I have vague memories of a time when packing for a vacation could be accomplished by opening a couple of drawers and the closet and picking out a number of outfits equal to the number of days we would be away. Add in a few toiletries and a good book, done. The entire process could… Continue reading Packing for a Six-Week Road Trip with our Grandson
My parents were great fans of road trips and they always tried to be sure there were opportunities along the way. Once I had a family of my own, I continued to find museums and historic sites to visit during our vacations. Our girls loved to get the auto club books and mark the pages… Continue reading A New Junior Ranger at the Casa Grande National Monument
It sounds like things are moving along with the plans for the new Star Wars Land at Disneyland with the Orange County Register reporting that coffer dams are in place to prepare the Rivers of America to be drained for the construction. Screens and fences have been put in place to hide the mess and… Continue reading Sad Goodbyes and Exciting New Beginnings
I was looking for a Throwback Thursday post and came across this one from our visit to Pima Air and Space Museum from a couple of years ago. This was a terrific spot for a family visit. In fact, I think I'll add it to our list for a return visit!There is not much our grandson loves more… Continue reading Lego Robotics and an Airforce Boneyard – A Visit to Pima Air & Space Museum
Free Admission to the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Family DayIf you are looking for something fun to do this Family Day Weekend, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology is offering free admission for the entire family. This includes all of the exhibits plus Storytime and two video presentations throughout the day. In addition, children aged… Continue reading Free Family Day Dinosaur Fun for Kids of All Ages
There is nothing like a sunny day in Southern California to encourage a drive down California Highway 1 with the windows rolled down, salt breezes blowing through your hair, and don’t forget your best sunglasses, this is the place of Hollywood dreams after all.California Highway 1 runs along the coast of California from San Francisco… Continue reading Historic California 101 – A Combination of Sunshine and History
I am often asked by friends and acquaintances about things to do in Las Vegas with children or if you don't drink or gamble. It surprises me a little that people still see Las Vegas as simply a place to party but then again, What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas is a very successful… Continue reading 8 Fun Things to Do in Las Vegas for Families
I've updated the following a bit for Throwback Thursday. Enjoy! To stay in the Christmas spirit I thought I would share this piece about Viva Navidad that I originally posted on December 20, 2015, after visiting the event at California Adventure with my hubby. I recently visited with our middle daughter and eldest grandson and… Continue reading Viva Navidad at Disney’s California Adventure Park!
The wonderful thing about being flexible and keeping your eyes and ears open when you travel is the fun, sometimes once in a lifetime, events you can stumble upon. Even with Disney vacations, there can be an element of the unexpected if you are willing to 'go with the flow' and make changes to your… Continue reading A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!
I've been travelling down the I-15 from Alberta to Las Vegas and LA since I was a girl. My parents loved to head south for vacation every winter and this was their favourite route. A couple of times we went to Phoenix and Tucson, but usually California was our destination. This is the same trip… Continue reading A Drive Through Kolob Canyon