Spring Break-Palm Springs outings

As we are home and back in full swing…I still had to share a few vacation/spring break outings. My mom has a very close friend that lives in Palms Springs half the year. The other half she lives on Vashon Island. They have been friends since grade school. Her two other friends since grade school…

Spring Break-Palm Springs Lunch & Rancho Las Palmas Resort

We are ready to relax, hop on the lazy river and enjoy the water-slide at our resort. My girlfriend Julie has been going to this resort for years. She knew it was exactly the way we wanted to spend our last few days. Sunday afternoon lunch at In N Out Burger was a must! Boys…

Spring-Break; early biking and brunch

As we had a drive ahead today we decided to catch a early morning bike-ride. Followed by Brunch in downtown San Diego. Boys were loving all the flowers in bloom along our ride. This place Cafe222 had been featured on Food Network with Bobby Flay. Also, had been on the cooking channel. We arrived to…

Spring Break: San Diego Zoo

We have been to many zoos all over the country. San Diego is definitely one of our favorites. They have added even more exhibits. If you plan on going I would give yourself a full day. We walked the entire zoo. It was a perfect day: sunny, 70 and not too crowded. If you are…

Spring break: meet the friendliest ducks

Wild ducks greeted us daily at the resort we stayed in Mission Bay, San Diego. The mallard ducks & babies lived outside our bungalow. The aylesbury ducks (white ones) were extremely friendly and would follow the boys everywhere. Bren was into his photography and capturing many photos. The following continues… We enjoyed the evening on…

Spring break-begins with Legoland

Before even reaching our destination the boys were on cloud nine. They were invited up to meet the pilots. They were ecstatic! Alaska Airlines always goes above & beyond with customer service. They had remembered back when we went to Hawaii and they had been invited up then as well. It is truly a highlight…

Spice Plantation

As the middle of Zanzibar has a very tropical jungle feel it only makes since this is where most of the plantations can be found. Jerry our guide was a teenage boy. He was very detailed and really knows a lot about fruits and the spices they grow. From three different kind of mango’s to…

The Rock Restaurant -Zanzibar

As we enjoyed our adventures through Stone Town & Prison Island…we asked our driver if he would be open the following day to go to The Rock Restaurant. Knowing it is 2 hours away and I had asked the hotel the day we arrived how expensive it would be… (Lets just say out of our…

Prison Island, Stone Town & Local Market

Our driver to the north of the island was very kind & talkative. He gave us his friends contact info to venture out and see any sights. Cabs and tour groups are outrageous! We used him to visit Prison Island & Stone Town. We met up with his friend that took us by boat to…

Nungwi and it’s Raw Beauty

We had about a hour drive to the north of the Island of Zanzibar. We passed through many villages on our way. It seemed to be very different from what we imagined. We drove through a village that sits right outside the gates of our hotel. We had never experienced this in previous travels. The…