Avila Beach

By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jun 27th, 2018
25 Comments
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This year, I turned 39 years old and my amazing husband surprised me with a visit to the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, California. I’d been to the Oasis before – this is a pool filled with warm mineral springs water – but had never been to the hillside hot tubs and had wanted […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jul 15th, 2015
68 Comments
10878 Views
We live in a small town on the Central Coast and sometimes get a chance to enjoy romantic getaways together. Most recently, we enjoyed the weekend at Avila Beach. We took our RV and were lucky enough to find a spot with full hook-ups for our family RV. It was awesome!  Our RV spot with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
4661 Views
  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Feb 24th, 2014
2 Comments
6622 Views
 A few weeks back, Arleena and I tackled Bishop’s Peak which I thought was an amazing feet.  Climbing that mountain gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Last week’s climb trumps Bishop’s Peak!  By the luck of the draw, Arleena and I choose Reservoir Canyon Trail located just off the 101 Freeway at the base of […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
0 Comments
3415 Views
  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Nov 8th, 2013
12 Comments
10565 Views
The other day I found myself writing about how much I love it where I live here on the Central Coast, but then I realized that I really haven’t truly explored the area.  Granted it wasn’t until my twins were in 1st grade (this year) and attending school for full days that I felt like […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Oct 7th, 2013
6 Comments
2814 Views
It’s my favorite time of year…Fall!  The days get cooler, the clothes get bigger, football parties, fall festivals, Halloween, and best of all…The Harvest (all the wonderful Fall fruits and vegetables). Living on the Central Coast, we are in agricultural heaven! They grow everything here. I love apple picking!  If you’re a mom like me, […]...
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