Adventuring: Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Today’s adventure was a local one as we headed over the bridge to the Dia De Los Muertos Festival in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. At the risk of making myself look shallow, I will admit that I am one of those fans of Dia De Los Muertos that loves it mostly for aesthetic reasons.Continue reading “Adventuring: Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival”

Adventuring: Mystery Spot

One of the downsides of having so much info at our fingertips is that there’s little mystery left in the world. Everything has been proved, disproved, researched, explained. I’m semi-revolting against this as I fight the urge to google the truth about the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, instead choosing to live in the weirdnessContinue reading “Adventuring: Mystery Spot”

Adventuring: The (New) Exploratorium

Today I picked back up the world’s slowest basement remodel by putting another coat of primer on the walls. This “make” is just too boring to put words to. Instead I am digging out an Exploratorium adventure from a couple of weeks ago that I never got around to writing about. Well, ok. (deep breath)Continue reading “Adventuring: The (New) Exploratorium”

Adventuring: Girls Day Out

My girl and I decided we were long overdue for a Mama/Ellie day. Just the two of us, adventuring in the far-off, exotic lands of Pleasanton where we hit up a tea house and the Build-A-Bear Workshop. It was a very fluffy-pink-sparkly-floral kinda day, the type of day that doesn’t often happen in our typicalContinue reading “Adventuring: Girls Day Out”

Adventuring: Lawrence Hall of Science

Not much making has been going on in this house over the last week. With school out, two more weeks work-free for me, and camps yet to start, we’ve been in full-blown adventure mode. Over the last week we’ve been to The Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science, Coyote Point & CuriOdyssey, Japantown SF, The BoneContinue reading “Adventuring: Lawrence Hall of Science”

Adventuring: Coyote Point & CuriOdyssey

Shhhhh… I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s a GOOD one that my friend turned me onto recently. The local libraries in the bay area (and maybe beyond?) offer free tickets to local museums and attractions. Places like the Academy of Sciences and the Discovery Museum. For free. Right? I know!Continue reading “Adventuring: Coyote Point & CuriOdyssey”

Adventuring: No Kids & Vats of Mud

Ahhh… just what the Dr. Wilkinson ordered. Some adventuring in Calistoga without kids or husband or a car full of swim supplies and pillow pets in tow. Just me, a coffee, and my music on a long, beautiful stretch of road through wine country. I went to meet an old and dear friend in CalistogaContinue reading “Adventuring: No Kids & Vats of Mud”

Adventuring: Wind, Water & Pinkberry

We were going to head to the ocean today but the cold, windy weather threw a kink in that plan. We only had one adventure day left in this long weekend so I had to think quick and recalibrate towards warmer climates. Eastward bound it was. In some early morning research, I had found aContinue reading “Adventuring: Wind, Water & Pinkberry”

Adventuring: Mt. Diablo State Park & Hap Magee Ranch Park

I woke up this morning, poured myself some coffee, and got to work Making Up today’s adventure. In the Bay Area, this is no easy task for the blurry eyed, indecisive among us. We’re lucky to have a lot going on around here, in every direction. But as the coffee worked its magic, the adventureContinue reading “Adventuring: Mt. Diablo State Park & Hap Magee Ranch Park”