Photo taken July 30th, 2013 Near the Wading Hole, Pescadero Creek San Mateo Memorial Park Continue reading Silent Saturday: Nature’s Balance Beam
Visiting the Grandparents Photos taken July 7th, 2013 Continue reading Summer Fun: Swimming!
Photos from the Wave Workshop at the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. My son loves this exhibit. Kids can create boats from the foam geometric shapes, turn on the fan (wind), and find out how their boats perform on the water. My son will refine and tweak his boat over and over in an attempt to design a boat that will float down the … Continue reading Curves: Wave Workshop, Bay Area Discovery Museum
Photo taken May 22nd, 2013 Central Park, San Ramon For more parks in the area with water features, see… Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Structures Continue reading It’s That Time! Water Play!
It’s beginning to feel like summer here. Time to get our son ready for the pool! Swim lessons started this weekend… Photo taken April 27th, 2013 Continue reading Feeling Like Summer? Pool Time!
The Seymour Marine Discovery Center, located in Santa Cruz on the bluffs above the Monterey Bay, is a true gem. Don’t expect the grandeur of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but be prepared for a smaller, quieter, more intimate experience here. The location is phenomenal. On a clear day, the views can’t be beat. Inside the center, children will actually have time to experience the touch … Continue reading Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz
IPhone photo of our son in Mono Lake yesterday, during our walk to see the tufa towers. What a beautiful day! I can’t wait to see how the photos I took on my Canon came out. Continue reading Mono Lake…
I know it’s supposed to be Autumn, but the weather really heated up over the weekend. It felt hotter than it was all summer! Perfect weather for a swim! If we had the energy, our son would have us do this all day! I’m happy to stretch out summer as long as we can! Continue reading Still feels like summer!
It was HOT earlier this week! Tuesday was a perfect afternoon to spend at one of our local parks with great water features… Val Vista Park in Pleasanton, California. For more parks in the San Francisco East Bay that have great water play areas, check out… Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Features Continue reading Water Play! Val Vista Park, Pleasanton
The weather is heating up here in the San Francisco East Bay. Take a break from the local swimming pool, and cool off in a nearby lake instead. Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore has two swimming areas, East Beach and West Beach. Swimming is free, but there is a $6.00/vehicle park entry fee. Is Livermore a bit too much of a drive for you? … Continue reading Swim in a Lake!
I associate summer with water. My childhood summer days were spent mostly in the pool, splashing around with friends, jumping repeatedly from the diving board, or doing laps during swim team practice. Later, as an adult, my vision of summertime has continued to revolve around water, changing form depending upon where I was living at the time. As an older teenager in Sacramento, days off … Continue reading Simple Summer Fun: Swim!
While at Lake Tahoe on Friday, we drove over the border into Nevada and hiked down to a relatively secluded little beach. Our son has experience a few alpine lakes over his short life, but he hasn’t seen one the size of Lake Tahoe (the largest alpine lake in North America). He kept asking if it was an ocean. The boys had fun splashing around … Continue reading Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe
Summertime fun… a secret swimming hole with a natural water slide… on the South Fork of the Yuba River, somewhere near Truckee… Continue reading Secret Swimming Hole
The weather is warming up, so it’s time to find fun outdoor activities for the kids that incorporate water play. Kids love to play in water… any kind of water! The play areas I’ve included in this list are all free and are located within local community parks. If the features aren’t already on in the park near you, they will be beginning this Memorial … Continue reading Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Features
Summer is just around the corner! My husband and our son, swimming at grandma and grandpa’s pool yesterday in Sacramento… Continue reading Swimming Pool Fun!