This past Fourth of July weekend, we took full advantage of our geographical location by visiting a few of our favorite family spots and discovering a new family fav! I also included two great summer festivals we enjoyed this year that will definitely be on our list for years to come!
Hollywood Beach, Channel Islands Harbor
|4th of July Gram Snuggles!|
|Chillin' with Baba!|
Gull Wings Children's Museum
The Gull Wings Children's Museum is a new discovery for us! At first glance, I wasn't sure it was going to be worth the admission, but we decided to meander through and we were pleasantly surprised by its interactive exhibits designed to challenge and encourage a kid's imagination!
|5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Blast Off!|
Underwood Family Farms
The California Strawberry Festival
The California Strawberry Festival has been around for almost 30 years and offers a massive kids area that includes, crafts, jumpers and a carousel.
The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Ok, granted I'm from New Orleans so I will go anywhere and try anything that even remotely purports itself to be "Cajun" or "Blues" just to feel a sense of home and most of the time it falls miserably short, but not this one! Last year, I took the baby to The Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival on a whim and we had such a great time that the whole family went back this year! And yes, it is now My Mom Approved!
This Sunday the family will be off to the woods!! We'll be in Sequoia National Park decompressing and discovering all of the beauty Mother Nature has to offer! I can't wait to share it with you when we return!