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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 ...

 

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert – Rancho Mirage, CA

April 16, 2012 No Comments In December of 2011, my wife and I took our two young kids to the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. We were staying at the Marriott Desert Springs Villas in Palm Desert for a much needed getaway just two weeks before Christmas. We were told by a friend that the ...

 

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 ...

 

Spinning Imaginations from Gold: The Bowers Museum – Santa Ana, CA

Spinning Imaginations from Gold: The Bowers Museum – Santa Ana, CA

April 4, 2012 No Comments A symbol of power, justice, strength and perfection, gold has captured the imaginations of people of all ages since the beginning of time.  Its luster and purity are enduring, as it resists corrosion and damage, while being non-toxic. It has been venerated by princes, paupers and priests alike, transcending the bounds of time, culture and ...

 

Picnicking and Nearly Panicking- Pyramid Lake

Picnicking and Nearly Panicking- Pyramid Lake

March 27, 2012 No Comments Our family was recently invited by our friends Elvia and Sean Shepherd and their young son to drive up to Pyramid Lake for a day of picnicking and boating. Sean had the use of his boss’ speedboat, and our three sons and we were looking forward to spending the afternoon tooling about on the huge ...

 

Best Los Angeles Family Attractions on a Budget

Best Los Angeles Family Attractions on a Budget

March 6, 2012 No Comments Los Angeles, California is known for its diverse family attractions from museums, to zoos, aquariums, amusement parks and botanical gardens. If you are looking to spend some fun quality time without going broke, you will find the following venues perfect for a day out with the kids. Listed alphabetically, these attractions are all priced under ...

 

A Day at Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, California

A Day at Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, California

February 21, 2012 No Comments This nostalgic western themed amusement park had its humble beginnings as a roadside stand selling fresh berries, pies, and preserves.  It grew over time as rides and attractions were added, making it the 160-acre property that it is today. Located in Buena Park, California, Knott’s Berry Farm is known for its rides, live entertainment shows, ...

 

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