Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

I’m a big fan of shopping at thrift stores. Some of my top reasons to shop at Goodwill and other thrift stores are: Saving money as we replace our book, game and toy collectionsReducing our carbon footprint Giving back to our community Finding books and games that are retired, out of print, or no longer … Continue reading Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

When we arrived back at Ken Patrick Visitor Center we ate a picnic lunch in the Jeep and then walked out to Drakes beach to see the bull elephant seals up close! The bulls were sunbathing in the afternoon and didn’t move much. Rangers were putting little orange flags a safe distance around them to … Continue reading Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Our 2nd stop on the shuttle bus ride was Elephant Seal overlook. Our trip to Point Reyes was coincidentally, perfectly timed for viewing adult male & female elephant seals with their pups. The short trail to the overlook was gravel and narrow. As always, the rangers were very friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We used binoculars … Continue reading Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

The Woodpecker Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After hiking the 1-mile Earthquake Trail we grabbed a brochure and headed to The Woodpecker Trail. This trail wasn't paved and wasn't as flat as Earthquake Trail, but it was still super kid-friendly. We ended up running from one numbered post to the next, stopping at each to read the first paragraph of the … Continue reading The Woodpecker Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Limantour Beach – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 After checking in at Bear Valley Visitor Center we headed straight for the nearest beach. The rangers we spoke with let us know about a high wind advisory and suggested we hit the beach as soon as possible. The beach was a short 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot. At first, it was … Continue reading Limantour Beach – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

Bear Valley Visitor Center – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

2/8/20 Our first stop on our weekend getaway to the coast was Bear Valley visitor's Center. It was conveniently located only 5 minutes from the campground we stayed at. I hadn't done much activity planning before we left home and the staff at National Park Visitor Centers have always been exceptionally helpful when we inquire … Continue reading Bear Valley Visitor Center – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

We decided to take a mini vacation to test out the RV. We finally got it back from the shop in mid-January. E and I have been feeling pretty "blue" the past couple weeks and we thought that seeing the ocean might be a nice short-term remedy. We used to have a piece of artwork … Continue reading The Cure for Anything is Salt Water – Point Reyes National Seashore – California

100th Day of Homeschool 📝

Happy 100th Day of school everyone! We haven't celebrated this day in the past and we had a lot of fun! I did a Google search for 100th day of school celebration ideas and let each kiddo choose one favorite idea. We found so many fun ideas that we celebrated for 2 days. We just … Continue reading 100th Day of Homeschool 📝

Happy Lunar New Year 🧧

I was in the mood for a celebration, so we planned a fun Lunar New Year family party. We included books, movies, games and food inspired by China. We read these books: We watched this movie: Disney Nature Born in China available on Disney+ We watched these TV shows: Curious George: season 9 episode 5 … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year 🧧