Entries for September, 2010

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From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

September 13, 2010 No Comments Our family left the coastal area of Oregon and the beautiful ocean beaches for the river – the Columbia River Gorge.  Make sure to read about the start of our family fun Oregon Coast excursion as well as Part 2 in Southern Oregon.  Just as magnificent in its own way as the sea, the wide windy river is vast and ...

 

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More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

September 12, 2010 1 Comment Yesterday I began describing a coastal adventure based at Heceta Head Light Station near Florence, in wonderful Oregon. A second day’s coastal adventures can spin you north from Yachats. Take in the very famous, very large Haystack Rock – one of the sea stacks – on the open, flat Cannon Beach. This resort town is ...

 

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AdventurePlex at Marine – Manhattan Beach, California

AdventurePlex at Marine – Manhattan Beach, California

September 11, 2010 1 Comment The AdventurePlex at Marine in Manhattan Beach California is where we took our 11 month old son Christian this afternoon for some family fun!  The address is 1701 Marine Ave. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, only about 10 minutes away from our house in Redondo Beach.  We arrived at 2pm this afternoon and enrolled our son ...

 

Family Fun on the Oregon Coast

Family Fun on the Oregon Coast

September 10, 2010 2 Comments Beaches strewn with climbable driftwood… square topped rocks called sea stacks morphing out of the morning waves… caves and coves for your little pirates to explore… and lighthouses! That’s the southern Oregon coast near Yachats. The quickest route in is to fly into Portland and drive to the sea in under five hours; our recent trip ...

 

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“Down the Shore” in Cape May, New Jersey

“Down the Shore” in Cape May, New Jersey

September 10, 2010 2 Comments I may be a California girl now, but my heart will always belong to the Jersey shore.      From the time my eldest son Tristan was a baby, traveling to the southernmost tip of New Jersey for our annual family beach vacation has been a tradition that we never missed–until this summer, since we moved across ...

 

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Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach

Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach

September 10, 2010 No Comments I just played Frisbee golf here at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach California.  It’s a giant park spanning about 18 acres, and it’s located right off of Manhattan Beach Blvd next door to the Manhattan Beach Middle School.  I parked at the school, but there was also plenty of parking on the street. Fridays I usually play hookie from work ...

 

All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

September 9, 2010 No Comments Looking for an all inclusive family vacation in Mexico that’s off the beaten path?  How about the exotic all inclusive Karmina Palace Resort in Manzanillo, between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo?  This Pacific Ocean gem is where our family of 12 spent a 5 day vacation in late September of 2004.  I was there with my ...

 

The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

September 9, 2010 3 Comments After having dinner at the Jacob Lake Inn restaurant in Arizona (see The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake), we all decided to make the forty-minute drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was a bit late to be starting out but we figured we’d still be able to ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

September 9, 2010 1 Comment It’s the third weekend in August, 2009, just one week after our son’s second birthday.  My husband and I finished loading up our truck as my parents and 85-year old grandmother pulled into the driveway behind us, their car also packed for a weekend at the Arizona Grand Canyon.  My sister and her husband would be ...

 

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Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

September 7, 2010 2 Comments Last month I found out through my mother that Joe and Amy (my aunt and uncle), were about to embark on an extravagant 7 day trip to Alaska.  We were on the phone when she mentioned it, and I was absolutely intrigued! A good friend of mine went there on a fishing expedition just over ...

 

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