Visiting the Mecca Wilderness and Salton Sea

  Two Strange Trips – Yes, we’ll take you to the Mecca Wilderness a bit later, have no fear. While we were house sitting in La Quinta, the homeowner had arranged for a cleaning service to come and clean the house. We had no objections! Just one problem, the cleaners didn’t like the dog – …

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Two Weeks in La Quinta, CA

Welcome to the Slobber Fest! Here’s our new friend, a gregarious fellow with a gigantic tongue! Oh my, did he love licking humans! If you sat still for five seconds or put your face anywhere near him, you were getting wet, that’s all there was to it.  This fellow was a lover boy from minute one, …

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Reflections on Two Years of House Sitting

Wow, Another Milestone! It’s been two years since we gave up our home and all manner of regular, orderly life to start a rather nomadic life as traveling house sitters. Do we still enjoy this new life? Absolutely. Do we intend to stay at it? Most definitely. With two years of experience, we feel confident …

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Dog Sitting in Ojai, Ca

  It’s Holiday Time in Ojai! Isn’t that a sweet visual? I saw this tree out in the middle of nowhere and had to get a photo. Someone came out there and put bulbs all over a random tree. When we walked Ojai’s main drag, we saw it was all decked out for the holidays, …

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Portland to Ojai

Look What We Found! Ice covering everything in sight. It was gorgeous, and I had to get photos. These branches were at our first pit stop after leaving Portland early in the morning with temperatures in the teens, ice crunching under our tires, and Jim trying hard not to slide off the road.  Some of …

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