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California on a Budget: Get Outside

California is known for balmy weather and sunny skies. But, believe me, it does rain in Southern California. In fact, it even snows here. Promise. It doesn’t snow in San Diego proper, but we do get snow in the nearby mountains. As a general rule, the winters are mild. In much of Southern California, there […]

California on a Budget

Two years FishPapa and I decided to go for the gusto and make the big move back to our homestate of California. We had lived in the Midwest for five years and while there were many wonderful things about life in Middle America, our hearts longed for the West and to be closer to family. […]

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

FishKids on a full-scale, genuine rusty anchor As our family grows, FishPapa and I are finding more and more fun places to explore. We have always loved to travel and we want to be able to share this experience with our kids. We’re not quite ready for the European vacation of our dreams, so we’re […]