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Showing posts from July, 2012

Absolutely Beautiful - Ritz Carlton

. I live in Southern California and many times I drive by the Ritz Carlton. Never had I stopped in to dine or just walk around. The other day I got a great opportunity to visit the Ritz Carlton. What I got to experience was a breath taking view of the ocean. This is the view from the restaurant 180Blu. The food was great too! On some days there is live music. If you are close by you should stop and take the view. THE RITZ-CARLTON, LAGUNA NIGUEL One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA

Galvin Physics Forest - Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace Children's Museum My favorite place of the week!!! It was loved by my kids, my husband and myself. We explored and discovered that science can be fun and playful. Make sure you take extra clothes and be ready to experience your childhood all over again.  Try it and let me know what you think? The Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest Now open at the Kidspace Children's Museum, is the newly designed Robert & Mary Galvin Physics Forest.  This new outdoor adventure combines the beauty of the outdoors with a woodsie feel and the ever impressive laws of physics, enabling kids to run, jump and pull their way through learning.  This newly developed site focuses all on physics where kids can learn the effects of balls bouncing off one another and the creation of energy. Equally, kids can wander over to place strings with magnets to a large metal pendulum where they have to work as a team to get the pendulum to swing without pulling their m

McDonald's Blueberry Oatmeal - New

 Being a parent of two very active kids, I sometimes don't have time to make breakfast. As a busy parent, I am always trying to find new ways to eat a great breakfast.  Okay, the truth is I get tired and I need a little help.  I go to McDonald's to grab a bite to eat.  Before you stop reading, you should know that we have been given a rare and very special tour of the McDonalds' Kitchen as well as the opportunity to interview an independent 3rd party nutritionist who has done extensive research on McDonalds'.  As with all food consumption, moderation is the key, regardless of whether you are eating at home, a 5 star restaurant or a "fast food' restaurant.  I am lovin' it!  The new McDonald's Blueberry Banana Oatmeal is a quick easy way to get good, healthy, quality food for a price that won't break the bank.  See the nutritional comparison below.  This data is just an estimate and with all things is hard to compare apples to apples as McDon

Shopping for a tent and fishing gear...

I look better with the hat on then without. I think I need to get one. Loved the big bag for all my camping and fishing stuff. (warning I am not Indiana Jones) Bass Pro Shops has great clothing with lots of style. I really loved a few of their pieces. I was inside the display case. The employees thought I was part of the display? Trying to blend in with the display! My son thought I was a little nuts. This is a tiny store. It only has three floors, a huge fish tank, boat sales section, food section, gun store, camping equipment, hunting gear and much much more. I had lots of fun exploring Pro Bass Shop in Ranch Cucamonga.  

Field Trip to the USS Iowa - #USSIowa

On July 7th, San Pedro Harbor opened its amazing new museum, the USS Iowa battleship. Teaching our children about the armed forces, experienced construction technics, history and live visual measurements, we ventured off to our latest field trip. Berth 87 is now the new permanent home for the retired USS Iowa battleship and is an amazing sight. If you have not taken a tour of a military ship, I suggest you head down to San Pedro for this amazing visual display of US history. We crossed the bridges of Terminal Island and the city had placed plenty of signs for easy navigation to the berth.   Directly off highway 47, we turned left into the parking lot and easily found a very large area ample for the crowds.   We parked and the boys were OOOOHHH’ing and AAAAHHHHH’ing at the massive size of this battleship.   From the street and parking lot, you get an excellent visual sense of the ship.   We walked up to the ticket line and waited for 10 minutes as the staff ran through 1

Dog Days of Summer at the Discovery Science Center

Field Trip Mom was given the rare opportunity to see first-hand the latest exhibit and show at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA. Now through Sunday, The Discovery Science Center is offering the dog days of summer show.   This exciting show introduces the crowds to the .   Kyra has appeared on The Tonight Show, Ellen, ET, Worldwide Fido Awards, Animal Planet's Pet Star, Showdog Moms & Dads, and Disney’s Underdog stage show at the El Capitan theater in Holly  Kyra Sundance Stunt Dog Showwood. Kyra and her dogs performed a command performance in Marrakech for the King of Morocco.   Kyra demonstrates her incredible training abilities and the intelligence of her Weimaraners, Chalcy and Jadie. The DSC has set stage outside bringing in bleachers and overhead shades and created the course for Kyra and her dogs.   The show is an incredible display of how Kyra teaches her dogs dynamic tricks bringing laugher and amazing feats. Kyra’s show will be running t