Big Sur Day Trip

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just need to get away and reset? This week we all needed a reset so we decided to head down to the central coast for a day of sun and relaxation. Big Sur is about an hour from our house and it makes for a…

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The Kids First Hockey Game!

Last year we gained more of an interest in hockey. We live in the Bay Area and have a great hockey team, the San Jose Sharks! Christy and I went to our first game in the Fall, followed quickly by another. We decided to get the boys tickets for Christmas and, we were stoked to…

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Grant’s Grove

Trail Info GPS Coordinates 36.7467° N, 118.9729° W Paved road to paved parking lot. Good for large vehicles such as RV/Bus. Trail Type Loop Distance & Terrain .5 miles, 29 ft elevation gain Easy paved trail. There are large bathrooms near the parking lot. Tons of great info at the trial head. Great walk for…

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Monterey Bay Whale Watching

A couple of weeks ago we decided to beat the heat and head to the coast. Christy and the boys have been wanting to go whale watching. We wanted to wait until the kids were back in school, and a majority of tourists headed back home. I decided to surprise them and head out to…

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Big Basin Redwoods in the Winter

This park is near and dear to my heart. Every time I come here it feels like I’m coming home. You see, I grew up coming to this park. This was my families ‘go to’ place. We would drive up after school on Friday, set up camp and spend all weekend in the Redwoods. I…

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