kiuchi's Passport


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18 March 2009

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About Me & My Family

We heart 94501.
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, quiet, relaxed, predictable, simple, independent, easy_going
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Indian Springs
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A Place We'd Love To Visit
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Polihale at dusk

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63 Reviews

March 19 2009
1 family found this helpful
Lindsay Wildlife Experience  | kids travel, kids activities
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 First Ave,
Walnut Creek,
California 94597
"Fun afternoon"
Sometimes rainy days get us to drive the 30 minutes or so to Walnut Creek for a change of scenery. One of the best destinations out that way is the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. I have been  hesitant to go there for a while because an indoor "zoo" never sounded very fun and actually seemed a bit depressing. I was completely wrong. LWM is a really fun way to spend a couple of hours with your kiddos. Our favorite exhibit was the large bird room where you can see owls, hawks and even a huge bald eagle. There are all sorts of cool critters to check out and even pet. Go to it!
March 18 2009
1 family found this helpful
Lake Merritt and Children’s Fairyland | kids travel, kids activities
Lake Merritt and Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue,
California 94610
"Quirky and a little dangerous"
A number of years ago someone told me that Perry Farrell from Jane's Addiction used to bring his kids from LA to visit Fairyland. Makes a lot of sense when trying to describe this place. It dated but extremely quirky in a good way. It's got some concrete play structures that were definitely made before there were codes and rules and such on how to build play structures (aka kinda dangerous and cool looking). Not so sure the kiddo appreciates this place in the way I do thus my 3 star rating. Still worth rotating into toddler weekends. Warning to curious adults - you HAVE to bring a child with you to get in. This prevented child-less me from going years back.
March 18 2009
1 family found this helpful
Habitot Children's Museum | kids travel, kids activities
Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge Street,
California 94704
"Fun for kids, not so much for adults"
Habitot is like a cool basement for toddlers. It's somewhat dark but full of cool things - water tables, tumbling area, dress-up, etc. Compared though to Studio Grow and Bay Area Discovery Museum it feels like, well, a basement. Still a good place to bring a toddler on a rainy or cold day since you can sit in one place for quite a while as your child runs around but not one I would get a membership at. One cool thing they have there is a free toy lending library for members. Now THAT'S a good idea.
March 18 2009
0 families found this helpful
Seattle Aquarium | kids travel, kids activities
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way,
Washington 98101
"Seattle Aquarium"
Perfect rainy day in Seattle: 1) Vivace Espresso stand on Broadway. 2) Bring the family to the Aquarium - great renovation since the time I was a kid. Not as big as Monterey but in a way nicer - not quite the towering concrete monstrosity that is Monterey. Also not nearly as crowded. This was our son's first experience at an aquarium. He was only four months old but seemed to really enjoy it. A world of wonder. 3) Ivar's fish and chips and chowder for lunch. 4) Get home in time for naps. 5) Vivace espresso...
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March 18 2009
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Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farms | kids travel, kids activities
Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farms
1750 Heather Dr,
Walnut Creek,
California 94598
"Our "country club" "
For a few bucks a head and a tad of imagination you get access to what feels like a private pool on an off day. Meaning - great lawn area, uncrowded adult and kiddie pool and the hot Walnut Creek sunshine. My wife and I have gone here since our childless days and couldn't wait to bring our little guy there last summer. His opinion-squeals of delight. This summer will be even more fun now that he can walk. Oooh, bring on the sun.