Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

This post includes two trips to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, California. On the first trip, I took the kiddos and my mom (01/08/19). On the second trip, E and I took the kiddos (01/05/20). The self-guided tour is free and runs every 15 minutes or so. It's definitely more fun to go during … Continue reading Jelly Belly Factory Tour – Fairfield, California

Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Year’s Eve! 🎉

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 🦆 – Gridley, California

Gray Lodge Wildlife Area hosts the Snow Goose Festival each year. Migrating waterfowl of various kinds like to use the area for a pit stop during their journey. The preserve has a driving tour and several walking paths in its 9,100 acres. We enjoyed a 2-mile loop hike with some friends (Returning to Paradise) today. … Continue reading Gray Lodge Wildlife Area 🦆 – Gridley, California

RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

We officially moved into our 35-ft Winnebago on December 14, 2018.  After the Camp Fire, we decided that living in a tiny house on wheels and traveling around to see the Western USA would be the best thing for our family of five.  Like thousands of other families in Paradise, California, we'd lost our house … Continue reading RV Living Quarterly Report (December 2019)

Brock’s Ice Cream – Yuba City, California

As an "after-successful-dentist-appointment" treat we got ice cream at Brock's. Never mind that it is 45°F and raining. Never mind that ice cream is in direct opposition to good health and good dental hygiene. The ice cream here is made from scratch, on-site, and it's super delicious! They have great flavor choices with lots of … Continue reading Brock’s Ice Cream – Yuba City, California

Hillside Poms – Corning, California

If you've been following us for a while, you might have noticed that we like to visit farms! While I like to plan a wide variety of field trips covering a broad range of topics, we really like to visit farms a lot! Our most recent trip was to Hillside Poms in Corning, California. During … Continue reading Hillside Poms – Corning, California

Apple 🍎 Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

My sister came to visit this past weekend and we decided to take a day trip to Apple Hill today. My favorite stop was Boa Vista Orchards. If you are ever in the area I highly recommend stopping by to try the apple cider sugar donuts! I hope you enjoy the photos of our excursion. … Continue reading Apple 🍎 Hill – Boa Vista Orchards – Placerville, California

Second Trip to Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California

We had some leftover tickets for Bishop's Pumpkin Farm and E and I were craving their BBQ tri-tip sandwich. We took a second trip there with my parents on Monday afternoon.  There was so much to do at Bishop's Pumpkin Farm, we didn't do everything on our first visit or our second visit.  If you … Continue reading Second Trip to Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California

Monday Mention: Returning to Paradise

My good friend and fellow Camp Fire Survivor, L.R. Just launched her blog today! Returning to Paradise I highly recommend checking it out! She is a Christian homeschooling mama with millions of fabulous ideas. She and her husband are planning on rebuilding their home in Paradise.

Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California

If you're following us, you can see that this is our 2nd trip to a pumpkin patch this year.  What can I say?  Although we are not fans of celebrating Halloween, we are huge pumpkin fans and big fans of all farms in general.  If you missed our recent post, you can check out our … Continue reading Bishop’s Pumpkin 🎃 Farm – Wheatland, California