Author Archives: Abby


The morning after a Painted Turtle event in Hollywood, we decided to go to breakfast at a place called Eat.  It was a nice small little place with indoor and outdoor seating.  We were seated right away even though it … Continue reading

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As you may have heard, our beloved camp, The Painted Turtle Camp, in Lake Hughes, CA was severely affected by the Powerhouse wildfire last June.  Thankfully not major buildings were burned but because of the smoke and landscape damage, The … Continue reading

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Mike’s Pastry shop

I went to Boston with my history class.  One of the many places to eat was Mike’s Pastry Shop.  They had a huge glass case with everything from cookies to brownies, but their most famous item was their cannoli.  They … Continue reading

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Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

Our family visited the Alii Kula Lavender farm in Kula, Maui.  It was beautiful.  We walked around and saw the many different types of lavender and other native plants.  The weather was cool and refreshing.  The lavender flowers were alive … Continue reading

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Julia’s Banana Bread

Our family went in search of some banana bread we had heard was good.  We drove from Kaanapali up highway 30 to Kahakuloa.  The road was windy with beautiful views but very narrow in places and parts were kinda scary … Continue reading

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