More Scooter Fun at the Skate Park, Emerald Glen, Dublin

My son is now obsessed with riding his scooter at skate parks.  He asks to go every day!  And it’s a super easy park activity… as long as the park has the facilities.  This morning, to burn some energy, have fun, and enjoy the sunshine, we headed to Dublin’s Emerald Glen Park, which has a huge skate park. Related articles Scooters at the Skate Park … Continue reading More Scooter Fun at the Skate Park, Emerald Glen, Dublin

Attract Wildlife to Your Home – Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

After struggling with what to do with our little backyard for the last several years, I think I’ve finally found a solution. The main constraint for us is an oak tree that covers our entire yard with shade, making vegetable gardening difficult. The only plant thriving in our yard is rosemary. Kale does pretty well, but that’s about it. Lately, I’ve been considering creating a … Continue reading Attract Wildlife to Your Home – Create a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter….Alamo Creek Trail, Dublin

I found the Alamo Creek Trail in the center of Dublin when my son was about four months old, and this great little trail has grown along with him. While he was a baby, I would put my son into the ERGObaby carrier and walk around, showing him the little things we saw along the trail (geese swimming in the creek, smooth manzanita branches, turkeys, … Continue reading Walk, Run, Bike, Scooter….Alamo Creek Trail, Dublin

Visit Report: Lindsay Wildlife Museum

For those kids (and adults) who love animals, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek is a must-visit. The facility is beautiful, but what they do here is even more incredible. The wildlife hospital and rehabilitation center within the museum is the oldest in the United States. The veterinarians, staff, and volunteers treat more than 5,000 (sometimes up to 6,000) injured animals every year. The … Continue reading Visit Report: Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Letterboxing: The Search for the Gingerbread Man

I’m happy to report that our first letterboxing experience was (mostly) a success.  For our first outing, I wanted to do a search that was, 1) relatively easy, and 2) close to home.  After searching on letterboxing.org for boxes hidden in Dublin, California, I was glad to find there was a box hidden in Dublin Heritage Park, the park nearest to our home.  Plus I … Continue reading Letterboxing: The Search for the Gingerbread Man

Emerald Glen Park, Dublin

Rock Climbing: At the Park

When we feel the need for a touch of Yosemite, but can’t get away for the weekend, we head, believe it or not, to our local park.  Emerald Glen Park in Dublin has a great faux granite rock climbing area.  Check out this picture.  Doesn’t it look like the Sierras? Kids seem to especially enjoy playgrounds that incorporate a touch of nature into the design. … Continue reading Rock Climbing: At the Park