LiLing Pang's Passport


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27 June 2008

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San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States

About Me & My Family
I'm a mother
3 Kids 5-13 years old boys and girls

When we travel, good food and adventure always abound. Our family loves to push the limit of what we can do with children. Our mantra has always been - have kids, will travel. However, this doesn't mean I'm unlike most frantic moms before a trip. Wanting adventure and being a control freak can sometimes be a lethal combination.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, independent, spontaneous
We Just Got Back From
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Hawaii, Montana, Lake Tahoe
A Place We'd Love To Visit
New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Eastern Europe, Italy
Favorite Vacation Memory
Climbing Machu Picchu with a 4 month old infant in a slight and having all the locals stop us to ask what happened to his feet which were all bundled up. They just couldn't believe it wouldn't be bow legged.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Getting to the airport on our way to Scotland with my 15 month old and discovering that my husband's passport had expired. Instead of rebooking all of our flights, we decided that I would do the first leg of our journey on my own with baby. Unfortunately, we had not packed for me to be flying by myself. I could bearly walk to the runway with all my bags and a 15 month old who would get distracted by everything along the way. He then proceeded to sleep only 1 hour of the entire 11 hour journey (red-eye). It was pretty miserable.
Websites I Like:

Train Attractions to Visit with Kids in California

From Thomas the train to old narrow gauge railways.  California has many places kids and adults who love trains will be in heaven. Here's a list.  Send me a message if I missed anything that should be added.


100 E. Laurel Street
Fort Bragg, California



300 E Miner Street
Yreka, California

Scenic views of the Shasta Cascades


20264 Broadway
Sonoma, California



630 Summerfield Rd
Santa Rosa, California

Another park that has a miniature train that's fun for young kids to ride.

reviewed on: July 31 2009

"A little of everything"
Our day at Howarth Park Playground was lots of fun for our 3 and 6 year olds.  It is a large playground with a wide variety of activities that kids will love.  In particular, our kids love the splash pad.  Nothing particularly special here, but water is always delightful to kids.  They also really loved the dinosaur dig area.  The best thing about Howarth Park is that there are so many different sections to the playground that a kid who love imaginary play, climbing, sand and water play will find something to bring excited squeals.  Santa Rosa can be really hot in the summer, but this playground has lots of tall trees that provide a good amount of shade as well as several water play options.

You could send the whole day at Howarth Park Playground.  There are BBQ areas and lots of picnic benches.  But if you come during the weekend, you can also treat the kids to a carousel ride, pony ride or train ride.  Even older kids will not be bored here.

My only complaint is that the sand was pretty grimy and some of the fountains in the water play area weren't working very well.  Bathroom was clean and easily accessible from the playground.  Parking was fine on Friday.  Not sure what it is like on the weekend.


111 I Street
Sacramento, California


341 Industrial Way
Woodland, California

A full size scenic train ride that departs from the wonderful California State Railroad Museum that is a must see for any train lover. During the holidays, the jump on board the Polar Express.


1275 McKinstry Street
Napa, California

A nice trip for mom and dad and teens (minus the wine)


Tilden Park
Berkeley, California

Has a miniature train that runs for a couple of miles through the trees for just a small fee. Great for the littlest train enthusiast.


56001 Hwy 41
Oakhurst, California

5 Kidder Court
Nevada City, California


U.S. Hwy 6
3 mi north of U.S. 395, Bishop, California



5355 Graham Hill Road
Felton, California

A scenic ride through the lovely Santa Cruz mountains down all the way down the beach town of Santa Cruz.


1649 El Prado
San Diego, California


300 North Los Carneros Road
Goleta, California