In-Car DVD Players Shorten Road Trips by Miles

Prior to our most recent trip, our third Montana tour, we looked in to a number of different in-car entertainment systems to keep our tiny overlords in the backseat happy. Some options were so cheap we knew they’d never work, and others so expensive we knew we couldn’t afford them, but we settled on headrest DVD players, and at the risk of letting my nefarious neighbors know how great they are, I have to tell you, they really saved our bacon. Continue reading In-Car DVD Players Shorten Road Trips by Miles

Bay Discovery Museum Just Huge Playground/Classroom

Just across the bay from San Francisco lies a thousand acres of what was once a military installation, but now there’s so much more over there, things that are more critical to the everyday survival of people like me and everyone I know. Yes, I am of course talking about the Bay Area Discovery Museum, which is less of a museum and more of a ridiculously fancy playground that somehow manages to teach kids a bunch of things while we think we’re just playing. Continue reading Bay Discovery Museum Just Huge Playground/Classroom

Jungle Fun Adventure Boasts Fun, Adventure, Jungle

It was the end of an already long and dragging day when we peeled off from our already tiring and tiresome series of reviews in the San Jose adjacent area. We’d seen more things than I’m already capable of remembering and we were a smidge starved to boot. For some reason my handlers took us to The Jungle Fun and, despite my un-ignorable exhaustion, my batteries were quickly recharged. Continue reading Jungle Fun Adventure Boasts Fun, Adventure, Jungle

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Knocked Me Off My Feet

I’ve traveled this grand continent of Northern America far (though not wide) and I’ve seen everything from wicked, steep mountains to tapers in heat, but I’ve never found a place capable of knocking me off my feet quite like the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. Call me one year old if you like, but I know gravity, and this place has it all wonky and then some. Continue reading Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Knocked Me Off My Feet