Taking the kids to Caballero Canyon. It’s a great walking spot for long or short treks with the kiddos. Watch out for the mountain bikers coming through! All of the ones we ran into were very friendly and aware of hikers.
In 2012, I traveled to some new destinations, visited some old favorites and crossed off some items on my bucket list. I began in India where I visited the Taj Mahal, discovered my inner cowgirl at a Wyoming dude ranch, escaped the summer heat in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and saw the famous maori on Easter Island. I ended the year with a cruise to Southeast Asia where I got to visit Myanmar, a destination that is on many people’s must-visit lists, as well as Thailand, somewhere I’ve wanted to go for a long time.