Love trains? Check out this railway with beautiful views located in the San Francisco East Bay…. the Niles Canyon Railway.
Photos taken June 2nd, 2013 Calaveras Ridge Regional Trail, Dublin Hills Regional Park
Looking for that iconic view of Yosemite Valley? Head to the Tunnel View Overlook, located on Highway 41, on the
It’s official… my son has truly become a hiker! While in Yosemite over the weekend, we decided to let our
After spending the last two months recovering from a calf injury, I jumped back into trail running Saturday with an
Photo taken May 22nd, 2013 Central Park, San Ramon For more parks in the area with water features, see… Ten
Did you know there’s a volcano right here in the San Francisco East Bay? Yep, Round Top, a volcano so
Over the past several years, I’ve tried running at just about every park in the Pleasanton through Danville area, searching
The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom.
This Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day. To celebrate the event, Better Homes and Gardens magazine is offering
I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected to be a See Jane Run Ambassador! I realize I don’t write
Photos of my husband and son making sand globes, from the Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, 2013, at Stinson Beach, California.
Photos of the labyrinth created in the sand, from the Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, 2013, at Stinson Beach, California. Usually,
Photos of the evolving outdoor sculpture gallery, from the Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration, 2013, at Stinson Beach, California… For more
Saturday was the perfect beach day… not hot, not cold, not a bit foggy. With such gorgeous weather, we couldn’t
Blake Garden in Kensington may be the best botanic garden in the Bay Area for nature play. A favorite feature
Photos taken April 5th, 2013 Blake Garden, Kensington, California
No visit to the Lawrence Hall of Science is complete without a bit of playtime on the massive DNA Sculpture
Ever wanted to learn how to groom, feed, lead, and interact with llamas?? You can take a class through East
A few days ago, we went to Redwood Regional Park for a bike ride with friends from our Nature Time!
Photos taken March 29th, 2013 Martin Canyon Creek Trail, Dublin, California Interested in going? See this post: Hiking the Martin
I enjoyed a lovely hike yesterday morning along the Calaveras Ridge Trail in Dublin Hills Regional Park. The wildflowers are
If you’re ever in Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park is spot you must visit. Growing up in Sacramento, this
Apparently, back in the 1950’s, engineers were considering building two dams in the San Francisco Bay to create fresh water
What a beautiful weekend! Photo taken March 9th, 2013
Love this park! It has a huge field for play, paths for bike riding, an awesome play structure, and a
Yesterday, I hiked this section of the Bollinger Creek Loop Trail in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness with some friends. It’s
Yesterday, my son had a school field trip to Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, a large park located in Pleasanton,
I consider the Japanese Garden in Hayward to be a bit of a hidden gem, as so few people seem
A great place to see turtles! Japanese Garden, Hayward Photos taken February 24th, 2013