Tidepool Field Trips and Photos

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Tidepools are fragile -- and kids are natural explorers -- which makes the match a little precarious for the sea life in the tidal zone.  Tidepool field trips are the answer to this environmental conundrum. When I was young, there were no tidepool rules. I could run, play, and collect. Shells and ocean animals were plentiful.  How come your kids can't have the same … [Read more...]

Lands End Lookout and Sutro Bath Ruins in San Francisco’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Lands End Lookout and the Sutro Bath Ruins in San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area seemingly brought us to the edge of the world and then into the mouth of a sea cave! It was an breathtaking stop on our way through the Bay Area to points north. And guess what? It was sunny! In San Francisco! At the entrance to the bay! We started at the Lands End … [Read more...]

Where to Find Air Conditioning on Hot Days

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Once upon a time, we lived in Colorado Springs and it was 100 plus degrees with humidity during the summer I was pregnant. BAD combination. Our house had high ceilings and sleeping was torture during the "hottest summer on record!"  Sitting with my swollen feet in ice water just wasn't cutting it!  Too bad I'm not a lizard. We had the A/C guys out, but the cost was crazy … [Read more...]

3 Best Toddler Beaches with No Waves

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You want to know the best toddler beaches with no waves in OC?  And I'm going to provide you with my Top 3, but they come with a note of precaution.  Still water beaches, meaning no waves or surf, have a general propensity for water quality issues and they can also be good stingray habitat - at least along the warm sandy edges. Check Heal the Bay Beach Report Card for water … [Read more...]