Friday, February 21, 2020

Pet Friendly Beaches in Southern California

San Diego county has many options for dog beaches. It's overall a very dog friendly city. A few of the on leash options include Del Mar City Beach,Grand Caribe shoreline park and Bluffs beach in Oceanside. For off leash options check out Coronado Dog Beach or North Beach in Del Mar. Wookiee and I stopped at solana beach many years ago and it was a lovely area. 

LA County is harder to find dog friendly beaches in but if you're already camping in the area or visiting dog friendly sights it's worth the stop for a romp in the sand with your puppy pal. I've never personally been, but I've heard very good things about Rosie's Dog Beach. It offers an off leash area for you and your pooch to enjoy. There's a beach called staircase beach off the PCH which allows on leash dogs on the sand. Huntington Dog Beach is a favorite among Angelenos and offers ample space to kick back or play fetch. I'd avoid Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey if you want to bring your dog along. 

I haven't been to any beaches in Northern California with my dogs, but it is on my bucket list. What about you? Comment below what's on your travel bucket list.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Lancaster Museum of Art- a trip for the two leggeds

Lancaster Museum of Art is a small museum that is worth checking out if you're in the area. Hidden in the city center this unassuming building hides an array of displays from various lesser known artists. It's free to enter (if you can make a donation that would be great, it helps to keep it running.) and offers plenty of free street parking. While small it's located amidst bakeries, a movie theatre, a cute used bookstore and much more. You can easily make a day out of visiting the museum and surrounding areas and it will be well worth the trip there. I wasn't able to get to many pictures when I went, but here is a taste: learn more here

Monday, February 3, 2020

Windowsill Garden Update

A few months ago I started a trial of growing on my windowsill. I've always had succulents or flowers growing indoors and veggies in a garden bed outside, but this was my first time trying my hand at bringing the vegetables indoors in containers.

First, what didn't work: Radishes. I do have some radishes growing successfully in a pot outside, but the radishes in plastic water bottles did not work. They grew long leaves and very little root. I don't think I'd attempt it again.

Otherwise I will call my little experiment a success! Here's a few photos of what did work:

Green onion and lettuce

 red leaf kale, a succulent and basil


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Art in the Community

One nice thing about Santa Clarita is that the community has a big focus on art. There's many places around town where you can find beautiful artwork from statues to murals. Both indoor and in outdoor places where you can bring your dogs along. Here are just a few pet friendly places my dogs and I have visited: 

The mural at the skate park. Offers walking trails and an off leash dog park.

There are many statues around town. All the photos above were taken at Westfield Valencia shopping center. The mall is very dog friendly featuring water and treat stations around the outdoor shopping area. A koi and turtle pond and outdoor seating. Lazy Dog Cafe (located near the Valet parking) allows well behaved dogs on the patio and even features a dog menu! 

Many walking trails feature art. Central Park is one of them. This photo was taken at Ironhorse Trail which you can read on my blog post here

If you'd like to learn more about art in the city click here.