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Showing posts from March, 2017

Visiting Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles

Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles is beautiful this time of the year. Recently, we headed to Little Tokyo for a fun family field-trip. Our first stop was exploring the Buddhist Temple on East Third Street. The docent, Nancy, really inspired us to be more compassionate and kind to one another. She was very articulate in delivering the message of Buddha and the Japanese Culture. The way she impacted us was through story telling of her life as a Japanese American. The entire experience was very humbling and eye-opening. I can honestly say that our entire family felt honored to meet Nancy and visit the temple.  Next, we happily ran to the Japanese American National Museum after our visit to the Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple . We were all excited to learn more about the culture after meeting Nancy. However, The visit to this museum was a slightly different experience. We all had knots in our throats when we left. Let me explain. The minute you walk in, you are hit with im

Aquarium of the Pacific giveaway for Noche de Estrellas.

Aquarium of the Pacific is sponsoring a giveaway on The giveaway is for (4) tickets to “Noche De Estrellas” . The Night of the Stars event offers live music and fun family activities. On March 24th, 2017 from 6:30pm until 10:30pm, the Aquarium will be filled with Latin music and sounds. DJ Quinto Sol, Sonsoles and Mayaztek will be performing as well as the Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli. Children are invited to attend with their parents to dance Rumba, Salsa, Cumbias and the Cha-Cha. During the evening, there will be bilingual presentations with underwater divers, a treasure hunt with prizes, children's crafts, and other activities. Mexican food, beer, and beverages will be available for purchase for an additional fee. You can also travel the Pacific Ocean through the Aquarium exhibits to learn more about the more than 11,000 animals, including over 150 sharks that you can touch. Please note: The Australian Parakeet Forest will be closed. Aquarium of the Pac

Caspers Wilderness Park an 8,000 acre park great for a family field trip.

Family field trip alert:  Orange County offers many great parks. One such park is located in San Juan Capistrano.   Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park and Camping is open year round from 7:00 a.m. - Sunset. It is a an 8,000 acre park filled with beautiful wildflowers and running streams. The park is great for hiking and just spending the day in the sun. If you are looking to camp then we suggest that you make reservations through their website: The park offers family events, ranger led hikes and educational programs. For wilderness fans there is a nature center that is filled with lots of hands-on exhibits.  On most weekends you will find bird watchers, hikers and nature groups enjoying the beautiful landscapes.  Caspers offers the following: Amphitheater:Located at Nature Center Barbeques/Fire Rings Bicycling/Bike Trails Camping-Family Group: RV electrical hookups available Dump Station Equestrian Camping Equestrian Trails Family Picnic Are