Watkins Glen State Park and the Gorges Trail

We just got back from an absolutely wonderful trip to New York. Although there were numerous sights and activities to write about, one of the highlights of our trip was the visit to upstate New York, to the Finger Lakes region, where there are numerous parks and waterfalls to visit. We stayed in Ithaca forContinue reading “Watkins Glen State Park and the Gorges Trail”

San Diego Botanic Garden – Kids Free in October (2017)

Every year, San Diego hosts a kids go free month and this year, it’s during the month of October.  Many theme parks, museums and nature sites offer free entrance for kids.  We decided to make use of it by going to the San Diego Botanic Garden (in Encinitas), rather than Sea World or Legoland, whichContinue reading “San Diego Botanic Garden – Kids Free in October (2017)”

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – Carmel

If you ever take a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway and visit Monterey or Carmel, you must go hiking at Point Lobos.  We spent over six hours there (and although my daughter was only seven years old, it was so scenic, she didn’t whine about all the walking).  The scenery changes as youContinue reading “Point Lobos State Natural Reserve – Carmel”

Yosemite in the Spring

I know it’s fall but I’m playing catchup with all my travels and activities for posting. I think I enjoyed my drive from Mariposa into the park as much as I enjoyed being in the park.  Being springtime, the river was running, the flowers were in bloom, and the greens were lush.  If you don’tContinue reading “Yosemite in the Spring”

Seattle and the Cascades

Seattle in July was just perfect because the weather was mild and it did not rain on us!  It’s quite a popular destination, with downtown restaurants packed in the evenings (that is, if they’re any good), and Pike Place packed most days. On day one, we wandered around Pike Place, and I almost got takenContinue reading “Seattle and the Cascades”