#CentralCoast

By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jul 15th, 2015
68 Comments
10586 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 California
May 2nd, 2015
4 Comments
4927 Views
For the last few years I’ve slowly transitioned into a runner. Do I love to run? No. Well, not when I’m running, but I like the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. Typically, I try to run a few times a week usually completing 3-mile runs.   But running tends to get boring. That’s why I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
5122 Views
Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
1 Comment
5206 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
2 Comments
5493 Views
Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
7 Comments
5065 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Halloween
Nov 6th, 2014
23 Comments
3345 Views
The weekend before Halloween, Shannon and I decided to take our 6 kids to Pumpkins on the Pier in Pismo Beach.  This was the first time we all had been to this city activity.  We got all 6 of our kids dressed in their Halloween costumes and headed to the activity. When we got there, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
3595 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5190 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In Recent Posts
Oct 4th, 2014
0 Comments
4559 Views
The past few years, I have loved selling (and shopping) at Moo La La Consignment on the Central Coast.  It was so easy listing the items for sale and then printing out the tags and dropping off the items.  This year, unfortunately we were unable to sell anything because we had some family things going […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
5392 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Blogging Events
Aug 6th, 2014
36 Comments
4721 Views
Affiliate link included. Last year, I attended my very first Fitcation Event (now known as ShiftCon).  It was an awesome experience and nothing quite like I thought it would be!  Part of the Fitcation experience involves exploring the region the conference was located in.  Last year, it was located on the California Central Coast in […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
0 Comments
7046 Views
  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
0 Comments
8930 Views
  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
0 Comments
7048 Views
This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 8th, 2014
4 Comments
22526 Views
One of my favorite wineries on the Central Coast is the Kelsey Winery.  Frank, myself and a few of my girlfriends went wine tasting at Kelsey Winery for the first time last year and I fell in love with it.  We’ve even back a few other times since – bringing friends who have visited the […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 4th, 2014
1 Comment
3031 Views
I love to save money, but I also like to get quality items for the money I do spend.  When it comes to selling (or even buying), I love to consign!  I am so lucky to have the Moo La La Boutique here on the Central Coast!  It’s a great event where members of the community sell […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
4355 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 Beauty
Mar 26th, 2014
5 Comments
4397 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Beauty
Mar 10th, 2014
1 Comment
6005 Views
  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]...
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