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Our West Coast Wine Night

Achievement: #51. Host a Wine Tasting Class

We love wine, and we want our friends to love wine, too. So, we took it upon ourselves to organize a night of wine tasting and education. (Mainly wine tasting, though.) Here’s how it turned out! Continue reading

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A Trek Down To Joshua Tree National Park

Achievement: #86. Joshua Tree Stargazing

While out on our yearly trip to the west coast, we took a detour south to visit Joshua Tree National Park for some stargazing and hiking. While we experienced some complications, we got to see some lovely sights as well. Check it out! Continue reading

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Friday Statudanceatopia: Nature Dancing

Achievement: #5. Inappropriate Dancing

We clear a bit more of the backlog with a slightly overdue inappropriate dancing post. To make up for it, we did *way* more inappropriate dancing than usual! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Fess Parker Apricot-Riesling-Vanilla Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

As we continue in catch-up mode, we present to you the belated April installment of Jelly of the Month Club, featuring a treat we hauled back (ok, mailed back to ourselves) from California. Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Jaunting Around Joshua Tree

Achievement: #88. Joshua Tree

It has been a dream of Fox’s to visit Joshua Tree for years, so this year, we decided to take a 5-hour detour out of San Luis Obispo, down past Los Angeles, and east to the park. It was definitely worth it — we only wish we’d allotted more time to the trip! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: The Heights Of Bishop Peak

Achievement: #92. Hike Bishop Peak Again

In previous years, we’ve done a bunch of cool things out in California that we then failed to blog about. Hiking Bishop Peak was one of these, so this year, we revisited the towering hike, made sure to get lots of good shots, and actually wrote about the damn thing. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: The Tapas Of SLO County

Achievement: #40. Tour the SLO County Food Scene

There is an ever-growing number of terrific food options in San Luis Obispo County; here are four that we think stand especially tall! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: We Scale The Ontario Ridge Trail

Achievement: #39. Ontario Ridge Trail

All of our gorging on food and wine while we’re out west has to be justified somehow; that’s where the hiking comes in. Here is a tour of one of our favorite spots: the steep but scenic Ontario Ridge Trail. Let us show you the way! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Touring The Lompoc Wine Ghetto

Achievement: #90. Lompoc Wine Ghetto

We continue our California excursion with a brief tour of a fun, wine-filled locale: the Lompoc Wine Ghetto, an industrial park that is chock-full of top-notch tasting rooms. We only got to a small sampling, so take a look and then plot your own trek! Continue reading

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Our California Holiday: Hiking The Gaviota Wind Caves

Achievement: #91. Gaviota Wind Caves

We begin with the first in a series that will document our California excursion into decadence, wine…and fitness. First, a bit of fitness; come along with us as we hike a trail up to the Gaviota Wind Caves for some breezy scenery and gorgeous photos Continue reading

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