Jelly Belly Factory Tour

1 Jelly Belly Lane Fairfield, CA What I seem to remember most about Jelly Belly's California factory is the absolutely horrendous tantrum my then-three-year-old (now seven-year-old) decided to throw somewhere between the sorting floor and the … [Read more...]

Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery

Exit 40 of I-84 Cascade Locks, Oregon The first time my husband convinced me to stop at the Bonneville Dam and Fish Hatchery, I was skeptical at best. To me, a fish hatchery sounds about as exciting as a coma, but kids love it. You also can't … [Read more...]

KidZone in Club Northwest

2160 N.W. Vine Street Grants Pass, Oregon You can't miss KidZone from I-5 (see photo of the outside of the building), but you will be left wondering what it is you're looking at, it's so poorly marked from the outside. Put simply, it's … [Read more...]

Columbia Park

 Highway 240, W. Columbia Drive Kennewick, WA Columbia Park is located in Washington's Tri-Cities, just off Highway 395 (from I-84 from Portland, OR or I-90 form Spokane). It's a great place to stop to stretch legs and have a quick picnic. Situated … [Read more...]

Fairytale Town

3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento CA I'd like to start this, my first review on this site, with a short story. In the summer of 2008, my mom and I found ourselves six hours into a 10 hour drive with my three kids when we became desperate for … [Read more...]