Family, Kids, Museums, parenting, Pets, Travel, Uncategorized

Science Gone to the Dogs

If you’re in So Cal and need a weekend activity and love dogs, head over to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to check out ‘Dogs! A Science Tail.’ This new featured exhibit opened this past Saturday, March 16, 2019 and will run through January 2020. With the boys gone over the weekend for… Continue reading Science Gone to the Dogs

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Hiking, Museums, national parks, outdoors, photography, Travel, Uncategorized

Petrified Forest National Park

It's probably difficult to imagine, but hundreds of millions of years ago, Arizona was a tropical rainforest, rich in greenery and trees.  Over time, the geology of the earth shifted and changed, eventually becoming the Arizona we know today. Over the course of that time, stream and river deposits formed the Chinle Formation in what… Continue reading Petrified Forest National Park

Hiking, Kids, Museums, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

White Sands National Monument

The official day 2 of our Southwest Spring Break 2K18 adventure was spent at White Sands National Monument and the surrounding areas of Alamogordo and Cloudcroft. Alamogordo is home to pistachio orchards and wineries, such as PistachioLand which boasts the 'world's largest pistachio.' We made a stop here on the way to the national monument… Continue reading White Sands National Monument

Camping, Hiking, outdoors, Travel, Uncategorized

Another fun hike… and easy camping

    About two weeks ago, a small brush fire at Eaton Canyon disrupted our usual Monday night hike up to Henninger Flats with our Boy Scout troop. Fortunately, our awesome L.A. County and Pasadena firefighters were quickly able to extinguish the wind-fueled fire before it got more than about an acre. The bad news… Continue reading Another fun hike… and easy camping

Family, Kids, Opinion, parenting, Pets, Uncategorized, writing

Sami’s hammies: another pet story

The tagline for this site is "Four kids, a dog, and a squeaker in the San Gabriel Valley." It goes without further explanation that the four kids are my four children, the dog is our Golden retriever, and we reside in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley. But what is the squeaker? The answer… Continue reading Sami’s hammies: another pet story