Our World: Future of Flight Aviation Center

If you have a kid who has a fascination for machines that fly, Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo (a few miles north of Seattle – Washington ) will be an interesting and informative place to visit. Aircraft enthusiasts will find a lot of displays, some of them interactive, … Read>>

Our World: Folsom Lake

Folsom Lake, California

The weekend before last we drove through Patterson Pass Road and saw what the rains had done to the Diablo Range this winter. Then last weekend we went east to see Folsom Lake, a reservoir whose level has been an indication of how bad California’s-drought-of-five-years has been. Folsom Lake, which lies … Read>>

Pixar Play parade: Faces and Floats

We had heard about Mickey’s Soundsational Parade in Disneyland but didn’t get to watch properly. What we didn’t know while were were at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA was that Disney California Adventure (Park) also had a parade. The day we spent there, we saw the preparations for an … Read>>

DCA: A California in California

If I were to put it straight out there, Disney California Adventure Park is rightly ‘California in a nutshell,’ with a Disney touch, of course. Built on what used to be the parking lot of Disneyland, this park in Anaheim, CA is not just another amusement park. It sure has … Read>>

Things-to-do in Disneyland — Toddler edition

Disneyland was the place our sonny boy had had on the top of his travel wishlist for a long time. Even though it had been in the cards for a over a couple of years, it had to be put off for reasons like expecting baby no. 2, followed by … Read>>

Glimpses of the ‘Happiest Place On Earth’

There’s Mickey Mouse there. And Minnie and Donald and Daisy and Goofy. Then there’s Winnie the Pooh and friends and of course Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and the curious creatures of Wonderland. There’s music and food and rides and parades. It’s marvelous and magical; it’s fantastic and fun. I now get … Read>>

Snaking through several shades of green

If you are travelling between the cities of Tracy and Livermore in California, chances are you will take I-580 to your destination. 580 takes you through the hills of the Diablo Range and shows you many of the windmills that dot the landscape.  Say you want more: like roads that … Read>>

A dark sand beach tucked away in the hills

A few months back, when it was still nice and sunny in California, we planned to spend an afternoon and evening on one of San Francisco’s beaches. What we didn’t know was that, those were ‘high hopes’ considering it was summer. That was such a bad idea and we learnt that … Read>>

The cheesiest place I have ever been to

I had seen all those Tillamook Cheese ads. I had even picked up some of that cheese from the supermarket, a few times. So, when I got to know that Tillamook Cheese Factory in Oregon was open to the public and that it was a good place to take kids to, I jumped … Read>>

World’s tallest free-standing totem pole!

A  few miles north of the Drive Thru Chandlier Tree is another tourist attraction literally nestled among  Redwood Trees of North California — a place called Confusion Hill (in Piercy, California). What drew us there was a structure that made it to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not list as the tallest … Read>>