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    Sticky: And the rest of the summer...

    And the rest of the summer. This one includes Knotts and Safari Park. No, I didn't take any actual videos on the rides at Knotts. If you recall, I rode a whole two rides (some video game type ride...
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    Sticky: So....we're stuck at home again. While my arm...

    So....we're stuck at home again. While my arm has healed fairly well, and my eye is almost perfect again, this time it's my husband's turn. About 5 weeks ago, he stubbed his baby toe but good and...
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    Sticky: The Inside of Walt's Barn

    One of the things I wanted to see at Walt's Barn, was Walt's Carolwood Pacific Railroad. This was the train that went all around his property in California (before DL), a miniature railroad.
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    Sticky: Fan-Dom Day Trip

    This morning I headed (alone) up to Los Angeles for a day that I've decided to call "Fan-Dom Day". Over my years on these forums, I occasionally note that folks decide to see something because...
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    Sticky: This should conclude the StayCation report. I...

    This should conclude the StayCation report. I don't keep expense reports for these.

    School starts in a couple of weeks for me. I will be starting it with a splint on my arm (broke the radial...
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    Sticky: San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Part Two

    Here is another park that I have written about, before: San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, AKA "Wild Animal Park" to the locals who have lived here since forever! Rather than more about the same, though, I...
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    Sticky: Knotts Berry Farm

    On Sunday, we headed up for Buena Park to be able to do Knotts on Monday morning. Due to awful traffic, it took 2 hours to make the 90 min trip. It was stressful on all of us.

    We settled in at...
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    Sticky: Update Sunday: it will be interesting for the...

    Update Sunday: it will be interesting for the rest of the summer. I broke my arm yesterday when I tripped and fell in the airport. It's just a hairline fracture but right at the joint. As a result, I...
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    Sticky: Renting a vehicle, locally - things learned!

    With more family due in later (today), we decided a number of weeks ago to reserve a mini-van in order to haul everyone around (and their stuff). None of our own vehicles would comfortably hold 5...
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    Sticky: Lunch, then two more shows

    We had lunch at Shipwreck Reef Cafe, and managed to find a picnic table in the shade. In this area of the park, there is also a white water rapids raft ride, called Shipwreck Rapids, but not wanting...
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    Sticky: Sea World ... the Shows

    I know I've shown Sea World in two separate places in this thread, but today's post will be regarding three of their shows, and one more ride. Sea World has gotten a bad rap in recent days, some...
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    Sticky: ..The Zoo in the afternoon

    By the time we got into the line to take the Skyfari back to the Polar Bear Plunge, the crowds at the Zoo had grown. A lot longer line at the Skyfari was the first indication, but once off the ride,...
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    Sticky: San Diego Zoo

    Feeling like a bit of exercise today and an excuse to do some animal photography, we headed for San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park. Yesterday, we had watched a program about the 1915 Panama Exposition in...
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    Sticky: Antique-ing of a different sort

    On my daughter's last day visiting us, we left the oldest granddaughter with her dad and grandpa, and she and I (and baby) went "antiquing" -- to the thrift stores. One city near San Diego, Poway,...
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    Sticky: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    Today's activity was the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, located just east of Escondido. It is a sister park to the San Diego Zoo, and used to be called the San Diego Wild Animal Park until just a few...
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    Sticky: Beach Day: La Jolla Shores

    Today was Beach Day, part of our Stay-Cation 2015. However, the menfolk decided that they didn't want to go. One was already sunburned from yesterday's Sea World trip, another dislikes the beach...
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    Sticky: Another trip to Sea World!

    With a Fun Pass this year (basically a half season pass), we decided to head out as a family and do up Sea World again. So we went in three cars -- each daughter and her family, and us. We had guest...
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    Sticky: Summer portion of Staycation: Julian!

    This morning, with 2 cars loaded, 5 adults and 3 small children, we headed toward Julian. This means going up Rt 67 to Ramona, then CA-78 through Santa Ysabel and into Julian.

    First real stop...
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    Sticky: Lake Ramona or Bust!

    A few weeks back, we hiked through Blue Sky Preserve to Lake Poway, and noticed the trail to Lake Ramona (and could see the dam from there). With our weather finally settling down for a few days,...
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    Sticky: Whaley House, Old Town San Diego

    For Mother's Day, our family went down to Casa de Reyes Restaurant in the Bazaar del Mundo, part of Old Town San Diego. After a delicious lunch, we took a walk. Along our route was the infamous...
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    Sticky: We have recently discovered that San Diego County...

    We have recently discovered that San Diego County is in the process of developing a system of trails that will eventually go from the ocean/coast, to the mountains east of the city, or "crest". It's...
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    Sticky: Twin Peaks or Bust!

    Day 5 of Stay-Cation '15:

    In the mood for a bit more of a workout, we set out this morning to hike up to one of the smaller mountains in this area of San Diego: Twin Peaks.
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    Sticky: Goodan Ranch-Sycamore Canyon Preserve

    San Diego County is full of "Open Space Preserves", to try to keep urban sprawl from going everywhere and saving some of nature for recreation and renewal. Blue Sky Reserve is one of them, the Goodan...
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    Sticky: Part I of Stay-Cation 2015, Day 3: We chose to...

    Part I of Stay-Cation 2015, Day 3: We chose to spend this beautiful Easter Sunday out in God's beautiful nature, taking in the fresh air and strengthening our bodies. Our day trip was to Lake Poway....
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    Sticky: Day 2 of Part I of Stay-Cation 2015: My...

    Day 2 of Part I of Stay-Cation 2015:

    My husband and I are trying to get back into the habit of walking every day, but walking the neighborhoods gets old after awhile. I finally convinced him to...
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