Tag Archives: Arcadia

A FORCE OF NATURE AT THE LA ARBORETUM: PERSONAL CHALLENGE, DAY 76 (12.1.12)

On November 30, 2011, Pasadena and the surrounding area endured one of the worst storms to hit the area in decades.  With hurricane force winds ripping through the San Gabriel Valley, trees toppled, houses were damaged and power was lost to thousands of homes.  For me, it was my very first night living in my new rental home in Altadena. 

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Old School Drive-In . . . Japanese Style: Personal Challenge, Day 34 (10.20.12)

Finally, it feels like October here in California.  I now have all my Halloween decor and I am ready to decorate.  I spent the day organizing my decor and then I had to make a trip up to Lowes for supplies (batteries, extension cords, ground stakes, etc.). On my way home from Lowes, as the hunger set in, I decided

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