Life has been hectic lately for the this Frugal Family, but the journey is so rewarding when you can find just the right balance between work and fun. I'm not sure what all of you do for fun but our family loves to hike every chance we get. In fact, we are planning an 8-day road trip this summer to hike Nevada, Arizona, and Utah!
Below are some photos of our recent hikes:
Hellman Wilderness Park - Whittier CA
These photos were from a recent hike I did before work one morning. I took a few hours off in the morning to enjoy this short but challenging hike. If you go to both water towers, the trail is roughly 5.5 miles long. Believe it or not, I jogged this trail. Jogging served two purposes: 1) It made it more challenging; 2) I ended up getting to work only 2-hours later than normal (costing me only 2 hours of my vacation bank).
View from the top of trail
Buddhist Pagoda in nearby Rose Hills Cemetery
One of destination H2O towers on the trail
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park - Laguna CA
Last weekend, my wife and I enjoyed a local hike (without kids). My in-laws were in town for my son's birthday so we took advantage of the free baby-sitting to enjoy a nice morning hike. My wife doesn't hike as often as I do so she though this one was pretty challenging. There are trails ranging from .75 miles to 11.7 miles. My wife and I ended up doing roughly 6 miles.
Ocean views from "Top of the World"
One of several tree canopies
One of several natural caves
Car Wreck destination
Thanks for following along on your journey. Once again, I hope everyone is enjoying the added personal touch to our blog. :)
Best wishes, AFFJ