California

By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 5th, 2016
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We love to go RV camping in our family! In our RV, we can travel to different places and feel really comfortable while doing it.  The kids love traveling in the RV because it has a bathroom, a kitchen, TVs and fun places to sleep and hang out! I love traveling in the RV because it […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Apr 9th, 2016
3 Comments
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A few weeks ago, our family headed down to Southern California for a much needed staycation. We only took half of our crew (3 of our 6 kids) this time around, but after our experience with Extended Stay America, we would definitely do it again with all 6 kids! We headed down on Friday after […]...
By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Events
Oct 30th, 2015
2 Comments
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Can you believe how close Christmas is? It’s my favorite time of the year! I love the lights, songs, and general feeling of happiness and love that goes with it! This year, Frank and I will be taking our 6 kids to check out Knott’s Merry Farm. They are going to have a blast! While […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 13th, 2015
26 Comments
6308 Views
This summer, we took our kids to both the Santa Barbara County Fair (located in Santa Maria, California) and the California Mid-State Fair (located in Paso Robles, California). This blog post is going to be all about the Santa Barbara County Fair! While our four older kids went on a camping trip with their grandpa, Frank […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Avila Beach
Jul 15th, 2015
68 Comments
11398 Views
We live in a small town on the Central Coast and sometimes get a chance to enjoy romantic getaways together. Most recently, we enjoyed the weekend at Avila Beach. We took our RV and were lucky enough to find a spot with full hook-ups for our family RV. It was awesome!  Our RV spot with […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
May 2nd, 2015
4 Comments
5446 Views
For the last few years I’ve slowly transitioned into a runner. Do I love to run? No. Well, not when I’m running, but I like the feeling of accomplishment when I’m done. Typically, I try to run a few times a week usually completing 3-mile runs.   But running tends to get boring. That’s why I […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Feb 22nd, 2015
1 Comment
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Laguna Lake Park is a nice 375-acre park in San Luis just south of Cerro San Luis Mountain. This park used to have a beautiful 25-acre lake that has now shrunken to look more like a pond, but the ducks are still there and like to be fed. There is also a very nice playground […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 24th, 2015
1 Comment
5957 Views
I’m still trying to catch up on my hiking posts from the past few months. Finding the time, as I’m sure we all can attest to, seems harder and harder as the kids get older with all of their extracurricular activities…but I’ll save that for future posts because I digress and need to stay focused […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 23rd, 2015
2 Comments
6117 Views
Riddle me this… Who can run like a Goddess while still here on Earth, drink the nectar of the gods in a place that looks like heaven? Answer:  YOU!!! Wait, what?!?  Now I’ve had the pleasure of participating in a lot of “fun runs,” mud runs, and a half marathon…but THIS run is just what […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 18th, 2015
37 Comments
9455 Views
This summer, Frank and I had the opportunity to enjoy a weekend getaway to San Francisco sans kids.  I hadn’t been to Downtown San Francisco in a long time, so I was really excited to spend time with the man I love doing some fun things in the city.  We checked out Fisherman’s Wharf, Ride […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Jan 5th, 2015
0 Comments
5165 Views
What a way to end 2014! On Christmas day, Russel and I decided to get out and drive…just drive…find our own little adventure. Being kid-free this year it was easy for us to be on the go with no plans or expectations. For those of you who know me, I am always up for a […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Dec 22nd, 2014
11 Comments
4931 Views
Happy New Year’s!  Ok, so it’s almost time to say Happy New Year’s!  What are you planning on doing this New Year’s Eve?  Why not ring in the New Year with your family and friends at Knott’s Berry Farm?  We are excited to be taking our six kids to Knott’s Berry Farm for the New […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 17th, 2014
49 Comments
10845 Views
In our family, we love to go camping!  In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo!  We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 16th, 2014
7 Comments
5737 Views
  Each month, a group of us girls get together and go out for a Girl’s Night Out!  It is so much fun!  Originally our group was formed to play Bunco, but with everyone’s busy schedules, it became really difficult to do.  After a few months, we were all missing our monthly get-togethers and decided […]...
By Frank Gurnee
In California
Nov 12th, 2014
42 Comments
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  As a family, we love to camp!  Ok, so I’m not talking about sleeping on the ground under the stars or in a tent camping.  I’m talking about enjoy the beauty around you with a kitchen and a bathroom available at all times without having to walk in the dark by yourself camping.  Yes, […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Nov 3rd, 2014
1 Comment
4087 Views
Last month my friend Melanie, our kids, and I participated in a local 5K…A Zombie Run! Zombie Invasion SLO was such a fun experience; I love themed runs! This 5K was a fundraiser for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center – a local charity. Zombies are horribly dangerous to all human life and zombie infections […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 17th, 2014
2 Comments
5682 Views
We’ve all been in the position of trying to stuff a lot of things to do into a short amount of time. Whether it’s running errands, going to appointments, or having to pick up the kids of a half-day. Arleena and I were pressed on time, and decided to stay local and find some kind […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In Anaheim
Oct 16th, 2014
54 Comments
10703 Views
We received passes for our visit.  All opinions are mine. I love Disneyland!  No matter how old I am, there is always something magical about visiting Disneyland.  I especially love visiting during the holidays, particularly during the Halloween and Christmas seasons.  Frank and I recently headed to Disneyland on a weekend getaway sans kids.  W...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Oct 3rd, 2014
45 Comments
8159 Views
  I love traveling and visiting National Parks.  I have been to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park.  I recently visited Sequoia National Park with one of my friends and contributors on The Mommy-Files (Caroline) and loved it!  In fact, I got a ton of really great […]...
By Shannon Gurnee
In California
Sep 17th, 2014
26 Comments
6393 Views
Frank and I love to travel!  Recently, we headed up to San Francisco and spent a weekend exploring the city like tourists do.  It was pretty fun!  I definitely think we’ll be visiting San Francisco again – especially since it’s only about 4 hours away north of us.  We had a great drive up and […]...
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