Author Archive for Genie Davis

avatarGenie Davis is a multi-published fiction author, screen and TV writer, and travel writer. If it was possible, she'd like to spend every day traveling. www.geniedavis.com
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Experiencing the Southern California 2012 Eclipse

Experiencing the Southern California 2012 Eclipse

June 6, 2012 No Comments We were recently treated to a solar eclipse in Southern California.  The event took place on May 20th, 2012 between 5:15pm and 7:45pm. While we had to outrun a little coastal fog to get a clear view, we had a great time, and the kids saw a once-in-a-lifetime (or three or four times in a ...

 

A Trip to the Movies – Hollywood Style

A Trip to the Movies – Hollywood Style

June 2, 2012 No Comments So you’ve taken your children to the multi-plex. You’ve attended a movies-in-the-park night screening a Disney film. Your children sit still, or fall asleep comfortably in the middle of a film. You’re ready for something a little more memorable. The El Capitan Theater If you live in the Los Angeles area, there are some wonderful ...

 

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

Family Weekend in Joshua Tree National Park

May 14, 2012 No Comments I’ve been taking my children out to the desert for many years. We love the warmth, the quality of light, and the just plain weirdness of the landscape. And one of our favorite places to go is Joshua Tree National Park. The park is vast, at over eight hundred thousand acres. And in that land ...

 

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

A Family in the Desert – Death Valley, CA

May 7, 2012 No Comments Some of my happiest vacation memories have been based in the desert. There’s just something about bright blue skies, dry air, gold sand, and red rock that draws my family in. Sitting on my desk right now, are photos of my kids in Death Valley. Maybe it’s the way the stark beauty of the place ...

 

Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

Ace is the Place – Accomodations and Attractions Palm Springs

April 30, 2012 No Comments We’ve taken many fun trips to Palm Springs over the years. For the pools, the sun, the windmill tours – it’s a beautiful small town nestled in the desert foothills, with a lot of style. One of the new stylish additions to Palm Springs, and surprisingly child-friendly, is the Ace Hotel and Swim Club located ...

 

Arizona Road Trip

Arizona Road Trip

April 27, 2012 No Comments Okay, so we started in Phoenix, Arizona. There was business to do, a really nice hotel with a really nice swimming pool that should keep the kids occupied. And it did, while the business was being conducted. But when a full few days for family fun turned up, we’d had enough fun in the sun. ...

 

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Death Valley California – It Lives

Death Valley California – It Lives

April 25, 2012 No Comments My kids love zombie movies. So of course a place like Death Valley, it must be rife with zombies and dead things. So it must be cool. Well, Death Valley is very much alive, particularly in the spring, when the wildflowers bloom and I’m led to take my family there for a visit. But my ...

 

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Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

Exploring Hoover Dam, Nevada

April 22, 2012 No Comments The marvelous Hoover Dam. You hear about this mighty engineering marvel. You’ve seen pictures. You’ve seen movies filmed here.  The next time you are in or around Las Vegas with the family, I highly recommend going and experiencing it for yourself. The Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge There’s a new way to take a look at ...

 

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Arizona Roaming – Monuments and Desert Sites

Arizona Roaming – Monuments and Desert Sites

April 19, 2012 No Comments Arizona has often been a state I drove through on our way to say, Utah, or New Mexico. For years people have told me there is a lot more to see here than the sun drenched pools of Phoenix, the music scene of Tucson, or the red rocks and vortexes of Sedona. So on a ...

 

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Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Searching for Samuelson’s Rocks – Joshua Tree National Park, CA

April 13, 2012 No Comments My family and I love driving from our Los Angeles home out to the desert. But even if you’re visiting from far away, taking a drive to the clear blue skies and wide open land of the high and low California deserts so delightfully near the big city, is a special treat. And once you’ve ...

 

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