Archive for December, 2011

Thanksgiving in Austin, TX & Filmore, CA Christmas Tree Train

Posted by: Frances

December 6th, 2011 >> Holidays, Outdoor Activities, Travel

Matt and I went to Austin, TX to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  We had a fantastic time with everyone and I must say, man can my sister cook!!!  I miss them dearly.

Matt, Steve Pearson’s family, and I drove out to Filmore, CA to ride the Train and cut down our Christmas tree.  This train had a Steam Engine from 1913 and train cars from the 1920s and 1930s.  I loved it!  The water fountains on the train were really neat too.  We had a 45 minute train ride to the Christmas tree farm.  Then we roamed the farm and found our perfect tree to cut down.  I felt like Clark Griswald in Christmas vacation.  All of us had such a great time.  Here are some pictures below:


The train!



Our Christmas tree being cut down…


And off to load onto the train!


And the final result!!!

Bridge to NoWhere Hike for the 2nd time

Posted by: Frances

December 6th, 2011 >> Outdoor Activities, Travel

Matt and I took Jack on the Hike to the Bridge to NoWhere.  We only hiked about 3 miles in and 3 miles back because the trail is rough on his paws.  We had a great time and loved the hike.  The weather was perfect and Jack loved swimming in the water.  We had a lot of laughs and good moments on this hike.  I can’t wait to do it again.


water crossing!


Disneyland California Adventure

Posted by: Frances

December 6th, 2011 >> Outdoor Activities, Travel

I went to Disneyland California Adventure with the Caudill Family.  It was my first time to go to this park.  I had a great time, but I like the other park much better because there is more to do.  They had my favorite Disney show there called It’s a bug’s life.  I absolutely love this show!  I went on the Ferris Wheel with swinging carts and did not like it very much.  I loved the view, but not the so much the swing.