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Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos

Thumbnail image for Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 10, 2013 Hiking

ShareHorizons are both visual and representational, drawing our attention in a mesmerizing fashion.  For this week’s theme for photo sharing on Twitter, I selected several images…especially because I live both coastal-y and mountain-ly.   And with my hiking, I’m often gazing out over gorgeous horizons and snapping photos to both share and try – sometimes […]

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#FriFotos – What is the West to You?

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos – What is the West to You? by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 19, 2013 Travel and Adventures

Share    West. It seems like a simple theme.  But isn’t “west” relative to where you are? I feel like I’m pretty much residing in the quintessential “west” being at the farthest end of the North American continent – merely a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Trust me; I’m grateful. So, maybe it’s a […]

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#FriFotos: The Encounter Restaurant at LAX – a Retro Symbol of LA

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos: The Encounter Restaurant at LAX – a Retro Symbol of LA by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 22, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareThis week’s theme for the #FriFotos sharing frenzy on Twitter is ‘symbols’.  Being a native born Los Angelina (I escaped successfully 25 years ago) I thought this snapshot of the Encounter Restaurant at LAX to be fitting. My favorite part of the photo is how impromptu it was.  I was literally awaiting pick-up at Los […]

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#FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore

Thumbnail image for #FriFotos Festive Fresh Snowfall Over Lake Fulmore by Gina "SuuperG" Stark December 21, 2012 Travel and Adventures

Share                I love lights and sparkle and glimmer and shimmer as much as anyone, but I think nature can fit the bill for “festive” as well. Today’s Twitter #FriFoto theme is just that; festive.  My mind turned to this one recent favorite snapshot I took of nearby Lake […]

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My New Reality: Escape with Me to ‘Escape Routes’ in LA!

Thumbnail image for My New Reality: Escape with Me to ‘Escape Routes’ in LA! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark March 24, 2012 Interactive Travel

ShareThose of you who follow me on Twitter as @SuuperG and here on my blog know me to be a bit of an adventuress; hiking locally and in Italy, skiing faster than my skill dictates, kayaking, paragliding, belly dancing (TRUST me! It’s an adventure when a mid-forties woman publicly bares her midriff while shimmying!), driving […]

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Living La Vida Local: Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari Art Festival

Thumbnail image for Living La Vida Local: Santa Barbara’s I Madonnari Art Festival by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 29, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareLiving the local life in Santa Barbara while I house-sit definitely has it’s perks.  But the fact that I once again was present in town for the celebrated sidewalk chalk drawings of the I Madonnari exhibition in Santa Barbara was no coincidence, as it always falls on the weekend nearest this same friend’s birthday. So […]

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Road Tripping: Coasting the California Coast

Thumbnail image for Road Tripping: Coasting the California Coast by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 1, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareBeing a Southern California native, I’ve cruised up the California coast many times in my life.  But I’ve never driven north of Santa Barbara on my own. Never.  Until this last week when I was enticed to venture farther north in my trusty little Prius to attend a wine-tasting ocean view tweetup at the lovely […]

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Santa Barbara – Living La Vida Local

Thumbnail image for Santa Barbara – Living La Vida Local by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 20, 2011 Travel and Adventures

ShareAs much as I’ve called this tranquil town my second or third home by visiting it so much, I’ve never lounged around on my own, basking in the feeling of living like a local in Santa Barbara.  I’m house-sitting for a few weeks and that means my childhood friend who I pal around with when […]

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Santa Barbaraaahhhh Beach Walking, Site Gawking

Thumbnail image for Santa Barbaraaahhhh Beach Walking, Site Gawking by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 27, 2011 Interactive Travel

ShareI know. I’m a tease. I’ve been posting pictures on Twitter of little snippets of my most recent jaunt to this most lovely of Southern California towns.  But I’ve decided to gloat in full pano-vision right here on my blog Oh come on.  You know you like it.  You keep coming back for more. Well, […]

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Hiking: Looking for a Castle, and Discovering a Grotto

Thumbnail image for Hiking: Looking for a Castle, and Discovering a Grotto by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 21, 2010 Hiking

ShareI love serendipity. In this case, there was literally dipity-ing involved.  What’s a grotto without a dip? Just like a naked chip, I tell you! My hubby and I had planned for weeks to hike to what is called “Knapp’s Castle” in the hills of Santa Barbara and we set out to do just that […]

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On the Road Again – with Belly Dancers !?!

Thumbnail image for On the Road Again – with Belly Dancers !?! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 31, 2010 Belly Dance

ShareRoad trips are always an adventure.  But gather five friends who belly dance together and you get a whole new synergy.  Here we all were, up in Sebastopol, California for a belly dance convention, and we decided to take a side jaunt in our little trusty rental car to the coast.  Several of us were […]

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Peaking: My First Summit

Thumbnail image for Peaking: My First Summit by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 23, 2007 Hiking

ShareI did it!  We hiked to a real life peak – AND I procured the very coveted Squirrel Card from the rangers at the fire look-out tower! Specs: Tahquitz Peak 8828’ Elevation 8.6 Miles OK, so it’s not a monster, but it’s a fine start I think.  Went up the south ridge trail and by […]

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