…so you don’t hear the whining and fighting from the 5.75 and 3 year-old boys who were tagging along on our last-minute Fourth of July escape to Mendocino County.
My hope is that these peaceful and calm photos (with my patented no whining kid filter) will eventually reshape our memories, so we remember ourselves as the perfect family, and we will remember this trip as the perfect summer getaway with the right balance of culture and quiet…
If anyone has tips on how to travel successfully with children, so instead of whining they sweetly thank you for the enrichment you are providing their lives, I would love to hear them.
In case you are curious to learn more about the places in the photos above, this is where we went:
Elk Creek Beach perfect for fort building.
Flynn Creek Circus we were not as in love with the fighting theme this year, but still a talented bunch of people and fun to see what some people can do with their bodies.
Fourth of July Parade such a sweet small town parade with quite a diverse population.
Manchester State Park Beach long walk to get to the beach, but worth it.
Skunk Train heaven for kids, especially the model train museum, and you can bring your dogs on the train too!
Glass Beach very crowded, but still neat to discover glass treasures and explore tide pools.
Frontier Days very authentic look at life outside of the Bay Area bubble… my kids now want to be cowboys.
Roots of Motive Power neat free activity that is great for all ages.