Sunday, March 20, 2022

2 Years Later ↔ Where I Haven't Been ↔ Goodbye for Now

It's been two years since we went on our last adventure (to the Cosumnes River Preserve). Before the pandemic, we made so many plans to go so many places. I wanted to share much more of Northern California with you. I wanted to do so many things. Then the pandemic hit.

In the last two years, I've only left my house three times--for my 2 vaccine shots and booster--and come straight home. Not only have I not felt safe to go out, the astronomical gas prices would have forced me to stay home anyway. Now I'm afraid my cautiousness has turned into full-blown agoraphobia and I just can't get myself to leave home.

What have I been up to during all this time? Well, I've been on a different kind of journey. Several actually. I've been on a weight loss journey, where I've lost 70 pounds so far. You might not recognize me from my last video! I'm on a yoga journey as well, which started this year with a 30-day challenge and turned into daily yoga, to help tone up after the weight loss and help with my anxiety. And I've also been on a decluttering journey, where I've been busy tidying, organizing, and clearing my house of everything I don't need. Besides writing romance novels, I'd say I've been keeping pretty busy.

I'm still going to keep this website so I (and you!) can look back at all of those amazing adventures we had and remember a time when I wasn't in crazy germaphobe mode. Maybe I'll get to travel again someday and take you along with me to explore some beautiful locations in my home state.

In the meantime, you can check out my weight loss journey here, where I post every day to keep myself accountable. My romance novels can be found here.

For now, here's wishing you safe travels...


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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Mt. Harkness Fire Lookout ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

Saddened to hear that the Mt. Harkness fire lookout was destroyed in the Dixie Fire last night.

We had such a wonderful experience when we hiked there a couple of years ago…
(View that post HERE.)

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Cloud Time-Lapse Video ↔ Lassen Volcanic National Park

I'm almost six months into self-quarantine (yikes!) so I don't have any new adventures to post. BUT, I did come across some video that was never uploaded from a couple of our hikes in Lassen.

Here's some time-lapse footage of the beautiful clouds on the Paradise Meadow trail and at the top of Mt. Harkness.

I hope you are all doing well and staying safe!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Adventures on Hold ↔ Quarantine Life

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This photo is from my last adventure at the Cosumnes River Preserve before going into self-quarantine ten weeks ago. Because I've put my adventures on hold in the hopes of staying safe and healthy, you might not see any new posts or videos from me for a while. I hope the Vaughn the Road Again hiatus isn't going to be a long one and I hope to get out exploring beautiful Northern California sooner rather than later. Be safe, friends!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Virtual Hiking Videos Playlist ↔ Nature Walks

I've put together a playlist on my YouTube channel of all of my virtual hiking videos!

So, click HERE to take a walk through nature without ever leaving your house...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wildflower Wednesday 🎕 Relaxing Wildflowers Video

And it's time to sit back and relax...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Virtual Walk ↔ Cosumnes River Preserve ↔ River Walk and Wetlands Walk

The Cosumnes River Walk is a 3-mile dirt trail that starts and ends at the visitor center. This diverse trail will take you through buttonbush thickets, native grasslands, valley oak riparian forest, cottonwood-willow riparian forest, tule marsh, and valley oak savannah.

The Lost Slough Wetlands Walk is a one-mile trail that also starts and ends at the visitor center. Enjoy a variety of birds, wildflowers and spectacular views from the paved path and wooden boardwalk...

To learn more about the Cosumnes River Preserve, visit their website here.

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