Category Archives: SoCal attractions

Dirt Under My Fingernails

This last Friday Christian and I participated in a monthly gleaning hosted by the local Irvine homeschooling group – where we went out for two hours and helped harvest, or in this case plant, food in the Incredible Edible Park. … Continue reading

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My sister is coming! My sister is coming!

Looks like my sister and her family are coming to visit the last two weeks in July and the first week of August. I’m starting a list of FUN THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY (Well, actually probably more … Continue reading

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Another birthday train ride…

Aiden turned six on Monday – and he wanted the same train adventure that his sister had had for her birthday the previous month. We took the same Amtrak line south from Irvine, but stopped in Solana Beach for pizza … Continue reading

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A Little Nostalgia for Yucca Valley

A music video set in my old town sent by an old teaching pal (thanks Candace!) The lyrics are great: Cactus wren on a Joshua tree, fill up your cup with pints of glee. Fire up the band and the … Continue reading

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Camping at Point Mugu State Park

It is pretty amazing to live in California and have access to so many state parks and beaches. Last month we spent a couple nights camping on the coast (and I mean, really, on the coast) in Ventura County, just … Continue reading

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The San Diego Zoo Train Adventure

For Anna’s 4th birthday we took the Amtrak train from Irvine to San Diego, the #7 bus from downtown to the Zoo and back again. You’ll notice that there are not any pictures of animals – we didn’t see many! … Continue reading

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May Faire

One of my favorite events of last year was the May Faire that was hosted by the Waldorf School of Orange County and it’s almost that time again. This year’s May Faire will be May 1, 2010. I am definitely … Continue reading

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San Diego Zoo

Last year Chad and I received annual passes to the San Diego zoo as gifts from his parents. Passes are great gifts. We’ve already gone three times – and enjoyed ourselves tremendously each visit. The last time, Bella even came … Continue reading

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Huntington Gardens with Five Kids

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Candy Cane Lane

Yes, it’s true, Americans like to go over the top. Christian’s been loving the lights this holiday season, so we made a point of visiting Candy Cane Lane (actually, El Corzo Lane in Rancho Santa Margarita) on Christmas Eve. Bella … Continue reading

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