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: 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: 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”

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.”