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USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles

USS Iowa Battleship at the Port of Los Angeles

July 16, 2012 No Comments President Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” This certainly applies to the USS Iowa, the battleship hailed as the “World’s Greatest Naval Ship,” serving our country for over 50 years, from World War II, to the Korean Conflict, during the Cold War, and the post-Cold War ...

 

Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center

Cleopatra: The Exhibition at the California Science Center

July 8, 2012 No Comments Imagine a life of exquisite opulence. One that donned the finest of everything, from sumptuous feasting with an endless flow of the best wine served in plates and goblets of gold, to the most luxurious silks and fabrics, to glittering jewels and artifacts that adorned the body and palace. A life of unbridled pleasure where ...

 

Favorite Family Friendly Bed and Breakfasts on the West Coast

Favorite Family Friendly Bed and Breakfasts on the West Coast

June 10, 2012 No Comments Many families chose chain motels or hotels for a vacation. The reason: a known quantity, size of the room, amenities such as a pool or video games for the kids, portable cribs for the smallest travelers. Another reason is: sure, we’d love to stay at a bed and breakfast, but most of them don’t welcome ...

 

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

Mojave National Preserve – Family Fun off the Grid

June 7, 2012 1 Comment We’re intrepid desert explorers. In fact, I was off-roading in Death Valley when I was pregnant with my daughter, and perhaps it was that experience that led to a life long love of California desert views and trips with expanses of sand and parades of cactus included. The Road Untraveled – Mojave National Preserve One ...

 

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 ...

 

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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