Random Thoughts

Five Things Friday

Gaviota State Park

The five little things that made my week…

1. The stunning Central Coast on a hot summer day.

Train tracks above Gaviota State Park

2. My next “road” trip: the Amtrak Surfliner route from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. (One day I’ll take the train all the way to Oregon!)

Elephant seal colony

3. Elephant seal colony at Las Piedras Blancas.

Roman Pool at Hearst Castle

4. The pomposity that is Hearst Castle.

East Beach in Santa Barbara

5. The palm trees of East Beach, Santa Barbara.

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »