Roy’s Redwoods: Searching for Ewoks

One of my favorite things about living in the Bay Area is that there seems to be an ever expanding selection of Open Spaces, Preserves, Parks, and Land Trusts that continually pop up on our radar. Our latest discovery was San Geronimo Valley’s Roy’s Redwoods, which is oneĀ of the Marin County Park’s Open Space Preserves.…

Day Trips to the Snow!

We love snow. This is a Bay Area website, but we’re going to cover where you can get to the snow for a day, in case you really want to get out to the frosty stuff but don’t have the time (or cash) for an overnight. This is clearly not an exhaustive list, but it’s…

King Tides! This Week!

What’s a King Tide, you ask? And why should you or your family care? Despite the somewhat sexist name (there are no Queen Tides, for example), King Tides are happening THIS WEEK, on OUR COAST, and they’re significant right now for several reasons. So with no further ado, I’m going to explain a little about…

Finding the Outdoors

One of my favorite childhood pictures is of me and my dad kneeling by the side of a ditch looking for frogs. What strikes me most about that photo is the fact that it is not based on the location. It is a father and son looking into a small piece of the world to…

Night Hiking with NatureBridge

On Saturday night, we (the 3 year old and myself) joined several other families for a night hike led by NatureBridge. We had never actually been on an organized hike (although stay tuned for a round up of several different organizations in the Bay Area that offer organized hikes for families!) so it was a…