FREE Kids Fishing Derby – Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley!

Have you taken the kids fishing? Not sure if they will love it? Well, take the family and try it for FREE at the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, March 14th! Thanks to OC Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Angler Chronicles, kids ages 6 to 15 can learn about the sport of fishing, fish for free, and compete to win multiple prizes for finalists and champions in different age groups. We went a few years ago and had a great time. The North Lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of trout or catfish for the derby, and there … READ MORE >>

Zion National Park Tips

Written in collaboration with Kampgrounds of America aka KOA. Opinions are our own. We have made Father’s Day Week our annual camping trip for the last three years. We have found that it is a nice way to kick off the summer right when school ends, and the national parks are not yet overcrowded. We think it’s because everyone is saving up their vacation for 4th of July which is only a couple of weeks away. It’s always better with friends and family, but it requires more planning and doesn’t always work out because of scheduling conflicts. This year we visited Zion National Park in Utah, because it was highly … READ MORE >>

OC Parks Monarch Butterfly Day

Monarch Butterfly Day – FREE EVENT

UPDATED Come learn about monarch butterflies in their natural habitat at OC Park’s 10th annual Monarch Butterfly Day onSaturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.! Held at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, this free event invites families (or anyone that wants to learn) get a close-up look inside a netted butterfly enclosure, and you’ll also learn about the plants that attract them. Butterfly experts will be on-site to answer questions and provide educational fun facts about the life and transformation of these beautiful creatures. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting, a balloon artist, and food available for purchase. This event is recommended for outdoor enthusiasts and children … READ MORE >>

Landscape Structures Inclusive Playground for All Abilities

This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of a Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. If you and your kids love playgrounds because your kids have all this energy they need to burn, I get it! They need to stay active or they’ll drive us crazy. It’s a good thing too, because they are getting exercise and they’re working on their gross motor skills. But have you been to an Inclusive Playground by Landscape Structures? There is one in Orange County called BOX CANYON PARK, and it’s located in Yorba Linda. We visited it recently and there are so many … READ MORE >>

GoRving Thousand Trails – Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Post written by me for Go RVing and Thousand Trails. All opinions are my own. Right now my kids are enjoying their camping adventures. They think it’s really fun to stay in a tent, go fishing, play in the streams with other children, make bonfire s’mores and walk around with flashlights. We’ve only tried tent camping, and I have heard once you go RV’ing, you might not go back to tent camping. This year for Father’s Day Week we visited Yosemite National Park and had an opportunity to stay in one of the park model RVs at YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT which is a Thousand Trails destination. (Park model RVs … READ MORE >>