Central Coast Spotlight

By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
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Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
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We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Sep 17th, 2014
4 Comments
853 Views
      It’s been a while since I’ve written about my hiking adventures, and my hikes have been few and far between over the last 4 months. I plan on catching you all up in the coming weeks with the handful of hikes I did go on over the summer; however I thought I’d […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 21st, 2014
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  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 6th, 2014
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  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
May 4th, 2014
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  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Apr 29th, 2014
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This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Apr 3rd, 2014
2 Comments
1084 Views
  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Mar 26th, 2014
5 Comments
1401 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Mar 10th, 2014
1 Comment
2196 Views
  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Feb 26th, 2014
4 Comments
284 Views
  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Feb 20th, 2014
2 Comments
1047 Views
Week 12 was a little disappointing.  Arleena and I were super excited to climb yet another mountain, the Madonna Mountain in San Luis Obispo…You know, the one with the M on the side that you see while driving on the 101 freeway.   We didn’t do the research to find out that the route that’s marked […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Beauty
Feb 10th, 2014
16 Comments
576 Views
Last week, Arleena and I climbed a mountain – literally – we climb a freaking mountain!!!  In all my years since I’ve lived here on the Central Coast, I’ve always looked at Bishop’s Peak saying, “one day, I’ll hike up that mountain.” And I cannot even tell you how accomplished I feel for completing that […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Jan 29th, 2014
2 Comments
841 Views
Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. The […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In Avila Beach
Jan 23rd, 2014
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757 Views
  As we have yet to experience any winter weather (I promise I’m not trying to rub it in), I am using every opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.  Bear with me as I am trying to catch up on my posts from the last few weeks (I have one more to […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Dec 4th, 2013
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Coming out of the Thanksgiving Holiday, I hope that everyone had a fantastic time whether you hosted and event or traveled to be with friends and family.  Our school district takes off a full week, which is good and bad.  I like the freedom, but why must I feel like I have to cram so […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Central Coast Spotlight
Dec 3rd, 2013
1 Comment
2495 Views
It’s that time of year again!  Time to head to our favorite stores and pick out special gifts to give to our family and friends on Christmas Day.  One store we frequent is Best Buy.  There are so many gadgets, electronics and tech gifts available to choose from.  This year, Frank and I are purchasing […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 25th, 2013
1 Comment
188 Views
Week 3: James Way Oak Habitat and Wildlife Preserve Hike It’s right before Thanksgiving and this past week was jammed packed.  There wasn’t one night that we got to stay home and relax.  It’s during these times when it’s easy to brush off going to the gym or finding the time to go on a hike, but […]...
By Caroline Hileman-Schaffer
In California
Nov 16th, 2013
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Grover Beach Boardwalk/ Monarch Butterfly Grove Let me start off this week by saying that I love California and it’s weather!  I’m watching the news and hearing about the cold snaps and snow that’s occurring all over the US right now.  And I’m sorry to say (wait, no I’m not) it’s been about 76 degrees […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Beauty
Oct 1st, 2013
0 Comments
883 Views
Do you live on or near the Central Coast?  This weekend, Moo La La Boutique will be having it’s Semi-Annual Sale in Santa Maria, California.  This is my second time consigning with Moo La La because I had an amazing experience earlier this year!  Not only is it beneficial to sell items through consignment, but […]...
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