Cute Cali Crannies

IMG_2715Over the past couple of weeks, I have explored some new nooks n’ crannies here in Southern California. Specifically, I saw Potato Chip Rock and San Juan Capistrano!

I experienced the former because I had friends visiting from Nebraska. You would think that visitors from the landlocked Midwest would want to see the beach in the dead of summer, but no! These athletic types wanted a hike..and a challenging hike, to boot. I had long wondered about Potato Chip Rock, but I will admit that I had no idea how strenuous it was actually going to be. Let’s just say that climbing 1100 feet into the air (and 2 miles of actual feet on the ground) was more than I bargained for, particularly under a full sun bearing down at 90 degrees. Continue reading

Full Civic Literacy Exam

I am ashamed to admit how difficult this was for me, but I am also pleased with myself for not totally failing. In fact, I scored well over the national average of 49%, with 82% (27 out of 33 questions correct.) Apparently, I need to enhance my knowledge of economic policy in this country… oy.

Give it a shot! It’s fun review and good brain exercise.

Full Civic Literacy Exam