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San Antonio: The River Walk and the Alamo

San Antonio: The River Walk and the Alamo

October 27, 2010 No Comments On our recent trip to Austin Texas, one of the must-sees on my list was San Antonio.  I figured my last vacation to the city didn’t count as I was only three years old at the time!  I have pictures of myself running around the Alamo, chasing birds and felt it would be kind of ...

 

Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

October 25, 2010 3 Comments On day one of our eight-day trip to Austin, TX, we loaded up our three-year old son and three-month old daughter and headed for the city’s downtown.  Our plan was to visit the Austin Children’s Museum (ACM) located on the corner of 2nd and Colorado Street.  From the information my husband found before leaving for ...

 

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Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens

Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens

October 23, 2010 2 Comments After a long day of travel and a fun-filled first day (Getting the Royal Treatment at the Vallarta Palace) at Puerto Vallarta,  no one bothered to get up terribly early the next morning.  It felt good to sleep in for a change, and it was about 9 a.m. before we dressed and went down to breakfast at Mar ...

 

Santa Cruz Boardwalk CA – Rides, Restaurants and Beaches Galore

Santa Cruz Boardwalk CA – Rides, Restaurants and Beaches Galore

October 23, 2010 1 Comment What child of any age – including you adults out there – doesn’t love a Ferris Wheel, a meri-go- round or a roller coaster.  Better yet, who doesn’t love coupling these attractions with sea air and a wooden boarding, the smell of the ocean mingling with popcorn, cotton candy, and french fries. In other words, ...

 

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Ferndale and Mattole Road – Verdant Northern California Road Trip

Ferndale and Mattole Road – Verdant Northern California Road Trip

October 22, 2010 No Comments This lush and beautiful part of Northern California is a destination in and of itself; for us it was part of a road trip that stretched up the California coast. We spent the night in Fortuna, highway convenient, basic, and quite pleasant. Before heading to the gorgeous Victorian town of Ferndale, we went north a ...

 

Cambria, Cayucos and Carpenteria, California – The three C’s

Cambria, Cayucos and Carpenteria, California – The three C’s

October 22, 2010 No Comments We love small beach towns in California. And we tend to visit some of our favorites, not that far away from our home in Los Angeles, every year. The reason: they each offer simple pleasures and plenty of sights to see, and each has their own distinctive and appealing character. When I asked my kids ...

 

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More Autumn Ocean Breezes and Many Trees – Avenue of the Giants

More Autumn Ocean Breezes and Many Trees – Avenue of the Giants

October 21, 2010 2 Comments I’ve already described about the pleasures of beach going without the summer sun, crowds and hassles in and around Mendocino and Fort Bragg.  Now, let’s head farther north, clinging to Highway 1 through the picturesque town of Westport, and now a tiny spot with a lovely soft white sand beach for running, wave chasing, and ...

 

Autumn by the Sea: Mendocino, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Mendocino, CA

October 21, 2010 2 Comments There’s something wonderful about taking your kids to a non-tropical beach in autumn. You don’t have to worry about too much sun exposure because they’re already wearing a sweatshirt; you don’t have to bring the beach umbrella, the sun hats, the water toys. Instead, you can simply enjoy everything a beach has to offer BESIDES ...

 

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Autumn by the Sea: Point Reyes & Tomales Bay, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Point Reyes & Tomales Bay, CA

October 21, 2010 No Comments After we left Bodega Bay, stuffed with fresh crab and carrying kites with our luggage, we weren’t quite ready to return to urban life, even if that brought us to the wonderful cable cars and chocolate shops of San Francisco.    Instead we headed for Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore just about ...

 

Autumn by the Sea: Shelter Cove Bodega Bay, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Shelter Cove Bodega Bay, CA

October 19, 2010 2 Comments My family and I had a great autumn get away to the coastal towns of Central and Northern California, and traveling inland to the Avenue of the Giants, the mecca of redwood trees.  Garberville California is a roughly 4 hour drive north from San Franscisco on the 101 freeway. Shelter Cove is a short drive ...

 

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