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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur California: Video

29 Dec
The California Coastline, one of my favorite places to refuel and take in nature. I love The Post Ranch Inn, the grounds are breathtaking. Their restaurant Sierra Mar is amazing! I am addicted to Bonny Doon Farm Lavender Soap stocked in the rooms and available online via Post Ranch Inn Mercantile as well. Intoxicating scent! Be sure to eat at Nepenthe and take in the local artist. Enjoy.

Upper Coast House deck
Post Ranch Inn,
Big Sur, California
SOURCE: Flickr 
Post Ranch Inn : Dining : Sierra Mar Restaurant
Sierra Mar Restaurant at The Post Ranch Inn,
Big Sur, California
SOURCE: Flickr 

Post Ranch Inn : Dining : Sierra Mar Restaurant
Complimentary Breakfast at Sierra Mar Restaurant
The Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
SOURCE: Flickr

Source: Post Ranch Inn Mercantile

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92103 Driveabout: Bankers Hill/Hillcrest (Video)

23 Oct
Following are three of my favorite weekend things to do:
  1. The Spruce St. Bridge
  2. The Juniper-Front Community Garden (Video)
  3. Seasonal shopping at Urban Outfitters in Hillcrest. 

Enjoy!

Towards Downtown

2220 Front Street, Juniper-Front Community Garden

2220 Front Street. The Juniper-Front Community Garden is perched on a hill on Front Street between Ivy and Juniper Street, and was established in 1981. The quarter block is divided into approximately sixty 10-by-12 foot plots. The Port Authority owns the land and rents the garden plots for approx. $100 per year. Juniper-Front Community Garden’s waiting list is long, often with prospective gardeners waiting a full year before an opening.
Matt Browne has a plot at the community garden and filmed this video.

Views and Solitude at Inspiration Point, Presidio Park Walk (Video)

23 Oct
The weather was perfect to get out and walk the dogs somewhere  off the beaten path. Today, I chose Presidio Park because its a perfect 30 getaway right in the city. Easy parking along Cosoy Way lead me a trail head near the bathrooms. Lots of families were out enjoying the greenbelts with picnics and sports. Walking North I took the upper trails to the Inspiration Point benches located at the top of the grass hill east of the parking lot. Looping back to another trail we came back down and crossed over near Serra Museum, and back through the pergola outlook to the lot. Enjoy

Link to map here. 

Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim

29 Sep

Here is this weeks North Rim Grand Canyon Video Pick

YouTube Mom Betty Givan’s Family Recipes – bettyskitchen (Video)

27 Sep

Try these family recipes from YouTube sensation Betty Givan. Featured on ABC’s 20/20 last week, bettyskitchen is a YouTube channel I’ve been telling everyone about. I am so happy to see her reaching so many satisfied fans, on national television! I’m sure you will fall in love with her too.

As her description reads: Betty, a retired math professor, demonstrates her favorite recipes. Most of the recipes are Southern homestyle cooking. Betty’s husband, Rick, operates the camera, and gives a lot of help and support to bettyskitchen.

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make an elegant party dip of peaches with sour cream and brown sugar (also with a nip of rum!). You *can* make this a party for one–yourself! Below is another peach recipe from the spot last week on 20/20. Click the title link for more recipes from that episode. Enjoy ya’ll.


And this Recipe from 20/20: Betty’s Peaches and Cream Crumble

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Ingredients:
(2) 1 lb. 5 oz. cans peach pie filling (total of 42 ounces)
16 oz. sour cream
1 ½ cups light brown sugar, firmly packed
18.25 oz. box white cake mix
½ cup butter, cold and in slices
½ cup chopped pecans

Directions:

  1. Pour (2) 1 lb. 5 oz. cans peach pie filling into a 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking dish. Spread until even. Set aside.
  2. In a medium pot, mix 16 oz. sour cream with 1 ½ cups firmly packed light brown sugar. Place over low heat and stir until brown sugar dissolves.
  3. Spread sour cream-brown sugar mixture over peach pie filling layer.
  4. In a large bowl cut ½ cup butter into an 18.25 oz. white cake mix until it is the texture of coarse cornmeal.
  5. Add ½ cup chopped pecans and sprinkle topping evenly over the two layers in baking dish.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool 15 minutes to one-half hour. For best results, serve while warm.

RECIPE: YouTube Mom Betty Givan’s Family Recipes – ABC News

The Abandoned Hotel Adler in Sharon Springs NY (Video)

25 Sep
PHOTO SOURCE: CardCow.com

I’m totally bonkers for anything abandoned! I will be posting some of my fav online pics and vids from incredible artists that transport you back in time. We start with the Hotel Adler in Sharon Springs, NY. For more INCREDIBLE pics you must click here and check out a bevy of cool pics and a post by Photographer Arnold Walter. Enjoy

VIDEO SOURCE: The Digital Mirage
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Grand Canyon Serenade-Video

19 Sep

Public Television recently hosted an hour of Grand Canyon scenery paired with classical music masterpieces, Grand Canyon Serenade. I sat watching for the hour unable to move, just mesmerize by the magnitude of it. In a series for the next month I will be sharing different views of the Grand Canyon experience.

This spectacular program presents a stunning HD visual portrait of the Grand Canyon region set to the world-class music of some of the most beloved classical music composers such as Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Dvorak. Viewers experience breathtaking panoramas and one of the most dramatic adventures on the planet in a meditative film journey that showcases the beauty and spiritual nature of one of America’s crown jewels.

Below is a preview, enjoy.

The story of our national parks is a long and complicated one, full of competing demands between utterly American impulses – between preservation and exploitation, the sacred and the profitable; between the immediate desires of one generation and its obligation and promise to the next.  


THIS IS AMERICA is a complete 45-minute film that tells the story of the national park idea through the prism of our nation’s diverse population, weaving together stories of extraordinary people from a wide variety of backgrounds who devoted their lives to the national park ideal – to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time – and helped it broaden and evolve over the course of 150 years.