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Visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library On Your California Road Trip

Visit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

I don’t remember much from when Ronald Reagan was President, but I did recall a few things before I decided to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library with my kids on our latest California road trip. Elementary-school-me thought he was funny, he reminded me of my Grandpa, and that he was possibly the strongest person in the world beyond Superman …

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Westcoast Road Trip To Disneyland, 2017 edition

road trip to disneyland 2017

Over the past 8 years I’ve been taking a two to three week summer road trip to Disneyland with my family of six. Do you know the most important thing I’ve learned? The difference between a road trip and a really long drive isn’t the hours you put in on the road; it’s the stops you make along the way. …

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Road Trip to Salem, Oregon For The Total Solar Eclipse 2017

total solar eclipse salem oregon

If you’re interested in all things celestial or you’re just heading down the I5 for a road trip to California in August, you may want to spend a day in Salem, Oregon. That’s where, on August 21st, you’ll be able to witness the total solar eclipse. This is the first time in 99 years the USA will be treated to …

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California road trip from Vancouver: 2017

california road trip

I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but I had taken a leave of absence from the blog for awhile. We had just moved to the farm, were knee deep in renovations, and something had to give before I cracked up. Now that my reno is almost done, I’ve got a farm yard full of animals, and I’m pretty happy with …

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Travel Virtually With The Laguna Beach Web Cam

travel virtually Languna web cam

I’m back after a long hiatus of renovations, remodels, and adjusting to a farmhouse lifestyle. From getting used to pine instead of drywall to an invasion of mice that my lazy cats won’t seem to take care of, it’s been an adventure. But summer is looming, and with that summer vacation. We took a vacation from our regular California summer …

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Road Trip Planner – Dodge Grand Caravan is the best vehicle for the drive

Arizona Colleges Are Just Saying No To Binge Drinking And Tailgating

Driving from Vancouver to Disneyland takes stamina, patience, and a seriously reliable vehicle. This isn’t a drive for the faint of heart, because you’ll encounter flats, forests, and mountains, plus possibly some of the worst highway traffic I’ve ever seen on a road that’s supposed to be 120km/70 miles per hour speed limit. I’ve done the drive on the I5 …

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Plan a road trip – 3 spots to stop when driving the I5 West coast

If you’re about to plan a road trip with your kids down the West Coast from Vancouver/Seattle to Los Angeles or, more specifically in my case, straight to Disneyland, you’re going to have to plan a few stops along the way. I’ve taken the I5 on our road trips for the most part – taking the exit to San Francisco …

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Map of California – Road Trip Planner

map of california

Looking for a map of California? As soon as the weather starts to change here in the Pacific Northwest my thoughts turn away from frozen nights inside with my bag of caramel popcorn to sunshine, warm weather, and the beginning of road trip season. I have a family of six so we go on road trips a lot. You could …

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Road Trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Driving the I5 to Los Angeles Part 3

Fourth Stop on our road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland – Pismo Beach, California Driving time – 3 1/2 hours We were heading to something specific when we were going to Pismo Beach. On this road trip from Vancouver to Disneyland, my husband had reserved ATVs for himself and the kids in nearby Oceano. The little guy and I spent …

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Road Trip to Disneyland 2013 – Driving down the I5 part two

Third stop on our road trip to Disneyland down the I5 – San Francisco Driving time from Red Bluff, California – Approximately 3 1/2 hours Which brings us to a few quick road trip packing tips: Always pack pants and a sweater. Even if you’re traveling to a sunny, hot climate where you’ll be mainly in shorts, you just never …

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