Browsing Archive: April, 2019

LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium Adventure

Posted by on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, In : LEGOLAND California 
This past Monday, we took our sons on a grand adventure to LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium in Carlsbad, California (San Diego)!

The weather was perfect and the kids had a blast! My sons are 5 and 2 years old. Because my younger son is still just 2, he got in for free at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium. We were happy to be able to take advantage of this! The distance from San Luis Obispo to LEGOLAND California is about a 4 hour and 30 minute drive, depending on LA traf...
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Places with Boba in San Luis Obispo County

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, In : Restaurants 
Lucky for SLO residents and tourists, there are many places that sell boba! Some of them are dedicated tea shops while others are donut shops or restaurants. Check out these boba places visited by 

Sweetie Cup Tea House
Located in downtown SLO on Churro Street is a true tea house with wifi and the works.

They also have ice cream, mochi and wontons!

This place is boba done right! It's high quality and our top choice for boba. Address: 1118 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, CA, 93...
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Beautiful beach hikes in San Luis Obispo area

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019,
If healthy and abled, take advantage of the many hikes and cliff views of the beaches of San Luis Obispo county. Here are's picks:

Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove
The parking lot can be really bumpy so if you don't have a 4x4, try to park close to the front of the entryway! You can't go wrong with any of the trails here. We took the main one where it takes you to the cave.

Watch out for this cave because it leads you to a cliff to the ocean of Avila Beach!

A short walk from...
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Avila Beach Pier and Avila Beach Farmers Market

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, In : Beaches 
The old public Avila Beach Pier is solely made out of wood and when we walked on it with my 5 year old and 2 year old sons, they stumbled a few times. It's not as smooth as the Pismo Beach Pier but it's worth trying to walk on, if you are able. The views, not surprisingly, are phenomenal.

On one side, you see the pretty homes on the hills right above the water and on the other side, you see another pier but that one's private.

We took advantage of the free beach trolley from Pismo Beach Outle...
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Pet Emporium in Arroyo Grande

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019,
A new favorite thing for us to do is visit the boa constrictor at CD's Pet Emporium in Arroyo Grande. It's so rare to find a boa constrictor in a pet shop so this is an amazing and unique attribute that this pet shop currently has. They have a large reptile area in the back that is dimly lit. All of the animals looks healthy and happy! Now of course this is all free just to see. It only costs money to buy!

They also have 2 large parrots and other small birds towards the front of the shop! Rig...
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Free to visit farm animals at Avila Valley Barn

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, In : Farms 
We visited the Avila Valley Barn yesterday while we were on our way back from our hike at Cave Landing and Pirate's Cove. It is very closeby! When we got there, parking was already almost full and it was about 12:30PM on a Sunday. The weather is getting better over here. We've had some rain for the first three months of 2019. 

The best part about Avila Valley Barn is that it's free to visit the farm animals here! There are dozens and dozens of goats! There are also chickens, ponies, cows, shee...
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Day Trip to Paso Robles

Posted by on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, In : Wineries 
In the past, when I thought of Paso Robles, I would think of beautiful and renowned wineries. I had never visited before until this year (2019). Boy, this city does not disappoint. 

I found out about Paso Robles Children's Museum having a free day so we took advantage of this opportunity to also explore Paso Robles a bit. Anyone came in for free and they even offered free ice cream! I'm not sure how often they host these types of events but when they do host another free one, we'll post it und...
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San Luis Obispo Mom Originally from San Diego, California, I'm a San Diego State University alumna, veteran's wife and mom of two kids who were born two years apart. After living on the East Coast for 6 years, we now reside in San Luis Obispo County and here, the exploration continues.
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