The Bench, East Shore Trail, Lake Chabot

When our son was a baby, my husband and I walked a lot at Lake Chabot in Castro Valley.  Each side of the lake has a 1.5 mile paved trail (the West Shore and East Shore trails), perfect for walking with a stroller.  When we would walk the East Shore Trail, almost every time, our son became fussy on the return portion of the path, … Continue reading The Bench, East Shore Trail, Lake Chabot

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum…

Our holiday activity yesterday was all about the Christmas tree.  A tradition we started a few years ago is to go to the Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm to cut down our tree for the season.  Happily, unlike the last two years, which were rainy, muddy events, the weather yesterday was gorgeous. The hunt for the perfect tree is a huge part of the fun.  … Continue reading O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum…

Ten Fun East Bay Parks with Free Water Play Features

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