Boogie Turns Three

Two was a big year for our little guy. He became a big brother, learned to use the potty, saw a total solar eclipse, learned the hard letters in the alphabet (his favorites have always been P is for poo-poo, T is for train), moved to a new apartment, got his own room, and expanded his conversational vocabulary exponentially (read: he became a little word sponge, talking machine!). Continue reading “Boogie Turns Three”

One Night in AirBnb’s Number One Listing

I stumbled upon AirBnb’s number one listing while looking up places for a weekend trip with my family. Lo and behold! It was only an hour from my home! There was one night open in a sea of months booked solid! I had to book it.

Kudos to me for making a semi-spontaneous plan…just three weeks in advance. It’s progress. I was pretty proud.

Kitty and Michael, builders of the Mushroom Dome, are pretty awesome. They built their entire house, the Mushroom Dome and the Hummingbird Haven. They gave us goat milk. They’ve let several people build tiny homes on their land to prevent homelessness. There seem to be hundreds of hummingbirds swooping around their home. Kitty is a social activist with inspiring stories. The morning we were there, she saved a grove of redwood trees from being chopped down by PG&E, then offered us a free night in their Hummingbird Haven because of the chainsaw noise. Rad.

After a peaceful evening, we relaxed all morning then hit up the beach after lunch. Cheers to amazing people, beautiful weather, and semi-spontaneity!

The Mushroom Dome Cabin
Morning nap in the loft bed
Carter the walrus
Fun times at the beach
No trip to Santa Cruz is complete with a stop at Marianne’s!