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About Me & My Family

I'm a mostly SAHM who works 2 hours a day at my daughter's school & is the PTO President & Girl Scout Treasurer. We LOVE to travel! We've gone from freebies & cheap adventures, all the way to the most decadent...whatever we can afford at the time! We love to visit historical sites wherever we go & we use travel opportunities to teach our daughter about local history & culture. Our latest obsession is old school road tripping. We treasure the family bonding & wacky adventures that only this type of travel can provide!
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, pampered, structured, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, scheduled
We Just Got Back From
West Coast Road Trip - CA, OR, WA, Canada
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Maui & Italy
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Greece, Russia, Prague
Favorite Vacation Memory
My daughter's 8th birthday...we spent a Girl's Only Weekend at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. This was the first year she agreed to go on the thrill rides & we ended up going on Tower of Terror, California Screamin' & Space Mountain over & over again. She screamed herself hoarse but had the biggest smile I'd ever seen.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
My then 8-month old daughter had a MAJOR diaper blowout on a road trip between Madison, WI & Chicago, IL. It was THE mother of all blowouts! Thank goodness for the kindhearted employees at the truck stop who allowed us to use the showers & provided us with free soap & towels!
Websites I Like:
Roadside America www.roadsideamerica.com Geocaching www.geocaching.com/guide/default.aspx Ashley & Brian's Hiking Blog abhiking.blogspot.com Il Borro Resort - Tuscany ilborro.com/eng Grand Wailea Maui www.grandwailea.com Disneyland disneyland.disney.go.com City of Temecula www.cityoftemecula.org/temecula/Visitors Temecula Wine Country www.temeculawines.org

Winter Activities Near Temecula, CA

Pull on your mittens, pour yourself a hot chocolate & come enjoy some of these great winter activities with the kiddos!

Old Town Front Street
Temecula, California

Old Town Temecula becomes a winter fantasy as Santa arrives by horse-drawn carriage and sets-up his workshop along Main Street on November 29th. Witness the beauty of more than 20,000 twinkling and the magic of the holiday season. Weekends include carolers, entertainment and activities for kids.


3696 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, California

This one is a bit out of he way (about 45 minutes from Temecula) but WELL worth the visit! Runs from November 29, 2013-January 4, 2014.

Murrieta Town Square Park
41717 Juniper Street Murrieta, California

November 30, 2013 - 4:00 - 8:00 pm


Old Town Front Street
In front of the Civic Center Temecula, California

reviewed on: January 06 2012

"Fun holiday event"
What's more fun that ice skating in 80-degree weather? It's the best of both worlds! Ice skating in Temecula is an annual seasonal event that runs from mid-December through the first week of January. The cost is $10 per hour of skating plus $2.50 skate rental. The ice is manufactured, but it's just as cold & wet if you fall on it! The rink can get crowded, so the best time to visit is mid-day during the week. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a skater 16 or older. The employees are very nice & willing to help you learn to skate. Bring a change of clothes if you plan on staying in Old Town afterwards. The heat makes the ice melt fast, so when you fall, you usually end up in a substantial puddle!

Temecula Duck Pond
28250 Ynez Rd Temecula, California

December 5, 2013, 7:00pm - Join us for a City of Temecula time honored tradition and kick off the holiday season at the 16th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This is a wonderful evening of Christmas caroling by the Temecula Valley Children’s Chorus, a countdown to the Christmas tree lighting, holiday treats and a visit from Santa. A fun night for the whole family!

Old Town Front Street
Temecula, California

December 6, 2013, 7:00pm, Old Town Front Street between Del Rio Road & First Street.

Temecula Civic Center
41000 Main St Temecula, California

December 11-21, 2013 - take a bus ride to see some of the most amazine home light displays in Temecula.


42081 Main Street
Temecula, California

Winter Wonderland - December 13, 2013 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Have fun and make memories as you play in the snow, eat s’mores and shop at Pennypickles Workshop. Pennypickle’s Gift Shop will give one free Temecula Children’s Museum child’s admission pass for each toy purchased at $10 or more in the gift shop and donated to the Spark of Love Toy Drive.

reviewed on: October 23 2010

"Cheap & fun for younger ones"
We have been going here for years as a rainy day activity. The entry is reasonable at $4.50 per person. It's of those things that the kids like to do over & over, where the adults can tire of it quickly.

The museum is old, but still cute. There are lots of hands-on activities for the kids & seasonal activities like Winter Wonderland (snow in the parking lot) & Haunted Museum.  On the weekends, there are demonstrations & crafts.

The hours are a bit strange. They are closed on Mondays & there are 2-hour blocks of time that you can go on the other days with 30-minute blocks in between when they are closed. Be sure & check the website for specific hours.


Community Recreation Center (CRC)
30875 Rancho Vista Road Temecula, California

Saturday, December 14, 2013. Breakfast begins every hour from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. $7.00 per person. Reservations required. Register online at http://www.cityoftemecula.org/Temecula/Residents/onlineregistration.htm.

reviewed on: October 24 2010

"Awesome family tradition!"
We've been going to Breakfast With Santa for 5 years now. It's a full blown event & beats standing in line at the mall to pay $25 fo a picture of your kid on Santa's lap!

For a mere $7 per person, you get a 45-minute event filled with singing, crafts, food & a special visit with Santa & Mrs. Clause!

I admit, the breakfast is't prime. You get scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, Sunny D & coffee. It works, though. Get your coffee AS SOON AS YOU ARE SEATED - long lines accumulate here!

The event starts off with every child receiving a nicely stocked goody bag with Chistmas coloring books, crayons, stickers & a cute elf hat or reindeer ears. Once you are seated, servers will bring your food to you. An emcee gets everyone going by calling the kids on stage to sing a couple of Christmas songs. Midway through the event, Santa makes his grand entrance. He is a GREAT Santa, too.

Each table is taken up individually & each child is allowed to spend quality time with Santa. They sit on his lap & are given the time & attention required to request their presents. Bring you own camera! The helpers will take as many photos of your family with Santa as you desire. Your child leaves with a candy cane.

After breakfast, you go to another room to decorate sugar cookies with frosting & candies.

This is been a memorable experience that we look forward to every year! Tickets start selling online in September, so book early - they do sell out & walkins are not accepted! Be sure to wear holiday attire!

Temecula Civic Center
41000 Main Street Temecula, California

Enjoy an East Coast Countdown at 9:00 pm for the little ones, and a West Coast countdown at midnight. Music, food vendors & fun!