Entries for December, 2010

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Disneyland California: Parades, Shows, and Disney Characters

Disneyland California: Parades, Shows, and Disney Characters

December 30, 2010 No Comments   On our recent family trip to Disneyland, our three-year old son had a blast going on all the kid-friendly rides and attractions, (see the article “Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children”).  Now that he’s a bit older, we also found that he enjoyed a number of the parades, activities, and shows that ...

 

Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children

Disneyland, California: Rides and Attractions for Young Children

December 30, 2010 1 Comment   Growing up in Southern California my family and I had many opportunities to visit Disneyland.  I spent most of my teenage and early married years with annual passes to the Magic Kingdom so needless to say I thought I knew it inside and out.  However, on our recent family trip to “The Happiest Place ...

 

Tanaka Farms Irvine – Family Fun

Tanaka Farms Irvine – Family Fun

December 29, 2010 No Comments What a fun time at Tanaka Farms! In mid October a few of us moms (and a few dads) all met up at Tanaka Farms at 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine in Orange County, CA for a little pumpkin patch fun. It was my son, Christian’s birthday, so we thought he’d love to do something ...

 

Temecula Valley Wine Country

Temecula Valley Wine Country

December 29, 2010 No Comments Ahh… the vineyards… rolling hills with green vines, heavy with succulent fruit. A hot golden sun beating down upon the soil, as the sweet earthy fragrance fills the senses. The vineyards of Temecula Valley are located about an hour’s drive inland from our Carlsbad beach resort where we were vacationing.  We took our time, visiting only 2 wineries ...

 

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

December 29, 2010 No Comments  The Flower Fields of Carlsbad are 50 acres of blooming beauty on a hillside overlooking the sea.  Located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008, they are a short 10 minute drive from the Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea where we stayed with our family.  Walking through these fields is an absolute delight.  We spent ...

 

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

December 29, 2010 1 Comment Located about a 50 minute drive from Carlsbad, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (previously called the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park) is a family favorite. The park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027 (www.sandiegozoo.org/park).  With so many wild animals to see in a preserved replica of their own natural ...

 

Legoland, Carlsbad California

Legoland, Carlsbad California

December 29, 2010 No Comments There are so many fun things to do while in Carlsbad, one of them is taking our 2 children to Legoland, located at One LEGOLAND Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008. A ten minute drive from our hotel at the Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea, we make it a point to spend one day there every ...

 

Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea – Carlsbad, CA

Tamarack Beach Resort by the Sea – Carlsbad, CA

December 29, 2010 4 Comments About a 1 ½ hour’s drive south of Los Angeles California, or about 30 minutes drive from San Diego, Carlsbad is a charming seaside town with plenty for families to see and do.  My family and I have gone there countless times for several reasons: its proximity to our home in Los Angeles, its seaside appeal, ...

 

The 2010 L.A. Auto Show – Life In the Fast Lane

The 2010 L.A. Auto Show – Life In the Fast Lane

December 22, 2010 No Comments There are few things in the world that Angelenos love as much as their Starbucks, their cellphones, and their celebrities. Cars are one of those things. As anyone who has ever spent any amount of time living in the City of Angels can tell you, Los Angeles residents are probably so passionate about their vehicles because they ...

 

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part II

Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part II

December 15, 2010 1 Comment   On my family’s recent vacation to Disneyland—a trip that included six adults, one pre-schooler, and two babies—we learned a lot about making the Disney experience fun and relaxing while traveling with such a large group.  Here are a few more tips (see Disneyland Tips for Families with Children: Part I), that came in handy ...

 

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