Overheated Car Teaches Kids Pre-Mechanics

It was a lazy summer day when we were driving back from having all kinds of assorted fun on the road when my driver noted the car was overheating. We were almost back to our hotel, so we managed to skate in without stopping on a wing, a prayer, and since we didn’t have either of those things on hand, sheer luck. Continue reading Overheated Car Teaches Kids Pre-Mechanics

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

No San Fran Trip Complete without Trying to Paint the Scenery

If you’re going to take a trip to some place that’s as rich in history and heritage as it is in city sights, bright lights, and unforgettable experiences, you should take a few minutes out of your busy week to see if you have an ounce of flair for painting, as we did. Continue reading No San Fran Trip Complete without Trying to Paint the Scenery

Trolley Car Museum Points Out History of the Obvious

Around the time we got sick of San Francisco’s hills, we took it upon ourselves to hop a trolley for a quick spree up the hill, but it got me to thinking about history. Well, okay, not really, but the question was forced on me like the question of which hand is my dominant one, but the reward in this matter is even greater than that, so we went to the Cable Car Museum to get all our answers. Continue reading Trolley Car Museum Points Out History of the Obvious

Technology Museum Makes Innovation Almost Seem New

We skated in to The Tech Museum, located right in the heart of San Jose, late in the afternoon despite the fact that not one of us had any wheels on our feet. We’re techy folk for sure but we had no idea what this place had in store for us. With all their crazy, technological exhibits, honestly, the whole place made technology and innovation seem new to me; and I’ll be the first to tell you that I ain’t easily impressed. Continue reading Technology Museum Makes Innovation Almost Seem New