kristined's Passport


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About Me & My Family

I'm the mother of a two high energy kids who were born ready for adventure. My oldest is a gifted athlete and my youngest is a charmer with special needs.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, rowdy, disorganized, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Washington DC
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
The Big Island, HI
A Place We'd Love To Visit
The Cook Islands, Australia, Jordan, Alaska, Israel ---oh, did you say PLACE as in singular? HA!!!
Favorite Vacation Memory
Riding a water bike on a Hawaiian lagoon with one of my kids on each pontoon!
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Flying with my three month old baby just weeks after September 11 -- what a nerve wracking and tense experience that was!!
Websites I Like:

Mother's Day Fun Around San Francisco (2012)

Fun ways to make mom feel special on her day

2200 Broadway Street
Redwood City, California

Sat., May 12, 11AM-1PM: Bay Area favorite Andy Z and the Andyland Band perform. Make crafts for your mom, and bounce and jump around in the Inflatable Playland!

207 Ghirardelli Square,
900 North Point San Francisco, California

Sun., May 13, 11AM: Treat mom to an Afternoon Tea party! The Tea will include a glass of bubbly, tea sandwiches and savories, special scones, pretty sweets and treats, a fancy party gift for each mum, door prizes and some light entertainment. Price: $48.00 per person, $20.00 per child 12 and under, includes a craft project to using during tea time! Seatings: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm; and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm


1 Zoo Road
Sloat Boulevard at Forty-fifth Avenue San Francisco, California

Mother's Day Breakfast at the Zoo, Sun, May 13 - 9AM- 11AM Take mom on an exclusive outing, complete with a yummy breakfast, zoo tours and of course, the animals! Feast on a delicious breakfast buffet, while listening to some of the Zoo’s most amazing animal mothers’ stories. Then go on an exciting docent-led tour to the Zoo’s “Mom Exhibits” to see animal mama and their young. Breakfast Menu: Wild mushroom, spinach and gruyere quiche Crème Brulee French toast Maple sausage Country potatoes with peppers and onions Fresh fruit Coffee, juice, water and mimosas for adults available Prices: $50 for Zoo Member Adults $25 for Zoo Member children under 14 years $60 for Non-Member (includes admission) $30 for Non-Member Child (includes admission) This includes admission, but not $10 for parking.

2394 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda, California

May 13, 12:30 pm – 3:45 pm: Take mom out for a champagne brunch family photos, dancing and spectacular views! A DJ will provide all of the dining and dancing music aboard the luxury yacht. Plenty of free parking is provided at the home port in Alameda.

4900 Highway 1
Stinson Beach, California

Mother’s Day Barbecue: May 13, 11AM-3PM: Treat mom to a delicious brunch in a beautiful natural wildlife preserve that is usually closed to the public. Hike to the heron nest site at the Martin Griffin Preserve, and participate in a guided nature walks for adults and children. The brunch menu will include lemon rosemary barbecued chicken or vegetarian quiche, green salad, home-style beans, local breads, coffee and tea, and ice cream. Wine, beer, and soft drinks are available.

145 1st Street
Los Altos, California

Take Mom to a Mother's Day meal where she can pass the kids off to a sitter just off the dining area. Bumble is a family-friendly cafe and play place. Enjoy dining on breakfast, lunch and dinner selections, including sandwiches, eggs, waffles, pastries, wine and beer while kids have fun in the supervised sun-filled playroom. Memberships are available.


50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, California

Is your mom a fashionista? Take her to see a retrospective of French designer Jean Paul Gaultier’s fashions.


1552 Bancroft Road
Walnut Creek, California

Sunday, May 13: 10am - 3pm: There will be free admission for all Mothers, great garden gifts, family photos from 10am - 1pm, fun and educational kids activities, and Docent-led tours.