California Adventures: The Kidspace Museum

After a few months of braving the LA streets, I decided to get a little braver and take mini-man someplace a little further away – The Kidspace Museum in Pasadena. While the drive was trickier – going on small roads up the mountains – it was definitely worth it. The Kidspace Museum is a perfect…

California Adventures: Disneyland

As a self-proclaimed Disney geek (and proud of it) I couldn’t come to California and not visit Disneyland. Since mini-man was little we decided to just visit a couple of times. Our first trip was when mini-man was six-months old. Looking back, he might have been a bit too young – but we still had…

California Adventures: The Los Angeles Zoo

As many of you know – I hate driving in Los Angeles. However, mini-man was getting bigger and I really wanted to started taking him places where he could explore. I decided to give the Los Angeles Zoo a try. On our first visit, Damon drive with me so I could get to know the…

California Adventure: The Queen Mary

Over the holidays we won tickets to see the Christmas version of the Queen Mary.  The area consisted to rides, mazes, an indoor snow tube ride, an ice exhibit themed to ‘A Christmas Carole’, and a tour of the Queen Mary. First off, I am so Glad we went after Christmas as there were hardly…

California Adventure: Irving Park Railroad 

Last December was our first jolly holiday season with Mini-man and I wanted to take him to some fun holiday events. Thanks to local mommy blogs, I was introduced to the Irving Park Railroad, which was hosting a Santas Village and Christmas Train. We went early in the day – 1. to avoid crowds and…

California Adventure: San Diego

I was born in San Diego (die-hard Charger and Padres girl right here), so I made it a priority to visit while we were in California. We managed to get two visits in. On our first visit we took a train down to San Diego.  We had fun visiting the World Famous San Diego Zoo…

California Adventures: San Francisco

We spent a wonderful day in San Francisco as one of the stops on our cruise. Unfortunately, I was getting over a cold and Damon was healing from a dental procedure. So our first stop was a pharmacy. And, of course, along the way, mini-man fell asleep. On the plus side, it gave us time…

California Adventures: Pasadena

Pasadena is a beautiful city just north of  Glendale. I wish we could have experienced more in Pasadena, but we did enjoy several activities and sites, including: The Rose Parade The Pasadena City Orchestra The Kidspace Museum And of course, The Gamble House – a.k.a. Doc Browns House!

California Adventures: Food!

I am a huge foodie. Something I only discovered when I got to college and love spending time eating and/or making amazing food. In fact, when I was very annoyed when I was pregnant because my body only wanted healthy food. Any good with spice or variety made me ill. So when I found out…

California Adventures: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a perfect sea-side town. Quaint shops line the main street, beautiful beaches, and wonderul restaurants. We had a wonderful day walking through town, enjoying a delicous Mexican lunch while watching this small town come to life.

California Adventures: Our Apartment

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I dislike driving. Added to the fact that I’m shy and it makes living in a new place difficult for me. However, with a new child, I wanted to be able to take him places to have fun.  So you can imagine how thrilled I was when…

California Adventures: Cruising

As any mom knows, trying to travel with young children can be difficult. So what is a couple of travelers to do when they want to see a lot of places but also have a baby? Cruising! As Floridians, we have taken a lot of cruises to most of the Caribbean, Central America, and South…