Zoos are one of those places where everyone in the family can have fun. Not only is seeing rare and exotic animals cool, but it’s an educational experience. No wonder they are commonly on the ‘must see’ list for anyone visiting a city with a great zoo.
Paso Robles, California has an interesting approach to zoos that you might find interesting. Not only does the city have its zoo it also works on bringing the zoo to you!
Are you looking to explore some of the scenic and historic Pacific Coast just north of San Francisco? From the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, head up the Shoreline Highway (California Route 1) through Stinson Beach. There are points where you would swear you had your toes in the water, the road really is “shoreline”. Take advantage of the pull offs that invite some out of car photography. You want to slow down and savor this drive. This is the San Andreas Fault zone, and the Olema Valley Trail parallels the road to your left. Pass Five Brooks and continue on to Olema. Olema is small and picturesque, with several shops, a couple of restaurants, a lodge, and some bed and breakfasts.
Beads and costumes and music…oh my! Mardi Gras time has to be one of the most fun times of the whole year. Although Mardi Gras itself in New Orleans may not be the ideal place for young children and families, the celebration in Lake Charles, Louisiana is fit for all to attend! Are you interested in experiencing Mardi Gras the Lake Charles way? Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras experience happening in late February.
Behind every outing is a chance for learning. When my sister graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, I was thrilled to be able to take my boys along to celebrate. Nothing encourages education like achievement, and my sister had accomplished something great. My children sat through name after name being called at the graduation ceremony to hear her name and celebrate afterwards.
Although a college graduation was the primary purpose of our trip, it became evident that with such history and culture in Savannah that we had to take our trip to an educational level ourselves. I honestly believe the best form of learning for my boys is learning on the go. They are always intrigued by history, ecology and exploring this planet, so this is what we set off to do.