Belmont Park Adventure in Mission Bay

When we were staying at the Bahia Hotel in Mission Bay, Belmont Park was seen across the way. Sure we could walk over, but have you seen my sister-in-law’s itinerary?? We were on a “tight” and I mean “tight” schedule. After all, they were touring sunny SoCal in one week remember? With a couple of hours to play before dinner, we drove ourselves over. =) Belmont Park/(c) Let’s Play OC! Hot Tip: As you soon as you decide it’s on your “To-Do”, sign up to receive coupons HERE. The one that we were especially looking for was RUSH Laser Tag and shortly after I registered my email, I scored this: … READ MORE >>

Top 5 Reasons to Plan a Weekend Getaway to Catalina Island | Travel Tips for Families

Have you been dreaming lately about an island getaway? Why dream when you can make it a reality? All you have to do is look across our waters. On the clearest skies, you will see Catalina Island. It’s so close that you can get there in the morning and be back by night. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should plan a visit: You’ll save money on plane tickets. Lots of ways to get there. (By water out of San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and Dana Point OR by air). Close enough to go for a day trip or weekend getaway and be back at work on … READ MORE >>

Universal Studios Transformers Ride-3D

My boys are HUGE and I mean HUGE Transformers fans! We started collecting these KRE-O Transformer’s set this year, and I think we’re almost done. (KRE-O’s are HasbroToys version of construction sets). The boys enjoy building them together with their Dad, and they spend hours and hours playing with them (under supervision). They don’t transform, but they can build them in two different ways. Anyhow, with the new Transformers: The Ride-3D this year at Universal Studios, they were in for a real treat! Transformers: The Ride-3D Right next to the Transformers: The Ride-3D, we spot Optimus Prime and took this shot with him. AWESOME. Then Bumblebee walked past us so … READ MORE >>

Porsche Timeline Show in Lake Arrowhead is Our Annual Tradition!

We stumbled upon Porsche Timeline Show in Lake Arrowhead a few years ago. We wanted to get out of the city so we took a day trip to the mountains. I think we were looking for Big Bear and came across this little town called Lake Arrowhead (about 30 minutes from each other). It was foggy that day but we saw that we had just missed an annual Porsche car show. Ever since then, I google it every year to try to make it every year. My boys love it! We’ve gone several times and as the boys get older, it’s a little different every time. If you’ve met my husband, you … READ MORE >>