I do like toys that support the learning process. And the Snap Circuit is one of them. This is a kit that has basic electronic components and instructions on home to build simple circuits. A while ago we’ve got one for Kate and she seem stop like it a lot.
One of my wife’s dream was to visit Yellowstone, enjoy the scenic views, hopefully see some wild life there. After our previous trip to Death valley we were more confident in our little one’s ability to travel. I’ve checked if there were any tent sites available for the end of May, and to my surprise – there were. With a smile on a face I’ve quickly booked one for 3 nights. But once I’ve checked the weather report, my smile vanished: 35F at night with rain and snow… We’re not ready for that yet. So I had to cancel tent site reservation and booked a cabin with heater on KOA campground instead.
We don’t often fly to vacations. In most cases we prefer to have a road trip. When traveling with kids, we’ve got used to like the flexibility of road trips: take whatever you want, have your own schedule, stop whenever you want. But on the other hand, road trips are more exhausting, require a lot of preparation. So to have a rest from road trips, we try to fly for a “lazy” vacation at least once a year. As we skipped vacation last year, we went big this time.
About a year ago I was driving through Death Valley, I’ve probably spent less than 4 hours in it, but I was confident that one day I have to come back and spend at least couple days there. Well the time has come. My 3 day weekend was coming and we as a family decided to go to Death Valley. When Kate told some of her friends that she’s going to Death Valley, some of them believed that “it’s the place where people die”. Now we had to prove that they were wrong =)
During one of my trips to Hollister Hills SVRA I’ve noticed a sign showing direction to Pinnacles National Park. I’ve never heard of it before, but decided that we should check it out one day. Las week we’ve finally decided to visit it. Quick online search showed that there are trails that go through caves. This sounds like a nice family adventure. So we woke up early Saturday, packed and took of at about 9am.
We all know the garage is the most important part of the house. It’s the home for all father’s toys. Very often it’s also a home for all the kids toys as well as washer and dryer =). I’ve spent some time planning my garage and in this post I will share results with you.
Long before I bought a truck, I knew that I will have mobile ham radio installed in it. As it is a new truck, I did not feel comfortable drilling any extra holes, so I’ve spent some times finding the way to install all of it with minimal damage. In the post I will describe what it takes to install a Kenwood v71a dual band radio into Tundra TRD Pro.
I’ve done my second trip to Hollister Hills park this weekend, to a Hudner Ranch section of it. This time I felt more prepared: I had my compressor with me and MaxSA traction pads. I’ve aired done tires and caressed the gate.