Martinez Waterfront Park

After our visit to the John Muir National Historic Site, we intended to take the kids for a hike. But instead of the hills of the John Muir Site we opted for the relatively flat trails of the Martinez Waterfront Park.   A large swath of land near the Martinez Waterfront has been turned into…

The John Muir House

Living in the Bay Area, it’s hard to go anywhere without finding something with the name John Muir. John Muir, famous environmentalist who started the Sierra Club, and whose essays and books about the majestic wilderness are still popular reading, spent the last half of his life on the West Coast. He worked to preserve…

Throwback Thursday – Cabo San Lucas

We haven’t been somewhere tropical in a while, and we unfortunately don’t have any fun international trips planned anytime soon. While looking through TimeHop photos and pictures of others’ vacations on Facebook and in travel blogs, I am trying to quell my thirst with memories of trips past.    Cabo San Lucas was our 2nd…

A Day in Old Sacramento

When guests are in town, I love to show my guests the gems that make up the Bay Area. My mom was visiting, and since she’s been here a number of times, we decided to do something a little different. We set out for Old Sacramento, to introduce her to a different California, a California…

Legoland on a Budget

I wanted to take a weekend trip for President’s Day, something cheap, something that would allow us to bond, but would not break the bank. It had been so long since we did a family trip that didn’t include visiting family or friends. So when I brought up the idea, the kids immediately began their…