Paper Castles & Triple Headed Dragons

After a very busy day adventuring yesterday we decided to lay low today and relax. On these down days I feel even more pressure to complete my Make Stuff Up Challenge. It’s one thing to fumble it on a busy day, but little excuse on a day like this. Except, of course, for my totalContinue reading “Paper Castles & Triple Headed Dragons”

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”

Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler

I’m sure there are lots of kids out there who embrace new foods and don’t crumple to the ground in a pile of defeat at the suggestion of trying a new restaurant. Those are not my kids. Well, a few months back I hit a wall. I literally could not walk through the taqueria doorContinue reading “Restaurant Challenge: Hang Ten Boiler”

Adventures Count Too…

There really aren’t any strict definitions as to what counts for the Make Stuff Up Challenge. And anyhow, we know I’m not a stickler for the rules (ahem, “daily”) so today I stretched the boundaries of what “make” means by making an adventure… one we kinda messed up on. We had to run a quickContinue reading “Adventures Count Too…”

DAYS 3 & 4: Busy Making Nothing.

Well, kinda dropped the ball on this daily Make Stuff Up challenge. Fumble, fumble. Revised Challenge Rules: Every Day.* Make. Something. *Except when it’s super nice out and Santa Cruz is calling… …AND also especially when Santa Cruz just became the new home of your very good (very pregnant!) friends who have lived abroad forContinue reading “DAYS 3 & 4: Busy Making Nothing.”