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Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach, CA

Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach, CA

March 23, 2011 No Comments Aquarium of the Pacific Sign Today I finally took my 16 month old son to the Aquarium of the Pacific on 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, CA. We had a field trip planned with my Mommy & Me class and I was excited to bring my son for the first time. He’s such a ...

 

Revisiting the Wild West at the Autry National Center

Revisiting the Wild West at the Autry National Center

February 22, 2011 No Comments A clear but chilly New Year’s Day and a fairly severe case of cabin fever left my husband and our three boys looking for something fun to do that was both inexpensive, and a within a short driving distance. An afternoon trip to the Gene Autry National Center and the Museum of the American West, ...

 

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

February 18, 2011 No Comments Sometimes you just wanna get away, just like the Southwest Airlines commercial proclaims. But sometimes you don’t want to fly, have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time. For those of you living in or visiting Southern California, here’s a two day/one night trip that makes for a relaxing family get away. First ...

 

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 ...

 

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