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Saturday!!, Saturday!!, Saturday!!! Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Returns for more Engine-roaring thrills and car crushing Monster Truck action here in Anaheim, CA. Monster Jam rolls into town with huge tires, loud monstrous sounds and drivers full of heart and passion. On Saturday Jan 28th and Feb 11th, the largest, baddest trucks in the circuit come to Anaheim Stadium to race and rumble, crushing cars and racing for victory. Monster Jam - Anaheim Stadium Jan 28th and Feb 11th Connecting with the drivers before the show is a great experience for the entire family.  The public is encouraged to buy tickets to the Pre Pit Party to get up and close to the vehicles.   This year’s lineup will be: Grave Digger, who is celebrating their 30th Anniversary of car crushing. World Finals champions Maximum Destruction, El Toro Loco (Crazy Bull), Monster Mutt and Bounty Hunter. New Monster Jam trucks will be showcased for the 2012: Son UVA Digger, (driven by Ryan Anderson, so

Whale Watching Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach

The Whale The whale is swimming out to sea, Out to sea, out to sea, The whale is swimming out to sea Early in the morning. The whale is diving far below, Far below, far below, The whale is diving far below, Early in the morning. The whale is coming up for air, Up for air, up for air, The whale is coming up for air, Early in the morning.  Unknown Author    Ocean waves Ocean breeze Ocean air Ocean life Where have you been all my life? The Whale The whale is swimming out to sea, Out to sea, out to sea, The whale is swimming out to sea Early in the morning. The whale is diving far below, Far below, far below, The whale is diving far below, Early in the morning. The whale is coming up for air, Up for air, up for air, The whale is coming up for air, Early in the morning. Whale Sailing Helen H. Moore Would you go for a sail On the back of a whale? Would you sail through the ocean, so blue? There&

California Whale Watching January 2012

"The endangered Fin Whale was spotted in large numbers off the coast of Long Beach near Aquarium of the Pacific. " Source: Media letter from Aquarium of the Pacific We went whale watching and it was great to see the kids get so excited about these beautiful animal. We made a whole day out of visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach. We set sail early morning and headed out to find out what was in the ocean. I told my kids that we were going to meet a few whales. We would be scientists for one day. Once we were out on the boat everyone forgot to ask questions. We were just amazed at how beautiful it was sitting in a boat along side whales. The day we went we saw Fin Whales and seals about every 10 minutes. It was great to share the field trip as a family. We did not see Orcas on the day we went. But a few days later others found them in Long Beach. We are sharing that video to give you a glimpse into how fun whale watching can be for everyon

This month in Southern California...

This month is already filled with lots of fun field trips.  We have walked the streets of downtown Los Angeles, toured China Town, and learned how to take the bus in a busy city.  We were given the opportunity to ride on a boat to go whale watching thanks to the wonderful people at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.  In the next few days, we are going to art museums and a few other events.  As I write, I am finding myself pressed for time and I want to leave you with these images of what we have done so far.  More posts with fun and exciting adventures are on their way for 2012.  Keep checking for the latest events and tell all of your friends to look at my blog for trip ideas and fun.  Remember...I couldn't have shown my kids half of these exciting trips without the "Fun Places" book.  To order your copy today, view my blog history for details on this incredible book. Children learn through the sights, sounds, smells and physical things they can touch; why wou

Chinese New Year Celebration Jan 28 Los Angeles

Get there early and enjoy the fun parade. There will be lots of walking, wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Happy Chinese New Year and good luck for 2012. Source: Saturday, January 28, 2012 and Sunday, January 29, 2012 113th Golden Dragon Parade : Sat, Jan 28th 1pm-4pm (commencing at Hill and Ord Streets and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez). Grand Marshals are Disney's Mulan and Mushu and international bestselling author Lisa See. Honorary Grand Marshals include David Lee, Collin Lai and James B. Wong. For Parade information, contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at (213) 617-0396 . Chinese New Year Festival Central Plaza & West Plaza 943-951 N. Broadway Saturday, Jan 28: 12pm-8pm Sunday, Jan 29: 12pm-5pm (213) 680-0243 FREE to the public ******************************************************************** Celebrate the weekend's festivities with us by taking METROLINK! METROLINK is offering a $10 spe

Free Museums Days Jan. 28-29th, 2012 MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL Free Admission Days January 28th and 29th, 2012 In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern California, the Museum Marketing Roundtable announces the seventh annual ‘Museums Free-For-All’ Saturday-Sunday, January 28th and 29th, 2012. The museums—presenting art, cultural heritage, natural history, and science—will open their doors wide and invite visitors free of charge.* Make a note that some museum require early registration. See below for the links to those museums. Download PDF - Press Release: Los Angeles Museums Band Together for MUSEUMS FREE-FOR-ALL (55 KB) Participating Museums: The Annenberg Space for Photography - Both Days The Autry National Center - Both Days California African American Museum - Both Days California Science Center - Both Days Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles - Both Days Fowler Museum at UCLA - Both Days T

Internet Goes on Strike

American Censorship On Wednesday Jan. 18th thousands of sites will go dark to protest SOPA & PIPA , two US bills racing through Congress that threaten prosperity , online security , and freedom of expression . Sorry I am unable to tell you about the most recent field trips that are happening now. Please write to congress and tell them you are not okay with what is happening. Please get involved and help us continue our freedom of speech. Best regards, Field Trip Mom

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Have you heard of this great event that is coming up on January 29th, 2012 at Annenberg Community Beach House?  This is what the Zimmer Children's Museum has to say about the event: "On January 29, 2012, the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica, with its phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean serving as a backdrop, will be the site of the Zimmer Children’s Museum's newly revamped Zimmerpalooza. A celebration of the arts presented in a festival format, Zimmerpalooza 2012 will be visual, musical, and sensory experience not to be missed! Filled with tons of family fun arts & crafts, delicious food, and live musical performances, it will truly be an event to remember. Join us and make history as we work alongside award-winning Gary Palmer on a fabulous creation that will become part of a permanent art installation at the Zimmer Children’s Museum. An amazing team of experts have been assembled to help our younger (and young at heart!) guests