• 21
  • Aug

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

Like I mentioned last post, we went to the mountains this past weekend to camp, hike and watch the perseids meteor shower. It had been two years since we last went to the sierra, to the Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857, to be precise, and because it was a last minute decision, we enjoyed it even more. We left thursday and came back to Tijuana saturday. It’s not a long drive from Tijuana, around 3 to 4 hours depending on how many stops you make. And while we’re talking about stops, i do recommend one stop to buy local “Real del Castillo” cheese at a shop by the side of the road, about 20 minutes from Ensenada, it’s called Abarrotes el Crucero. Once we arrived, we set up camp and made hot soup for dinner. Before we left Tijuana, Ulises called the park to see how the weather was and the ranger said it was very nice, hot but not too hot, and sweater weather at night. Yeeaaaahh.. it was colder than that at night and i think, suspected, because of recent rains. We stayed up late and watched the meteor shower. I think it’s been one of the most active showers i’ve seen in years and I’m sure it was because we were in the middle of the mountains. That night i did feel cold when we went to bed, goo thing i took more blankets than what Ulises said would be sufficient.

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
wild flowers.

Next morning we made pancakes for breakfast and waited the heat out. It was hot hot hot!! The little one got impatient waiting because he really wanted to see if the lake had any water, but judging from what we could see from out camping site, it appeared to be dry. Did a little hiking, some reading (finished Stardust by Neil Gaiman:) and did some exploring around the shade. At around noon, we started to see lightning and hear thunder across where the lake is, and over the mountains. A big storm appeared to be moving north, just west from the Lake camping sites. We really really thought, by how we saw the wind moving, that the storm would pass just west of us… riiiight. We went up hiking Hanson Peak and right when we were near the top, we stopped to see the view and I saw the rain coming our way. We headed down as fast [and safely] as we could but the rain caught up with us and we ended stranded in a small cover. We had to waited out because there was no way we could walk to where we camped, about 20 minuted away and not be completely and utterly soaked and covered in mud. After about 20 minuted of intense rain, 10 more of light rain, we started walking back. No photos of the rain because our phones and camera was packed in a ziplock bag, at least we were prepared.

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
Hiking up the mountain, just before the storm fell on us.Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857
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The rest of the day was great. Not saying that the thunder storm wasn’t great, it was, it was beautiful, just that getting soaked like that wasn’t as fun hehehe. We did make a couple of doggie friends on our walk back to camp (no photo of them either). By nighttime, the sky was clear. The meteor shower still pretty active.

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The next day was our time to leave. We took the road at around noon so we could stop as much as we wanted and still arrive home by the afternoon.
I think a month ago, or maybe two, there was a fire near the National Park and it left a lot of the vegetation burnt and a grim landscape. One a positive note, life has started to flourish and bloom in what was left.

I enjoyed the spontaneity of this trip and to have the chance to see the Perseids this year was also a great experience.

  • 16
  • Aug

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Hello. Hope you’re having a great weekend.
I went on a on the spur of the moment trip to the mountains to see the Perseid meteor shower, which was amazingly beautiful. I’m still uploading my photos from the trip to Flickr and once I have them ready, I’ll share more :).

  • 10
  • Aug

ziazia. small wallets 2015.

I finally made new small wallets! yay!
I’ve had so many requests for them that i gave in and made 25 of them. Here are some, and i’ll have them listed in my shop this week. You can see them in my facebook fan page.

Hope you have a very lovely night.

  • 02
  • Jul

Downtown Tijuana, Revolución Ave.

  • 16
  • Jun

If you follow me on instagram or like my facebook page, you might have notice the latest pieces i’ve showcased for spring-summer in a very colorful way. These are a few and they are available in the shop: pink, blue, green and orange.

pink.

blue.

Green dipdyed pouch.

orange tote and coin purse. ziazia.

  • 30
  • Apr

aqua and turquoise.

Sometimes I find that i’m drawn to a color each season, or depending on my mood. Lately it has been these shades: aquas, turquoise and mints.
The pouch and the coin purse are in the shop.

  • 21
  • Apr

The trees and flowers are in full bloom around Tijuana.
These jacaranda’s are everywhere around my neighborhood.

Jacaranda. 04.15.2015

  • 15
  • Apr

Hi! There are new toiletry bags in the shop today. These are going fast so i’m doing custom orders all this month.

ziazia. toiletry bag.
ziazia. toiletry bag.
ziazia. toiletry bag.

  • 10
  • Apr

can't decide.

Hello! Good Friday! Days have been flying by so fast lately, it’s sometimes good (hello season 5 GoT premier this Sunday!) but sometimes not so good when I want the days to feel a bit longer.
I’ve been thinking for months about this blog. I love to have a place to share what i’m doing, a personal and work space to write more than what one shares compared to facebook, twitter or instagram, and i’ve kind of lost my pace here. And the more i thought about the the more things didn’t seem clear, starting with how ‘velcro’ looks. So i changed the theme/look to a temporary one, just to stop thinking about it too much while i decide what to do about it. In the content side of things, i’m making a plan to get my vibe on again, because i love this blog, i love when i go back to posts from years ago and remember and i really do enjoy writing here.
One thing at a time.

Have a lovely weekend. I’ll be back with a shop update.

  • 02
  • Apr

coin purse. dip dyed ziazia.

Hi all! I’ve been taking photos of the new pieces, totes, coin purses and other goodies, styled and more of an ‘in use’ idea, not only to show the size and, well, use, but because i really like to see what i make in use.
This one is the coin purse, also available in other colors.
I’m very excited and inspired for spring.