Family Travels

First House Sit of 2019

First House Sit of 2019

It's great to get our first house sit of the year under our belt; a 10-night stay at a wonderful home in La Jolla, California with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, and just a 10-minute walk from the beach.  Our duties were straightforward; look after the house, get the trash out and empty the mailbox.  There were no pet responsibilities, which disappointed Xaria somewhat. Read more.

The Hills Alive With California Poppies

The Hills Alive With California Poppies

As you drive north on I-15 in Southern California, having passed Lake Elsinore, you cannot fail to see the super bloom of California Poppies that has burst out on the hills. It's a fabulous sight to withhold.  The beautiful display of wildflowers is attracting the crowds. Read more ...

California Blooming

California Blooming

The torrential rains of the Winter of 2016 set the scene for one of the most spectacular wildflowers blooms California has seen in many a year.  As we rolled into Spring 2017, the deserts and hillsides burst into vibrant color, and we were lucky enough to be able to see some of the best areas.