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Raging Waters, San Jose

We try and pick a theme for each summer and plan activities for one day a week based on that theme. Last year’s theme was horses and we managed to plan an number of events that involved riding. This year’s… Continue Reading →

Port O’Call vs. Sheraton Cavalier

I thought I’d run a comparison of the two waterpark hotels in Calgary’s NE (by the airport). Both are popular destinations for waterslide parties, which is our preferred type of birthday party (you can burn off energy in the waterpark… Continue Reading →

Gilroy Gardens and the Tree Circus

Gilroy is the place where garlic comes from and our first interaction with the town was being stuck on the 101 near a car that was burning in full sky-high flames as police, fire, and ambulance watched helplessly. We were… Continue Reading →

Legoland Star Wars Miniland

Star Wars is not new to Lego, I know of more than one parent who has shelled out a small fortune to enable their child’s Star Wars Lego building set addiction. However, the Legoland Star Wars Miniland that you find… Continue Reading →

Miniland USA

Miniland USA is the heart of LEGOLAND® California Resort. A dedication to the ultimate expression of the LEGO® art form, Miniland USA includes reproductions of seven areas of the United States, all constructed with 20 million LEGO bricks in 1:20… Continue Reading →

Legoland Waterpark

A gigantic Lego tower that drops water on your head… random water guns that shoot you when you’re not paying attention… rafts that you build out of Lego and use to float down a giant river… a waterslide so big… Continue Reading →

Legoland California Resort

We were both really really excited about visiting Legoland. For our last San Diego journeys we deliberately bypassed Legoland because Niña was too little to fully enjoy a 130 acre theme park made entirely out of Lego. This excitement was… Continue Reading →

Granville Island Waterpark

(Waterpark Adventures, Part 3) The third waterpark of the day was the Granville Island Waterpark. Our apartment is close to Granville Island and at first is may seem like an odd route… to journey out to various parks and head… Continue Reading →

Water Park at Lumbermen’s Arch

(Waterpark Adventures, Part 2) After leaving the Second Beach Pool, we hoped on our bikes and headed to Stanley Park. By this point the traffic on the bike paths had increased and La Niña weaved in and out of people… Continue Reading →

Second Beach Waterpark

(Waterpark Adventures, Part 1) Finally a sunny day! It was the first Saturday of July and it had the beginnings of a nice day. Dare we hope? Has summer finally come to Vancouver? After months of gloom, drizzle, and no… Continue Reading →

Universal City

I would be remiss in writing about California if I didn’t write a post about La Niña’s “absolute favourite bestest place ever” (outside Disneyland). The above photo was taken after La Niña sat for a make-up artist. It was amazing… Continue Reading →

Disneyland, Anaheim

When you have a little princess, no trip to Southern California is complete until you’ve been to Disneyland. There’s lots of advice out there on how to survive the crowds at Disneyland; and, one of the most prevalent pieces of… Continue Reading →

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