Family Adventure – San Francisco Zoo

This past weekend we were able to take a trip up to the city to the San Francisco Zoo and although it wasn’t the best weather it turned out to be a pretty nice way to spend the day..

Since you never really know how the weather is going to go in SF ? I highly suggest to put some layers on so that way if it does get warmer you can always de layer if need be. Once we got inside the Zoo it started to warm up and we didn’t have to wear our jackets anymore till the end of our adventure.

We got their about 1:30pm and the parking lot was full so we parked on the street next to the Zoo which had available parking at no cost *which was nice*.

The park is located right next to the beach and you can even walk across the street and have some snacks or lunch their before you head into the park. Unfortunately the weather was pretty windy and I’m not one for cold wind so we decided to side track that idea and go straight into the Zoo.

We first headed to see the Hippo’s habitat and luckily they were up  taking baths.

Hippo taking a bath

The Hippo was up and very active.

Hippo copy

 Next it was time to play with the Hippo sculptures.

Akayla having a moment with the Hippo

The little kids were Loving using the Hippo as a slide.

Akayla lauging with the Hippos copy

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Family Adventure – Villa Montalvo in Saratoga Ca

We were on our way to the Blossom Festival in Saratoga on Saturday and for some reason it was no where to be found ? So we ended up taking the scenic route and we came across The Villa Montalvo luckily. I remembered seeing it online when I was researching gardens in the Bay Area to take the kids to. So we decided to take a detour and take some greenery in at this beautiful place in the Saratoga hills.

VillaAkayla and Dad in the Grass

I’ll race you to the top Dad.Akayla Racing DadAllmost there !

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Spring Time ” Keep on Growing” Events

I wanted to share some really great spring time events that are taking place here in the Bay Area in April. The lovely Spring Time – specifically in San Jose.

I’ve started a “Keep on Growing” series here on my blog so I can keep a journal of my gardening experiences especially what has worked for me and what has not. Also some “What was I thinking?” aftermaths *lol* with some laughter along the way. I believe sharing is caring and learning how to grow my own food is definitely a passion of mine that I started to sow in the Spring of 2012.

This is my 2nd year container gardening on my patio and I am now getting ready to plan out what I want to grow this year and gather as much information as possible so that  I can achieve those goals this year. Here are some events that are taking place in April that will give you that boost of Energy and Enspiration that will get you growing in no time at all.

19th Annual Spring Garden Flyer

The 19th Annual Spring Garden Market

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

History San Jose, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose

Admission: Free / City Parking $6

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Family Adventure at The Children’s Creativity Museum

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If you have llittle one’s that like to create using all kinds of mediums this is the place for you to have a great family adventure with hands on activities for everyone to enjoy. I found this museum through sfkids.org a great resourceful site for kid friendly places and activities in San Francisco. So when I showed our 8 year old and our 1 1/2 year old where we were going on our next family adventure they were thrilled ! the Children’s Creativity Museum integrates creative technology with hands on innovation, design, art and music activities to get your kids thinking. We are a pretty Tech friendly family and we use our devices as creative learning resources with the kids so we were all pretty excited to head out to the Children’s Creativity Museum on Sunday and see what the museum had in store for us. Trust me you won’t be disappointed one bit ! Guaranteed.

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Pedal Fest 2012 Oakland

My Family and I got invited by our friend Will to go to Pedalfest in Oakland this year and at the last minute we decide to make our way out to explore what it was all about. Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun! We decided to take our son who is very much into skateboarding, biking and strolling around on his razor scooter. So we weren’t too surprised that this was by far  one of his most favorite festivals that he’s been to in the Bay Area. He gave it a five star rating so coming from a 9 year old I know this is a definite favorite destination for the kiddos.

Our first stop was at the Whiskeydrome which had a 30 foot bowl like shaped drome you could ride around in. Way cool and scary at the same time but these guys knew what they were doing and it was like chewing gum and walking at the same time for them.

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