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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
Puerto Rico
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.
Websites I Like:
www.atlasquest.com

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783 Reviews


January 16 2017
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Yokuts Park | kids travel, kids activities
Yokuts Park
Empire Drive,
Bakersfield,
California 93309
"Road trip stop"
We stopped here on a road trip to California and it was a great place to get some wiggles out and use the restroom. The bathroom is clean the play structures are large and new and there is a view of the river behind the park.

Families who want to go on a bike ride would find this a great place to start with access to a large biking walking running path. There are large fields for soccer and large trees for shade
 
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January 13 2017
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Todd Beamer Park | kids travel, kids activities
Todd Beamer Park
9797 North Maple Avenue,
Fresno,
California 93720
"Park with splash pad "
This is a great park with options for lots of ages. Playstructures, a skate park, enclosed dog park, and splash pad. Good restrooms and even a shower. Large shade structures are great in the summer.
 
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January 13 2017
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Selma Layne Park | kids travel, kids activities
Selma Layne Park
2065 Shepherd Avenue,
Clovis,
California 93619
"Good choice"
A good park with playstructes, shade, restrooms, and a big grassy field. Some of the slides are closed and broken and the sand is compacted. Hopefully it will be refurbished soon cause it's a solid great park used by many in the community.
 
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January 06 2017
1 family found this helpful
Fells Point | kids travel, kids activities
Fells Point
Thames Street,
Baltimore,
Maryland 21231
"Walk to explore"
We wanted to explore this unique section of the Inner Harbor of Baltimore because it was steeped in history. As soon as my SIL told me it had 200 year old cobblestones and 100 year old pubs- I thought- cool!

We walked through the town, over the beautiful cobblestones, and past pubs, markets, and shops. We found fun places to take pictures like the stone couch and the car made out of beer taps. We visited an old record shop, a comic book store, and looked at the sausages for sale in the central market.

There isn't anything in particular to do here- but for the reason of walking, having fun together, taking pictures, and being FREE- visiting Fells Point was the highlight of our day. Oh- and there's ice cream shops and gelato shops too! That always makes it sweet!
 
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January 06 2017
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Historic Ships in Baltimore | kids travel, kids activities
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Pier 1,
Inner Harbor,
Baltimore,
Maryland
"Board early enough!"
We got to the USS Constellation a bit late in the day - 4pm so we didn't realize that we could only tour one ship. The last boarding for all ships was at 4:30. I guess it helped us decide how many ship tours to purchase!

The USS Constellation was great for our large family to tour. Everyone spread out, climbed the decks, swung on the hammocks, read posts about the ship, and explored the hold.

On the top deck, the guides gave a demonstration of the firing of the cannon. It was an empty cannon but full of live ammunition. The loud pop and gun smoke was impressive for us all!

Although the hammocks were great fun for all the kids, there were not many other hands-on activities to engage them, and they went the way of kids- just playing instead of really learning. Oh well, the exposure and fun hopefully counted.

There were self-guided listening devices with numbers to select to listen to stories and info for the area you were looking at. I tried the kids stories and although they were good- they seemed to last way too long. I was ready to walk on long before the conversation was done- maybe about 4 minutes long or so? Take the complimentary listening guides- maybe they will still be helpful.
 
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