A Fun- and Food-Filled Weekend Showing Visitors Around Los Angeles

October 14, 2018

Oh man, am I beat! I just had a really fun, super busy weekend with some out-of-town visitors, Allison and Alba. Here we are on the tram, waiting for the Studio Tour to start at Universal Studios.

Allison (on the right) is my 10-year-old niece, and Alba is the 16-year-old foreign exchange student from Read the rest of this entry »

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Rivers in Southern California Aren’t Really Rivers… But This One Is!

September 25, 2018

This past weekend I went to Temecula, a beautiful wine-producing area about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for a wedding. I was a groomsman, and I clean up nice, if I do say so myself!

The wedding was a blast, and I’m so excited and happy for my friends Amber and Nandor, the bride and groom, but this post isn’t about the wedding. It’s about the hike I did that morning. Read the rest of this entry »


Three Awesome Stair Workouts… and TWO Were at Theme Parks!

September 12, 2018

My new puppy JJ is a now a stair climber!

Climbing stairs with JJ is one of the three workouts I’m covering in this post. I’m going to start with my workout at Universal Studios Hollywood, which may seem like déjà vu if you’ve been a long-time reader. Read the rest of this entry »


I Just Learned About These Epic Public Stairs, Just Minutes From My Childhood Home

July 24, 2018

Isn’t is fantastic when you learn something new about the area where you grew up? I spent decades not paying attention to stairs, but now that I seek them out for workout purposes, I find them everywhere!

This monster set of stairs is in Read the rest of this entry »


Check Out These Two Challenging Stairways – One Was Just Seen on “American Ninja Warrior”!

June 7, 2018

I love climbing stairs that I see on TV, so I was positively geeked when I watched “American Ninja Warrior” last night and saw a familiar sight: the Pico Canyon Stairs!

I visited these stairs last November, and while I posted photos on Instagram, I never blogged about it. Until now!
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More Photos From a VERY Active Weekend in San Francisco

April 24, 2018

One might rightfully assume that climbing the stairs in a 48-story skyscraper twice (read details here) would be a satisfactory workout for the day, but NOT FOR US! When we left the Fight For Air Climb in San Francisco, it wasn’t to go have brunch or head home. We headed to a famous stadium, where we… continued to exercise!
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Hiking In Scorched Wildfire Country

March 15, 2018

Wildfires have in the news recently, thanks to multiple fires all over southern California. There are wildfires in and around Los Angeles almost every year, and I’m always riveted by the news coverage of how they spread and how firefighters battle them. I recently went hiking in an area ravaged by wildfire, and… Wow. Just wow. Read the rest of this entry »