Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Kids of all ages love to ride trains and we have three wonderful little trains for you to try. Our first pick is in Santa Barbara, California at the South Coast Railroad Museum . The Goleta Short Line miniature train ride operates year-around. The miniature train travels 1/2-mile around the museum every weekend. The next train is in Long Beach, California. The El Dorado Express . This is a real park train originally from Colton California. Now in Long Beach at El Dorado Park. This miniature train ride is nearly a mile long. The train is open weekends only but well worth the trip. Finally our third pick for a Saturday afternoon is Pacific Southwest Railway Museum 16-mile round-trip journey into the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest. Located in Campo California. Lots of rolling stock on display plus a couple of engines.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Quail Hill Loop Trail is part of the City of Irvine open space preserve. The trail is 1.8 miles long and perfect for a family hike. There is ample free parking at the trail head and if you bring along your cell phone there is an audio tour. The loop begins with an up hill climb to Vista Point. From this overlook you can see the entire Quail Hill Preserve and the Irvine Valley. read the full Quail Hill loop article