Dragon featured in Disney's Sleeping Beauty, made from LEGOS® Downtown Disney LEGO® Store, Anaheim, CA, USA

Downtown Disney may be Shopping Mall, but it’s not to be missed!

Downtown Disney is a part of the Disneyland experience that does not require a ticket for admission. In many ways it is absolutely one big elaborate open air shopping mall with a fantastic atmosphere and a high concentration of Disney themed merchandise. Every time we walked through it there was something going on, especially live music. Though it…

Rockets & Robots in Space: Visiting the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

Jet Propulsion Lab is located in Pasadena, California. If you’re into robots in space or rockets, you really should check this out. They have free day tours for the extremely organized traveler visiting Los Angeles. The popularity of this infrequent tour means tours have to be scheduled well in advance and it is no easy feat. For example, I…

California’s Redwoods: Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail

From time to time we make the trek from Southern California to Seattle. Last summer we drove it including a pit-stop; we were going to get out and hike the Redwoods. We didn’t have a lot of time so I consulted the internet to try and find a small hike that still showcased some highlights from this beautiful area. I…