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White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Feeling the heat of the summer? Luckily in this area we are surrounded by rivers. What better way to cool off than by taking a dip (or a dunk) in them. Rafting can be a leisurely activity or a five star thrill ride, depending on what you enjoy most. Whatever side of the scale, there […]

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Finding Fun at the State Fair

Finding Fun at the State Fair

In all honesty, I was quite surprised to gaze through the State Fair program and envision so many things that young kids might enjoy. This is certainly not a comprehensive list of all there is to see and do, but the ones that I thought most interesting. Families with older kids may want to skip […]

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I had easily talked myself out of visiting the State Fair this year. Last year I planned a big birthday trip for my son to Disneyland, only to learn there that neither of my kids enjoy rides. Not a lesson I care to repeat. Having grown up in Sacramento, I remember going to the fair each year just for the rides alone.

State Fair for Pennies or Less

I had easily talked myself out of visiting the State Fair this year. Last year I planned a big birthday trip for my son to Disneyland, only to learn there that neither of my kids enjoy rides. Not a lesson I care to repeat. Having grown up in Sacramento, I remember going to the fair […]

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Personal Empowerment for Kids

Personal Empowerment for Kids

At my house throughout the day you are sure to hear the sounds of battle, as interpreted by my 5 and 3 year olds. They love to play good guy-bad guy. At their age, getting the bad guy means firing imaginary bullets from a “shooter” built from Legos. Yeah, I’m not thrilled with the whole […]

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Want to take the kids out for an egg hunt? No, we are not talking Easter eggs here. Think bigger. Think… Egg Heads. Here on the UCD campus Robert Arneson created sculptures of eggs with faces on them that are each about the size of a person. They are incredibly expressive and often appear to look like they have been into some mischief.

Go on an Egg Hunt

Want to take the kids out for an egg hunt? No, we are not talking Easter eggs here. Think bigger. Think… Egg Heads. Here on the UCD campus Robert Arneson created sculptures of eggs with faces on them that are each about the size of a person. They are incredibly expressive and often appear to […]

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