s dorm smacking each other with cardboard swords. I was not impressed. But at a party at…

girls' trip

I’m lucky enough to have numerous women in my life who, like me, love to travel. Recently, I went with Lori and Sandra on a girls’ trip up California from San Diego to Central Coast. We had an amazing time, not only chatting about life and boys in the car ride up, but also enjoying the sights. Here’s what I think makes for a memorable girls’ getaway. 1. Interesting Destinations I counted it up and we hit at least seven cities/towns on our trip, including stops for lunch or dinner on the road! Our main destinations were: San Simeon:┬áThe one-time…

san elijo state park

One of the many, many awesome things about living in San Diego is having access to beachfront camping. San Elijo State Beach is about 30 minutes northwest from my house, and I love staying a few days, getting sand in all my crevices, and maybe learning to surf. I could do without the train horn every hour all night, but it’s nice to be close to breweries and an amazing donut shop. This winter, my friends took their RV up for a night, so I went to visit for a few hours. I was amazed when we hit the beach…