Wandering in the Wilderness

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Eaton Canyon

“There is nothing more beautiful than nature early in the morning.”
— Vincent Van Gogh

And I could not agree more. Often, the busyness of life and the stress that follows take a toll on our bodies, minds, and spirits. Personally, I love to unwind and recharge with nature. By physically distancing myself from the everyday environment — the bustling office, incessant background noise, and traffic — I’m able to find temporary tranquility. I decided to take my break with a hike at Eaton Canyon.

Though our initial steps into the hike weren’t ideal (never mind our 30 minute detour when we took the wrong path), we successfully completed our trek into nature. At the end of the trail was the notorious Eaton Canyon waterfall. Unfortunately, when we arrived around high noon, it was when the trail was busiest and we weren’t able to enjoy the water with a little more privacy.

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Though we could have enjoyed a little more peace and quiet at the waterfall, seeing our fellow hikers playing with their families and dogs wasn’t too upsetting. By the time we returned to my car, roughly two hours later, Sharon and I were starving.

Thus, we decided to pay a nice little visit to Urth Caffe for some lunch. For most Southern California natives, Urth Caffe is recognized best for its organic whole bean coffee and fine teas.

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I ordered the Panini Caprese with a side of salad // Sharon ordered the Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad.

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Posing in front of the cutest little building across from Urth Caffe.

At the end of the day, we were able to say that we ventured through the wilderness, got in some exercise, and enjoyed delicious food. Overall, not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

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