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Kids eat Free deals for this summer.

Kids Eat Free is the kind of sign outside a restaurant I love to see.  Last summer, I fell and became unable to stand for a long time in the kitchen.  It left me wanting to look for alternatives to making dinner for the family.  One of the many alternatives was to find places that offered special deals on family dining.  Most restaurants were buy an adult meal and get a kids meal free.  Some had a restriction on the menu and others were super flexible.  Always call ahead to make sure the offer is still valid before ordering.  Take a look at these offers to find your family dining savings.   Sunday Kids Eat free: Daphines Greek Cafe - Their Chicken Kabob with Pita Bread (triangle tortilla is the best) is yum. Tuesday Kids Eat free: Ruby's Diner on Tuesday after 4pm until closing. Wednesday Kids Eat free: El Torito Restaurant offers buy an adult entree get a kids meal free.  Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. Please call ahead to the restaurant to ensure of

Summer movies for just $1.00 on the big screen.

Summer fun is just around the corner.  Every summer, we pick a few movies that we love to see again on the big screen.  The Regal Entertainment Group has been showing free at a reduced price of only $1.00 to get movie fans out to the theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  Most theatres during the summer fill up with young families fighting summer boredom. source: warner bros. pictures The summer movie program begins in June.  You will have to check with your local theatre to find out the specific dates because not every theatre participates and dates can vary.  The majority of the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside County areas begin this fun event June 21st, 2016.  source: Regal Entertainment Group  "Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only  $1 . Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am.  Each week both movies play on both days.  A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute." Source: Regal Theatre

World's Largest Catfish lives in Wahpeton, North Dakota.

Did you know that Wahpeton, North Dakota is home to the World's largest Catfish?  Yes! It is true. Only a hundred feet from Minnesota the,"Wahpper" is a 40 foot long and 12 feet tall roadside attraction. We met the fish last summer during a road trip.  The Catfish is only a few feet away from the Red River. You find picnic tables to sit and relax.  The locals say that the fishing is great here at the Red River. Bring your fishing gear and try catching dinner. During the month of July this area is very beautiful. We visited mid-July last year and the weather was amazing.  Some of the best moments in life are the ones you did not plan on. Near the edge of the river, our kids found fresh water clams. They saw it and wanted to explore the area more. "How did a clam travel from the ocean to the river?" asked our kids. Our answer was let's Google it! As they thought about the clam mystery in the river, they played on the river's edge with rocks,

Superhero's come in all sizes.

It was superhero day at school the other day. The kids were excited to wear capes and their favorite suprehero t-shirt. On this day, teachers, administrators and kids get to channel their superhero powers. The entire school gets involved in finding their inner strengths.   This school season has been a year of learning about our inner strength. From bullying, non-solicited parent Q & A, witnessing punching and learning explicit words. We  have learned some valuable lessons this school year. Things seem different then from when we went to school. Kids and parents are more likely to let their home life spill into the classroom. Sometimes, these emotional spills can be very harmful to an entire class and or the entire school.  We have seen kids hitting other kids because their parents hit each other at home. Additionally, a  child told a group of kids in the classroom that his mom is throwing the "F" bomb at his dad because they are in the middle of a divorce.  

University of California Riverside Botanical Gardens is waiting for you.

Riverside has so many interesting places to visit. One of those places is the University of California Riverside Botanical Garden. It is a 40 acre hilly botanical garden filled with local plant life. You must be able to walk up and down the rolling hills to get the full experience.  Passion Flower The garden holds beautiful and peaceful trails that travel up and down the 40 acre botanical garden. On the top of the trail, you will find a place that you can sit for a while and bird watch. The best time to visit is in the early morning and during the spring time. The weather is cool and the garden is in full bloom.  It is a great place for kids to explore nature and for adults to reconnect with Mother-Earth. It is such a peaceful place that we recommend to bring a small picnic lunch along with a blanket to stay a while.  Their Rose garden is filled with busy bees harvesting honey. It is full of fragrance as you walk through. Be careful the many lizard residents love

Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch located near Barstow.

Near Barstow, California on Route 66 you will find a glass forest. It is one of the most interesting things to see and experience while traveling the 15 freeway.  Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch in the City of  Oro Grande is the work of Folk Artist, Elmer Long. He created this forest with bottles he and his father had collected throughout the years. Recycling can be beautiful and artistic is the theme of this 1 acre open air art display. If you stand still you can hear the wind make music as it flows through the bottle trees.   Standing there you will feel the beauty of recycling. The address is 24266 National Trails Highway, Oro Grande, CA 92368.  You should know: The weather during spring is best for visiting because the desert weather is kinder to you and your car. There is no fee to visit and take pictures. You are welcome to leave a donation for the artist and up keep of the ranch.  Something we did not anticipate: The destination is in a long stretch of road