Food Wise/Wise Food

Food-wise, this weekend is shaping up to be the poster child for On A Dime. The wise food we’re talking about makes straight As in preschool and sings Stairway To Heaven a cappella on You Tube. And just how, precisely, is this accomplished? By pointing an ice chest and Coleman stove in the direction of snow camping in Kings Canyon and tossing in an outstanding specimen of a dog and 5 (collectively) outstanding specimens of women.

 Collectively, outstanding, and specimens? Waiting with bated breath and a confused bladder, right?

 Well here’s how it goes. Five trail-blazing women, are collectively pooling resources for outstanding camping potlucks and will have photos of the successful specimens next week. Screech of the tires! At this point we shall let the word “specimen” go, as it should not be used in conjunction with “food” in this little story.

 Chapter One – I, your vittles guru (oxymoron to the tenth), made up a list for our community feasts and sent it right out. This shared cost/responsibility is financial genius as well as logistically smart but please be patient as first glance renders it suspect. The list was supposed to be easy and designed to please everyone but remember the days of Spam (edible variety, sort of) and Vienna Sausages (Viennese, not so much)? Easy peasy, right? Wrong. Those days were for Cro Magnon women who most likely ate their young at the first mention of s’mores. Evolution thankfully, delivered fireside percolators, battery latte foamers, and child psychology. Well….. we can thank modern civilization for two out of three.

So, within our thoroughly modern, partially civilized, posse we have a natural – “eat only ingredients you can pronounce” – crusader who signed up for quinoa, tempeh, and spanakopita, a raw cow eater, and a gorgeous wind-maker anytime she frolics with dairy. Add in a 60s flower child whose trail mix looks suspicious and may include what used to be illegal flora (she is not allowed to bring brownies), and me, a pine-scented goddess, skipping along with daisies in perfectly combed hair (hey now, I am the one writing this). Well, you get the point and we here at On A Dime “get” that sometimes it’s hard to cater to everyone’s peculiarities.

 So this weekend, we plan to make it happen and share how we pulled it off as well as our recipes. Next week’s post will either celebrate the emergence of a whole new movement in communal camping cuisine or focus on food poisoning triage.

We do have an article on food on the site and will be expanding to include recipes so if you have any favorites and wish to share, let us know! Also check our info on gear and have a great week!

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Guacamole and 99 cent candles
Guacamole and 99 cent candles
Fish is quick and easy
Fish is quick and easy
Chicken k-bobs can be purchased at the market
Chicken k-bobs can be purchased at the market

 

 

 

Sapphire Redefined: Lake Tahoe Sparkles

Lake Tahoe takes the definition of sapphire, as in jewel, and seemingly dismisses it as lackluster by comparison. This heavenly body of water is such a stunning initial sight that it is worth halting on a dime when traveling on a dime for the very first view. Get your camera ready and just trust that the shade of blue you’re seeing is authentic and courtesy of Mother Nature rather than food coloring.

Our blog post this week features both the amazing Lake Tahoe and the equally amazing Tammy Strobel, writer/photographer of heartfelt essays coupled with ethereal and vibrant photography. Tammy’s mission, encouraging readers to “go small, think big, and be happy”, is part of a growing movement that is stepping into the mainstream with a gentle yet undeniable presence.

*And to any of you who have ever considered creating a blog and/or website, Tammy’s $7 online book, Smalltopia, is a solid investment. On A Dime’s website/blog was in the works the day after reading her book, cover to cover, and that was a short 3 months ago. You will find a link to Tammy’s site as well as view her unbelievable I-Phone photography in our brand new Lake Tahoe article!

Round Lake swimming
Round Lake swimming
Sunrise
Sunrise

Beachcombing

When considering an adventure, combing is not usually foremost in our minds but, just for an afternoon, we might want to reconsider.

 What exactly am I talking about? Well, I can assure you it is not the combing of the hair. This tangled traveler cavorted with dreadlock long before it was mainstream. Yes I use the singular intentionally as the dreadlock is unintentional. Translation? I cavort with the comb and attack said dreadlock every three days or… four. My daughter, who inherited the anti-comb gene, once found a guitar pick in her wild mane and a set of bongos. That was all because she is an expert comber of many things but hair is not one of them.

We tangled combers of the world find an unraveling to the complexity of life in the sand at the beach or a pinecone filled, rock-strewn forest. And I invite you to join in on the fun. We troll for treasure where it is allowed, leaving no trace always and taking only pictures (photo tips here) when that is asked of us. But on the occasions that endorse a reasonable amount of souvenir collecting, we are filled with joy and good will toward mankind… as long as man is kind enough to stay out of our collecting area. Kids with buckets, when I am beach combing, are fended off with a laser-like stink eye.

A recent combing trip to the beach yielded a small pile of children, er uh-sparkling stones and magical sea glass. This treasure was all the more precious as southern California is notoriously barren beach combing terrain. The rough surf generally smashes shells to pieces and turns stones into sand almost overnight but certain times of the year offer up the equivalent of Christmas morning to the comber. Black Friday if children appear.

And for those of you who do not live near a beach, I have one word for you. Tumbleweed. Go ahead, pick one up and bring it home. Beware the thorns; my guy can tell you all about that after traveling 600 miles with my Nevada souvenir tumbleweed. Yes, they make fantastic home decor but if you are cocking an eyebrow at that (and I seriously judge your taste if you are), how about pinecones, rocks, acorns and a squirrel? Ok fine, I admit it, I’ve only known one squirrel owner but to simply stroll around your neighborhood and treasure hunt is a no-brainer. This past fall, an insanely windy day ponied up a bunch of spiky thing-a-mabobs that I intend to introduce to a glue gun and some raffia and transform into garland.

Transforming is what combing is all about. Sifting through and claiming stuff headed for the green waste, or the trash. Morphing cast-offs into art can be peacefully fulfilling or a ferocious sport if there is competition. Even a pile of rocks, when they represent moments in your life, become sentimental objects for those that value the invaluable and trophies for the Olympic combers.

So go ahead, encourage your inner child, leave your hair unkempt, walk out the door, and start beachcombing!

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I’ll Take Half

 Hey there fellow adventurers! Half of the On A Dime duo is currently focused, sharp, and diligently deciphering computer code for the site while the other half meditates deeply (slobber naps) in preparation for this latest article. If the post-nap energy determined the page content, you’d now be reading directions on bringing me a face wipe and coffee with half and half.

 Half and Half. Great little invention and the “fat free” version is just precious for those who also traffic in no salt popcorn – I mean really. Talk about unpatriotic. Generally speaking, as proud Americans, we are in for the whole deal, not half. It’s flat-out unappealing. Just ask my guy about his mood when I suggest splitting dinner at a restaurant. Even the words “half time” are simply a transition from snacks and beer to bathroom break and more snacks and beer. With clearance price sales being the exception, half is most assuredly not a reason to cheer or is it?

 We here at On A Dime like to talk a big talk about hiking 17 miles in the Grand Canyon and scaling Everest (Whitney) but today we are stepping forward and revealing a little secret. There are a great number of places that we’ve profiled on the site that quite simply were half or less, as in half a mile or less. From the car. Ok fine, some moments were experienced while a certain adventurer was sitting in the car.

A few of the outrageously stunning spots and moments we’ve encountered without ever donning a backpack are Julia Pfeiffer waterfall in Big Sur, Wichita Wildlife Preserve in Oklahoma, Grand Canyon viewing areas, Lake Tahoe (article on Tahoe soon), Mono Lake and a whole host of other spots. Some places offer up a multitude of desirable areas, easily accessible but even places with less obvious choices, are waiting to be discovered.

 So, the point is that we’d love to hear about it if you have a gorgeous, soul enriching spot that is a short, easy walk from the car. My guy will put your contribution to good use and create an app for his phone, post haste. He does share royalties… with me. For you? A personal thank you the next time he’s able to avoid a 2,000 foot elevation gain with a stroll to an overlook for sunset, not sunrise – he’s working on an anti sunrise app also.

*All photos in the gallery are from sites half a mile or less from the car. Some are directly from the road so grab your keys, life is in session. Top header photo is from Morro Rock, taken from a parking lot.

Destination Camping

 We’ve all heard of destination weddings and probably most of us associate a designer style price tag with mention of them but let’s turn that upside down and start a sale rack revolution in travel. Trust us, destination camping affords you a quality vacation without selling your first born to Visa.  

Destination camping is doable. On A Dime has done it and it can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Now if you are a “mints on the pillow” traveler, we totally respect that and direct you to our article on Virginia City as the Silverland Inn, with its indoor pool and flavored coffee creamers, did leave some pretty lush chocolates on the pillow.

This article, however, is for those who’d like to be as close to their chosen adventure as possible with less of a cash outlay. Here at On A Dime, it is Grand Canyon week so we’ll use it as our template (see article) though you can apply the plan to almost any locale. A recent destination camping trip took us to, of all places, Kansas and it was flat out prettier than a hefty tax return, well almost.

Moving right along. Adventurers; this is where we’ll try and simplify the destination camping idea. We will eschew a desire to color coordinate daily outfits with trail jewelry (as if) and embrace some Zen-filled simplicity. Below is a breakdown on packing but also feel free to peruse our article on gear. We will assume that you’ll rent a car and not be backpacking in.

Below, clothing courtesy of Salvation Army. No color coordinated trail jewelry though one of us has been known to wear makeup and jewelry.

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14,508 feet

Sample Trip – Grand Canyon

Book your airfare and reserve your car rental (You should NOT need a larger car for gear, On A Dime packs four people into a Hyundai for camping trips)

*Friends: when you camp in the Grand Canyon, you are literally in the park and they offer free shuttle service everywhere so park the car and kick it back. THIS is the advantage of camping it.

Gear From Home: *also check our article for more gear info.

1) An ice chest – you will pack clothes in this, tape it up and check it as luggage so check your airline for size restrictions. A rolling chest is the bomb.

2) Tent – 3-man is best (see photo below) even for 2 people. Pack an additional for the kids if they are old enough, as they usually LOVE having their own tent, as will the parents.  😉

Photo credit Scott McEwen
Photo credit Scott McEwen

3) Sleeping bag – and STUFF SACKS. Stuff sacks can be purchased at sporting goods stores and reduce your bag bulk by sometimes 1/2.

4) Sleep mat – this is the one higher priced item and it makes a difference in comfort and warmth. You can use a cheap air mattress but the true camping mat is worth the price.

5) Headlamp – no lantern is necessary as you can see from the photo below.

Night view camping at Convict
Night view camping at Convict

6) Mess kit – plate, bowl, cutlery, cup

7) Small skillet and a medium pot – Friends; we are serious, we use the skillet as a lid for the pot and this works out fine however it is good to plan destination camping in areas where you can get prepared food. The Grand Canyon is so flush with chow that you don’t even have to cook if you’d like to skip it. Walking/free shuttle distance from Mather Campground you’ll find a market with early morning coffee and food as well as multiple restaurants.

*Borrow gear from friends or spend very little if the weather is temperate and temperate is the only way to go until you are well versed in destination camping.

*No, you do not need a backpack. Yes, pack into your suitcase. A daypack is great but even the school ones suffice if your hiking is to be casual.

Gear To Purchase At Your Destination:

1) Firewood, fire-starts, and matches.

2) Pillows – yep, why not? They are about $4 each at Target.

3) Camp chairs – same deal as the pillows, we’ve purchased them for $8 and less. *Donate to other campers when you leave.

4) Snacks and any food you want to prepare yourself.

5) Ice and Water – both a large dispenser for the campsite and water bottles for hiking.

*Camp stoves – If you have one, you can pack it if you can fit it in the luggage however if you find destination camping is your thing, invest in a single burner stove. These run more than $50 but less than $100. Traveling by air with pressurized fuel cans is a no-go so check in advance about buying your fuel when you arrive. For a Kansas trip, we purchased the fuel on our way out of town at the local sporting goods store in Oklahoma City. The fuel cans cost around $5 and get you pretty far with cooking up the grub depending on altitude.

*And finally, let’s talk about clothes. Yes, a necessary space-hogging evil. At this point it is only fair to disclose that some adventurers (cough, cough) can be a little vain about their appearance while “roughing” it so know that the person writing this will be sharing the ins and outs of sneaking in a compact and lip gloss while assuring your fellow travelers that they are being too high maintenance if they want to bring their I-Pad. Basically, you do not need as much clothing as you think so pack and then make yourself remove a third to half.

1) undergarments – wash these out and hang to dry as you go so as to bring less. And socks – you can wear them more than once a day, it won’t kill you even if it does others.

2) undershirts/tanks/running/string tops

3) reg. t-shirts and PANTS! don’t forget those! a couple pair of jeans will cover it or some lightweight, zip away, hiking pants will do double duty as shorts.

4) long sleeve shirt – investing in a lightweight yet warm camping shirt is great however this adventurer has never done it. It’s been Salvation Army to the rescue anytime clothing is needed.

5) 1 pair of hiking boots, 1 pair of flip flops – that’s right, breathe and chant your way through the stress, you can do this.

6) beanie or stocking cap and gloves if it will be cold

7) couple pair of shorts and a swimsuit

8) sleepwear – leggings, long johns if cold.

9) toiletries – combine with your fellow travelers, as you only need one tube of toothpaste for the group and then stash a small makeup bag if it pleases you.

Now here is the kicker. Wear your bulky items on the plane so as to save on precious room. Don your hiking boots and pack the flip-flops.

And now we want to finish up with an idea for you on cost comparison. We recently checked prices for late summer lodging in, near, and not so near the Grand Canyon and here are the results. Also be aware that popular haunts will produce mighty crowds. If you skip camping and desire a hotel/motel, you are encouraged to seek out off-season travel and/or midweek for some pretty significant savings over peak season weekends.

First off – Lodging within the park is not terribly expensive (Bright Angel a little over $80 per night to Kachina at a bit under $200 a night) however you need to book 13 months out. The link for all 5 lodges is located in the Grand Canyon article.

Next up – Outside the park. On A Dime checked for August 18-21st and found that rooms are almost sold out and priced anywhere from  approx. $100 and up, per night, a few miles from the park entrance to a little less than $100 a night at a distance of 50+ miles from the entrance. In this price range expect no frills.

Finally – Camping at Mather is $18 per night (plus booking fee) and there are currently a number of open sites. Desert View has 50, first come/first serve sites for $12 per night (yes, you read that right). 7 night maximum. These sites fill early in the day and check-in is 11:00am.

To wrap this up, we are talking 3 nights hotel/motel at $300-$600+ and it can go up dramatically if you want mints on the pillows.

3 nights camping $36-$54. Bring the mints and some battery powered holiday lights for next to nothing.

Go ahead, double these figures it if you want to truly relax in this epic beauty and stay 6 nights. $600-$1,200 and up or $72-$108

Finally, we here at On A Dime want to add that often we’ve camped until the last night and then thrown down some bank for a bath tub and the mints. This always has us in a state of gratitude for the simple things in life like hot water and a blow dryer.

If you have questions, feel free to connect and we’ll do our best to get you the answers and we hope you try out destination camping and find it financially freeing and soul nourishing.

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So Long Siri, Hello Big Sir (and a sunny cocktail recipe!)

While driving south along Pacific Coast highway, our seatmate and my guy’s other woman, Siri, sounded off with one of her many inane commands. “Turn right at the next stop, make a U-turn in five hundred feet… put your right foot in, put your right foot out, do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around.” Siri had been erratic all day and the universe (me) had, had enough. About the time I was revving for my regular rant, titled “why don’t we use Triple A trip ticks anymore” Siri went silent. I thought she was rerouting (pouting) because I’d used my left foot but not so, we had entered a no cell zone – Whoot Whoot!! Buh-bye little Siri, hello Big Sur!

Big Sur might be more aptly named “Big Sir” when it comes to making the rules. No cell service, no sign to Julia Pfeiffer State Beach (we’ll help you with this), and no firewood for under ten dollars. This Big Sir says, “Come on in but put your big kid pants on, use your brain, and earn your place”. Obviously the using of the brain involves bringing in firewood and we did, however, we are sprinters – not long distance. Our stash was blown out in a single glorious bonfire to the finish line. So out came the big kid pants as I was whimpering about the possible thirty-dollar outlay for night two’s fire. I pulled those pants up and refused to budge (by 6pm, I would’ve folded). Thankfully free wood darn near dropped out of the sky and we were on it like a politician on special interest money. Took it right back to the campsite, did not declare it as income, and had a par-tay.

Our On A Dime party-licious domicile in the redwoods was gorgeous though I’m fairly certain that I overheard a skunk, who wandered through our setup, guffawing at my souvenir tumbleweed. Odd, as the rangers had earlier admired said tumbleweed while directing us to an “out of the way” campsite. My guy insisted that the laughing skunk  probably was amused by the battery powered Christmas lights I had strung up in the tent. He swore that skunks do indeed laugh and to look it up on Wiki if I doubted him. Uhm right, no cell service in Big Sir and even if there was, Wiki (like Siri) would just back him up.

Big Sir is a tapestry of funky finds coexisting peacefully with the higher end art crowd. We visited The Big Sur Coast Gallery And Cafe and not only loved the art, the mochas, and the friendly folks staffing the place but also the mascot dog named Max who catches a bone in mid air. Betcha’ Siri can’t do that.

The blend of sculptures and nature in the outdoor exhibit was truly both refreshing and Zen. We went from this butterfly laden experience to the earthy, rough around the edges, Henry Miller Library and then to the, oh so casual, Big Sur Bakery with a plethora of hummingbirds buzzing about the lush garden.

Wrapping up our Big Sir sojourn was a farewell stop off and drink at the famed Nepenthe. This fantastic gift shop and restaurant (actually 2 restaurants) is not cheap so we consider it our splurge. That said, we were strategic with our cash flow and ate breakfast at our campsite, hitting Nepenthe after their 11am opening for a burger for my guy and a new discovery for me, an APPLES & PEARS cocktail. Our devotion to both burger and cocktail had us considering a fan club as well as a move to Big Sir.

*Check out the full article on Big Sur with tons of amazing photos!

Like most treasures in Big Sir, the APPLES & PEARS cocktail is simple once the secret is shared so here ya go.

drink

Spirited:

~ 1 part* pear infused vodka (if this proves too expensive, just add regular vodka to the recipe below).

~ 2 parts sparkling apple cider

~ 2 parts Kerns pear nectar (substitute this for the vodka if you want to make a non-alcoholic drink)

~ squeeze of lime.

~ lots of  ICE

*As for ratios, taste test and make it your way. Cheers.

The photos below are all of the elusive Julia Pfeiffer State Beach. No sign on Pacific Coast Highway so check our article posting March 1st for directions.

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Underwater Fairyland

Life is in session at the California tide pools when the ocean rolls back and reveals a magical underwater fairyland that beckons all barefoot adventurers into its midst.

The easiest and most accessible pools are located at Leo Carrillo State Beach, north of Malibu.

Fellow On A Dime adventurers, you can park on Pacific Coast Highway (ocean side) for free rather than pay the $12 lot fee. Yep, you are right there, walk about 100 feet and start tide pooling.

The peak season is February and March but make sure to check high/low tide times and enjoy!

No tide pools in your area? No problem. Spring is in the air and upcoming posts will feature flora, fauna, elixirs, and spirited possibilities for a number of locales.

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Sunsets and Sand Dollars

Though sand dollars are unique to the beach and ocean, sunsets are happening everywhere, every evening, and they cannot be bought or sold.

To all you sunset (or sunrise) lovers, grab your camera and enjoy an art show that you can’t put a price tag on.

If you have questions about photography, check out our article at On A Dime Adventure.

http://onadimeadventure.com/just-say-no-to-selfies-and-yes-to-timers/

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Scott sunset

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Sunset Moss Landing

 

One Man’s Tumbleweed

One man’s tumbleweed is another man’s treasure. While driving through Nevada as 100mph wind gusts practically sailed the kayaks and car into a field, the treasure hunt of a lifetime appeared. You see, this adventurer has for some time coveted the very elusive, almost endangered, tumbleweed. Yes tumbleweed – don’t question it.

 So while my guy slapped on some chaps, entered a gale force storm, and roped two kayaks, I donned spurs and wrestled a rogue tumbleweed to the ground. It now rides in the back seat, giving off what one of us deemed an “odor” and the other lovingly called herbal.

 The reattachment of the kayaks, now referred to as sails for White Lightning (a big britches Hyundai), and the addition of the thorny souvenir had my guy smiling and shaking his head sweetly. Sweetly is the perfect descriptive according to a dear friend whose mischievous auto correct inquired how “sweet pie” and I were faring. My guy instantly acquired a new and very deserved, nickname.

 On A Dime strives to save money whether we’re talking accommodations or souvenirs but one thing to note for you fellow travelers, having a “sweet pie” who makes room for a prickly, back seat addition and grins all the way, is key to the success of any adventure.

 Photos below are of Virginia City, an unexpected jewel. This Wild West destination is an upcoming On A Dime Adventure article.

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Saint Mary Catholic Church in the mountains. Nevada’s oldest Catholic church, built in 1860.
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Silver Queen. Dress made up of 3,261 silver dollars.
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One man’s tumbleweed is another man’s treasure

 

 

Let’s Get It Started

Happy Valentine’s Day after and thanks so much for stopping in on the first blog post for On A Dime Life and On A Dime Adventure. This initial post is aimed at the beautiful lovers, the joyfully wedded, and the rest of us, the “we’re sexy and we know it so let’s get Taco Bell” crowd.

The goal of this blog is to share some fun, inexpensive, and mostly legal secrets for good times that can be had by all. However, should anyone think the crazy gorgeous (rumor has it, edited) photos and scintillating (rumor has it, rewritten) commentary represent a life in its entirety, please know that we’re not denying the rough times, we’re just ignoring them. Simply put, this site is only ambitious enough to seek out some things that might make our day a little happier without any over the limit fees or chocolate orgy. In other words, when speeding tickets, the stomach flu, and the “I’m not getting out of bed until someone brings me coffee” days happen, we most likely won’t be going there. We’ll stick to the “I’ve had my coffee and life is in session” moments.

We all know those moments–the “life is in session” ones. The times when we are fully present, like the birth of a child (especially sans anesthesia, “fully present!” remembers this mommy) or when we are falling head over heels in love or on an amazing vacation. It’s these often one of a kind and very finite moments–the ones that grow our soul and are so cherished–which we’d love to magnify and multiply.

For this first post, we wanted to go big, to pass along something perceived as out of the box and potentially a bit challenging or (according to my guy) very wacky and most likely downright miserable. We’re talking full moon kayaking in freezing water, to see limestone tufas on Mono Lake. I know, right? It was the obvious choice! “A no-brainer”, says my guy with a sweet smile. Ok, maybe it could be referred to as a bit masochistic. “Sadistic”, my guy corrects–he’s such a kidder. After all, he did choose kayaking over plan B which was an evening watching an all time favorite, HELLO DOLLY. He decided hypothermia, like inserting a paperclip into a light socket, might be sort of a rite of passage.

As a traveler, one rite of passage is the ability to go with the flow and this can be a challenge for someone who plans ahead and runs a tight ship. So Friday morning my guy flew in, I kayaked into the airport with the car attached beneath the boats, brought him on board where he promptly directed me to an adjacent parking lot and reattached said boats to the car properly. From this point on, it had to be smooth sailing, right? I had everything in line and operating efficiently–except the weather (ruh roh!!).

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View of incoming storm
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Stunning Mono Lake trail on deserted Navy Beach

That’s right, we arrived at Mono Lake to rough water, stormy skies, and then absolutely stunning beauty. Adventurers, when you visit this 2 million year old wonder, pull a fast one. Skip the main viewing area and head up the gravel road to Navy Beach. If you are lucky, like we were, you will be the only one to do this and have the most mystical beach walk and sunset viewing to ever unfold. The shifts in the plan and the unexpected moments often make for the most glorious “life is in session” moments. The fee for Navy Beach? $0. On A Dime Adventure loves it when they won’t even take our dime!

This blog will be sharing future moments in which life is in session and flourishing on a dime. Some moments will be teeny, tiny, unscripted and imperfect and others will have involved advance planning and cunning execution as in avoiding hypothermia and HELLO DOLLY. All will have one thing in common; they will be moments when time seems to stand still, even briefly.  It’s our hope that you will also share your cherished moments because the best life has to offer is offered when life is in session.

“Life is in session” is a quote credited to the late Kevin Cordasco and used with gratitude and love to the Cordasco family. Kevin, thank you for rocking a village, transforming many of its villagers, and making us all laugh so very hard.

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Photos were not color enhanced–this is exactly what we were seeing. Magic.

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View toward Mammoth from Navy Beach
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Tufas at sunset
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Photo worthy cloud formation
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Navy Beach right before sunset

Life Is In Session