mcfam's Passport


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27 May 2010

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About Me & My Family

My husband and I have 4 kids... 3 boys and then our girl. We homeschool them all and travel when possible. We just started letterboxing and are finding ourselves a little obsessed with it.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, structured, relaxed, simple, independent, spontaneous, easy_going
We Just Got Back From
Point Magu State Beach
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Camping in Kings Canyon or Yosemite
A Place We'd Love To Visit
The Redwoods in Northern California
Favorite Vacation Memory
Walking the meadows of Yosemite with my family. The quiet, the sparkling water, the rustling grasses, and a dip in the river made for an amazing day.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Anytime throw up is involved. Especially when one kid triggers another. And when we are in the car. And when they choose to use the box that is holding all their library books and toys.
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706 Reviews

April 19 2016
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Splash Cafe | kids travel, kids activities
Splash Cafe
197 Pomoroy,
Pismo Beach,
California 93449
"Best bread bowls!"
I had to find out why all my hometown (Fresno) people swear by Splash Cafe. It must be pretty good clam chowder in a bread bowl. And it truly was! Typical bread bowls cheat me out of a lot of soup because not enough bread is scooped out. I figure its a way for restaurants to make more money and serve less soup - grr. But not here! These bread bowls are cut open- enough to fit a soup bowl in! And they are TOASTED. Oh my yummy goodness! I was a lit bit turned off by the strong fishy smell when I walked in. Not quite used to that. And honestly the clam chowder smelled that way and I was a bit concerned. But it was actually delicious. Very creamy, good clam chunks, soft potatoes, and bacon. Delicious. I will be back!!!
April 19 2016
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Lil Hut | kids travel, kids activities
Lil Hut
1205 Embarcadero,
Morro Bay,
California 93442
"Good fish n chips- outside eating"
Like the name implies- this is a little hut outside of Harbor Hut that has counter service and outside picnic tables for eating.

The man behind the counter was incredibly gruff and not helpful- and the food took a long time to come- but overall it was a good place for our family to eat.

Why eat here with kids? Kids can run around outside! There is plenty to explore while waiting for your food. A public dock is nearby to walk down and look for seals and otters. The view of Morro Rock and the harbor is pretty enchanting.

One seating area was covered overhead with quite a few tables. Other tables were closer to the dock. Seagulls are an ever present nuisance- and hopefully people will actually follow the signs that say not to feed them. But they will keep coming for all the dropped food!

Order early- have a lot of patience- and enjoy walking around while waiting for your food. The fish n chips was pretty good! And look for the half-plate. I had PLENTY of food with a bit cheaper of a price- plus subbed in a salad instead of fries. Yummy and healthy.
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March 28 2016
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Animation Academy - Disney California Adventure | kids travel, kids activities
Animation Academy - Disney California Adventure
1313 S. Harbor Blvd,
California 92803
"Learn to draw Disney- perfect souvenir!"
We found this experience much more interesting than we imagined. The 15 minute session taught us how to draw a simple Disney character (Pooh bear this time!) with instruction from a animator. It was engaging and easy to follow along.

All my kids- ages 7 to 15 enjoyed it and had a picture of Pooh Bear as a souvenir. My 7 year old girl- the artistic one in our family- has drawn the image over and over again and come up with her own drawings based on it.

Definitely worth the 15 minute experience- plus it's cool inside, you get to sit and relax, and really enjoy. Find the queue inside the Art of Animation center. It's wonderful in there!
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March 11 2016
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Matterhorn Bobsleds - Disneyland | kids travel, kids activities
Matterhorn Bobsleds - Disneyland
1313 Harbor Blvd,
"More thrilling but still bumpy"
I've ridden this ride many times over my growing up years- but it is newly improved- and has become great again!

The Yeti is much more thrilling as the sounds and lights make you feel as if he is roaring all around you. Once you pass the actual monster- that thrill is mostly over- and the speed and fun of the track begins.

I found it much more bumpy as I'm now over 40 and feel things like that. My kids thought it was jerky as well tho. There is a splash of water at the end which I didn't like on a cool evening - but it was still totally fun.
March 11 2016
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Radiator Springs Racers - Disney California Adventure | kids travel, kids activities
Radiator Springs Racers - Disney California Adventure
1313 S. Disneyland Dr,
"Like driving in a movie"
It was as if we were Lightning McQueen driving next to Sally on the way to the falls in the movie. Like a dream- it was so fun! This ride is definitely worth the wait.

One tip- trust the ride operators when they break up your party and assign you cars and seats. We were in a big group of 10 and he sent 5 of us to car 6 and then the rest of us to car 1. I felt a bit disappointed to not be with my kids in car 6- but I trusted my gut and trusted the operator that it would be fine. Well- we ended up racing them at the end and it was so perfect! I got to see my kids next to me flying through the air in a red car- and we beat them!

This is one of the best rides in all of Disneyland and CA Adventure. Don't miss it!
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