Category Archives: Fun Activities

Santa Monica Pier

Back in the good old days, the lucky American family could hit Route 66 in Chicago for their annual road trip.  Stretching 2,448 miles across vastly changing scenery, Route 66 held some strange attractions. However, at the end of that long stretch of road lies the promised land…Santa Monica Pier. Opened on September 9, 1909, Santa Monica Pier is home… Read more »

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

When someone calls to tell me that they are coming to LA for a visit, the first thing I ask them is, “What do you want to do?” To which I receive answers like, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, Santa Monica pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Rodeo Drive. Which are all fantastic and super fun to see. However, all of… Read more »

Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience

Oh, what a night! Oh, what a historic night. Leo finally got his Oscar and we were there.  On Sunday, David and I had the unique experience of attending the Oscars Red Carpet Fan Experience.  Having no idea what to expect, we jumped in with both feet. Arriving the night before, we were able to walk around Hollywood Boulevard, check… Read more »

15 Fun Academy Awards Facts

Five days from now, Hubs and I will be in Los Angeles sitting in the bleachers along side the Academy Awards red carpet. Thanks to his work, we will be among approximately 700 other lucky movie lovers enjoying a day of warm weather, lots of pampering, and tons of stars.  You can read David’s take on the event here: Kentucky to… Read more »

KentuckytoCali goes to the Oscars!

     The streets will be shut down or days.  The security and police presence will grow exponentially. Labor forces will work in excess of fifteen hundred hours to build stages, bleachers, rain tents, and other temporary structures for blocks.  Golden statues will be erected, surfaces painted and polished, and miles of cable laid.  A thousand lights, cameras, and microphones… Read more »

Four Before Forty

Deborah Ward   November 11, 2015   2 Comments on Four Before Forty

So, yeah…my fortieth birthday is less than a year away. All of my friends and family are two thousand miles away, so I probably won’t be having a huge party. And, to be honest, I would almost rather be waterboarded than attend a party where I am the center of attention. Gotta love being an introvert. So what can I… Read more »

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Flying is learning how to throw yourself yourself at the ground and miss. ~ Douglas Adams Remember that game Wii Sports Resort? Well, I found it. No, I don’t mean that I found the game at the store. I mean, I found the game in real life. In the magical little seaside community of La Jolla, CA lies the wonderment… Read more »

Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch

The desert is like a weird dream, isn’t it?  That’s what my wife said when we stepped through the gates.  I nodded, otherwise entranced, because nowhere is that statement truer than at Elmer Long’s Bottle Tree Ranch.  The sounds of passing cars on historic Route 66 melt into the background of the tinkling, chiming, eerie music of the wind blowing… Read more »

Old Town San Diego

My birthday was at the beginning of August, and I was blessed to have my family here.  The only thing I really wanted to do was spend some time on the beach.  That’s pretty much what I want to do all of the time, though.  Hubs admitted that he was just along for the ride, so it was up to… Read more »

5 FREE Must See Places in Los Angeles, CA

      We are so lucky to live close enough to Los Angeles that we can hop in the Jeep and head there on a whim.  However, we don’t always have lots of money to spend.  Thankfully, Los Angeles has a great number of free things to do.  I have compiled to list of my five favorite LA haunts… Read more »